With every new outbreak of gun violence in Philadelphia, we understand that many people may be seeking more information about specific incidents but we do not provide breaking news coverage. Instead, we recommend that those reporting gun violence consider the resources below. Read More
What does the most ethical, impactful and empathetic reporting look like when covering community gun violence. Our Director of Research Dr. Jessica Beard participated in this media panel addressing the role and responsibilities of the media when reporting on community gun violence in Philadelphia and similar cities. Read More
More than twice as many people were shot in Philadelphia during the first six months of 2021 when compared with the first six months of 2015. Fatal shootings also doubled from 94 recorded during the first six months of 2015 to 237 in 2021. Read More
What are the best practices for reporting on gun violence and prevention? Who are the best sources? What does the research tell us? We will offer prompts to begin the conversation each day but we really want to hear what’s on your mind. Just complete the form and watch for an email invitation.
This data catalog was provided by the Expert Panel on Firearms Data Infrastructure. There’s a link to an appendix for descriptions, firearms-related variables, limitations, currency and other characteristics. Read More
Reporting on traumatic events such as gun violence can present special challenges and responsibilities related to the well-being of journalists, the people we engage with and the audiences and communities we serve. Please take advantage of these resources from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Read More