These Philly Gun Violence Activists Are Not Giving Up On Saving Lives

July 11, 2022

Brandon Chastang, better known as B. McFly, interviews several prominent figures in Philadelphia’s gun violence prevention community in a series of videos he recently produced for the Credible Messenger Reporting Project here at the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting. WHYY gun violence prevention reporter Sammy Caiola was the professional partner on this project and Chris Mansfield was the Credible Messenger video producer. Above: Youth mentor Ant Brown, at left, is interviewed by B. McFly. Read More

Behind the scenes with P.O.C.

May 9, 2022

Professional partner P.O.C. of Revive Media sat down recently to share her thoughts behind the making of “Numb to Normalcy,” one of several mini-documentaries produced during the first round of the Credible Messenger Reporting Project last year.

The interview was conducted by our Community Engagement Manager Maxayn Gooden, who first joined our organization last year while producing her own project as a Credible Messenger community journalist in our program.

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Behind the scenes: Tyler Campbell on community reporting

February 25, 2022

Community journalist Tyler Campbell planned, managed, reported and wrote the latest work produced with support from our Credible Messenger Reporting Project. Sammy Caiola, who recently joined WHYY in the new role of gun violence prevention reporter, interviewed Tyler. Read More

Moms reflect on producing “The Path Forward”

January 22, 2022

Four members of Mothers in Charge, one of Philadelphia’s leading gun violence prevention communities, partnered with a longtime Philadelphia journalist and her team to produce “The Path Forward,” a short documentary sharing their own intimate conversation about losing their sons to gun violence. Read More

New grant ensures next round of Credible Messenger Reporting Project

August 13, 2021

The Independence Public Media Foundation announced $4 million in grants supporting community media-makers, journalism, film and digital equity projects, including $100,000 from its Community Voices Fund to refine and expand our Credible Messenger Reporting Project. Project design and planning are underway now and we will post a call for applications very early in the new year for new work to be produced and distributed next spring. Read More

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