No breaking news here

January 10, 2023

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

This week in Chicago: Meeting with health care journalists

October 13, 2022

Dr. Jesscia Beard, director of research here at the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting, will be a featured speaker this week at Reporting on Violence as a Public Health Issue: An AHCJ Summit. The workshop organized by the Association of Health Care Journalists will also feature WHYY gun violence prevention reporter Sammy Caiola as well as Yvonne Latty, who directs the new Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting at Temple University, and PCGVR director Jim MacMillan. Non-Member Virtual Tickets are still available.

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Expanding our team and our services

July 5, 2022

The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting is delighted to report that Oronde McClain has joined the staff as our first Credible Messenger Newsroom Liaison, Shannon Hodges is joining us as a Podcast Producer this summer to promote the interviews conducted by our Community Engagement Manager Maxayn Gooden, and as we announced recently, Maria Mitri is joining us this summer and has been helping us organize our content and operations. Read More

Make a Difference: Support the Center

July 2, 2022

Thank you for making your way to the bottom of our home page. Your attention and concern mean the world.

• We launched The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting two years ago to explore the hypothesis that changing the way journalists and news organizations report on gun violence could prevent shootings and save lives.

• We organized a community reporting project to shift power to people with lived expertise, a professional development program to support journalists already covering gun violence and a research collaborative which has been refining our focus by identifying harmful reporting practices and asking what the ideal, most ethical and impactful reporting on gun violence might look like.

• Now we are focused on implementing what we have learned, synthesizing our programs for maximum impact and sustaining the Center for years to come. We are proud of our progress and but the gun violence crisis only worsens and we need your help. Please consider making a recurring tax-deductible contribution today. Please visit:

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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

Maxayn Gooden, Community Engagement Manager

January 27, 2022

Maxayn Gooden is Community Engagement Manager for the Credible Messenger Reporting Project. Her work includes communicating with past, present and future community journalists, helping to meet their reporting needs, gathering community-produced content and helping to plan and execute improvements to the Credible Messenger Reporting Project. Read More

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