Weekly Brief: 10.12.22

Each week we share news from the Center plus updates on gun violence and prevention from our partners at Billy Penn.

Above: Beatrice Forman of Billy Penn prepared a report after attending our recent Better Gun Violence Workshop. It’s at the top of this newsletter.

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Conference presentation

Our Director of Research Dr. Jessica Beard introduced new research from our collaborative in Washington on March 31 during the annual conference held by SAVIR, the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research. Read More

Research: Half of all shooting victims not reported in the news

Dr. Jessica Beard and Jim MacMillan of the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting were among authors of a study published in the journal Preventive Medicine titled “Making the news: Victim characteristics associated with media reporting on firearm injury.” In summary: Researchers and the public turn to the media for information on firearm violence. Half of all shooting victims were not reported in the news. Deaths, multiple shootings, women, and children were more often covered by the media. Comprehensive data on firearm injury is essential. Read More