The Credible Messenger Reporting Project is now underway. Apply for support:
The Center for Gun Violence Reporting at Community College of Philadelphia is now seeking applicants to join the Credible Messenger Reporting Project and tell the story of gun violence and prevention in Philadelphia from the community perspective.
Community reporters will be paired with professional journalists to learn from each other, craft stories collaboratively and get the news out where it can make a difference.
We hope to see some of the resulting reports shared by local news organizations, while other might be more effective on social media platforms and we hope to find professional journalists learning more about engaging new audiences. The possibilities are endless.
The Center will provide equal funding to both partners and cover related expenses, including stipends for story subjects from the community in some cases.
This is a pilot project and we want your feedback: Please contact us with any questions, concerns or recommendations.