PBS checks in with our experts
Slide show: Credible Messenger Link-up and Info Session
05.06.23: More than 40 people attended our first Credible Messenger Link-Up and Info Session on May 6 at Temple University, including some of the city’s most prominent journalists and gun violence prevention community leaders. MORE INFO
Credible Messenger Report: Unsolved pocast
04.24.23: Tiffaney Flynn, who lost her daughter Ojanae Thompson to Philadelphia gun violence in 2021, shares her experience with victim advocate Ikey Raw, a community reporter participating in our Credible Messenger Reporting Project. The professional reporting partner supporting this report was Yvonne Latty of the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting at Temple University’s Klein College.
Sharing our story
PCGVR research and program popdate
Word for word
NPR check in with our research director
02.28.23: Our director of research Dr. Jessica Beard discusses harmful gun violence reporting on Consider This. (Jump to 4:05 for Dr. Beard or listen to the whole report.)
Exploring the role of the media
Healthcare journalism summit10.27.22: Our Director of Research Dr. Jessica Beard introduced our work at “Reporting on Violence as a Public Health Issue,” a summit organized by the Association of Heath Care Journalists. Listen:
Get to know us
11.30.22: Our director of research Dr. Jessica Beard discussed our work on Trauma Code at WBAI in New York.
Slide show: Credible Messenger Film Festival
08.28.22: Our first-ever Credible Messenger Film Festival took place at the Cope House at Awbury Arboretum in the Germantown section Philadelphia in late August, 2022. We screened every short documentary we have supported to date, each followed by a panel discussion including some of the community journalists, producers and professional partners behind each production as well as some of the people who appeared.
06.01.22: Tashawn Strother, a community journalist from our Credible Messenger Reporting Project, hosts an audio documentary sharing her family’s journey after her son Walter Willis was shot and critically wounded on New Year’s Eve in 2019. Voices include our Director of Research Dr. Jessica Beard, who is also the trauma surgeon who cared for Walter – and Walter himself. LISTEN: BEHIND THE SCENES INTERVIEWS