Weekly Brief: 05.30.24

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


This week: An interview with our research director. Fewer Memorial Day weekend shootings. Violent crime is near a 50-year low. New national crime data resource.

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Weekly Brief: 05.23.24

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


This week: Philadelphia shooting victims totals fall to 2018 rates. Year-to-date homicides are down 38 percent.

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Weekly Brief: 05.16.24

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


This week: Register now to catch our research director at Health Journalism 2024 next month in New York City.

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Weekly Brief: 05.09.24

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


This week: Years of research and community-engaged work come together in two new publications from PCGVR research collaboratvie.

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Weekly Brief: 05.02.24

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


This week: Request a stop on our documentary tour.

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Weekly Brief: 04.25.24

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


This week: Now you can listen to the cast and crew conversations that followed our recent Philadelphia premiere of The Second Trauma. Read More

Weekly Brief: April 18

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


Above: PCGVR Credible Messenger Community Manager Maxayn Gooden met recently with students in Prof. Florence Madenga’s “Black Journalism and Philadelphia” course at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Weekly Brief: 04.11.02

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


This week: More than 300 people have registered to attend the Philadelphia premiere of The Second Trauma next Wednesday at the Temple Performing Arts Center and you can still register for free.

Above: We were invited to hold a screening and conversation last week at Montclair State University.

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Weekly Brief: 04.04.24

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


This week: The Second Trauma goes to Morgan State. Philadelphia premiere host announced. Help us pack the house.

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Weekly Brief: 03.28.24

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


Above: PCGVR journalism research advisor Jennifer Midberry speaks during the 26th Annual Klein College Graduate Research Forum at Temple University last week, where she was recognized with the Klein-Carnell Rising Scholar award. Prof. Midberry will join the Temple journalism faculty next fall. Previous to her career in academia, she worked for the Philadelphia Daily News, the Associated Press, AOL News, and ABC News.

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Weekly Brief: 03.21.24

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


This week: Maxayn Gooden and Oronde McClain were sporting our new PCGVR staff gear when they took part in an NBC10 Listens Tour event last week at The Met in North Philadelphia.

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Weekly Brief: 03.14.24

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


This week: Get your tickets now for the Philadelphia premiere of The Second Trauma. Request a stop on the film tour.

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