Reporting Resources: U.S. National

This page was created to share resources for those reporting on gun violence. If you spot errors or omissions, please Contact PCGVR.

This page was created to share resources for those reporting on gun violence. If you spot errors or omissions, please Contact PCGVR.


The Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting

Better Gun Violence Reporting Summit: 2019

Agenda | Audio | Experts | Hashtag | Notes | Photos | Press | Recap

Gun violence and prevention news

The Trace

Guns and America

The Guardian US

Notable journalism projects

Cost of the Crossfire: Chattanooga Times Free Press

Targeting Gun Violence Newsletter: Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Guns & Lies: The Guardian US

The Toll (newsletter): The Indianapolis Star

The Trace: How We Fix This

The True Cost of Gun Violence in America: Mother Jones

Huffpost: What Bullets Do to Bodies

What it’s like to be counted on to repair the bodies broken by America’s relentless gun violence

Solutions journalism and gun violence

How to Report On Gun Violence in America

Solutions Story Tracker: Search results for gun

Indy Star: The Toll

JJIE: Targeting Gun Violence

The Trace: How we fix this

Chattanooga Times Free Press: Cost of the Crossfire

Pennsylvania Capital-Star #PAForward Search: “gun” tweets

Reporting resources

American Violence

Bibliography of academic studies on contagion (2017)

Berkeley Media Studies Group: Search results for “gun”

Covering Guns

David Kennedy addresses Mothers in Charge, 2014

Dart Center: Covering Guns & Gun Violence

Dart Center: Reporting on Youth Violence

Enormous resource list: Miscellaneous Crime Sites

Firearm technology and vocabulary: Everytown

Following up: Gun violence coverage references from ONA18

Gary Slutkin: Ted Talk

Google Dataset Search

Gun Deaths In America | FiveThirtyEight

Gun Violence Archive

Gun Violence Data: Comprehensive record of over 260k US gun violence incidents from 2013-2018


Interrupters Documentary

JJIE Resources: Data and Statistics

JJIE: Youth Gun Violence Resources

Journalist’s Resource – Search Results for: gun

Mapping Police Violence

On the Media: How to Report On Gun Violence in America

Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change: Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Police and Research

Rank state by type of gun death: Gun Violence in the United States, 2010-17

Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change

Reporting Roseburg: The Journalists’ Narrative

Reporting on Violence: New Ideas for Television, Print and Web (2001!)

Solutions Story Tracker

The Trace: Monthly Firearm Sales Estimates

Firearm technology and vocabulary: Everytown

Mass shooting coverage resources

The Unintended Consequences of Media Coverage of Mass Shooters (and What We Can Do About Them) – IRE 2018 Tipsheet

The Violence Project: Mass Shooting Data & Research

Recommendations For Reporting on Mass Shootings:

No Notoriety:

Don’t Name Them

The “I Love U Guys” Foundation –

Reporting Roseburg – The Journalists’ Narrative

Journalism organizations

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Reynolds Journalism Institute

Solutions Journalism Network

Peace Journalism

Gun violence research institutions

Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy & Research

AFFIRM: American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine

Center for Gun Violence Prevention

The New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research at Rutgers

Berkeley Media Studies Group

The National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research 

Begun Center for Violence Prevention

Intervention programs

Cure Violence

National Network for Safe Communities

Cradle to Grave

Healing Hurt People 

Advance Peace


Mothers in Charge

Advocacy groups

Everytown for Gun Safety

Moms Demand Action



Newtown Action Alliance

Sandy Hook Promise

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Community Justice Action Fund

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence

March For Our Lives

Stop Handgun Violence

States United



Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence–and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets

Don’t Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America: David M. Kennedy

Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis

The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs To Know®: Philip J. Cook, Kristin A. Goss

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America: Jill Leovy

Third and Indiana: A Novel : Steve Lopes (fiction, sort of)

On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries): Alice Goffman (*controversy)

Columbine: Dave Cullen

Twitter lists

IBGVR: Gun violence and prevention experts

IBGVR: Gun violence and prevention journalists

IBGVR: Summit presenters and related organizations


Reporting on traumatic events such as gun violence can present special challenges and responsibilities related to the well-being of journalists, the people we engage with and the audiences and communities we serve. Please take advantage of these resources from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma:


Self Care Tips for News Media

Self-Care Amid Disaster

Managing Stress & Trauma on Investigative Projects

New Media Landscape, Less Media Safety

8 Ways Freelance Journalists Can Practice Self-Care

Student Journalist Perspective: Self-Care Practices for the Newsroom

For editors:

Reporters Exposed to Traumatic Events: Tips for Managers and Editors

Editor Perspective: Self-Care Practices and Peer Support for the Newsroom

Harm reduction:

Working with Victims and Survivors: Minimise Further Harm

Ethical Reporting on Traumatised People

Pennsylvania data

PA Health Department: Violence Dashboard PA homicide visualization Assaults on Police

Philadelphia data

Open Data Philly: Shooting Victims CSV Shooting Victims

Philadelphia DA: Public Data Dashboard

Philadelphia Police Department: Crime Maps & Stats

Crime Incidents: 2006 – Present

City of Philadelphia: Community Health Explorer 2018 shooting victims visualization Philadelphia Homicides (1998-2017)

Gun violence in Philly: ‘An everyday mass shooting,’ Temple study finds

Philadelphia Police Crime Prevention & Violence Reduction Action Plan, June, 2020

Philadelphia Office of Violence Prevention: The Philadelphia Roadmap to Safer Communities, January, 2019

Philadelphia / PA Advocacy Groups

Mothers in Charge

Philadelphia CeaseFire

Every Murder is Real


The Coalition of Trauma Centers for Firearm Injury Prevention