Resources for Credible Messenger Reporting Teams

COVID-19 Safety Guidance

All work related to this project must adhere to city and state COVID-19 safety guidance. Info: PHL | PA | CDC

Journalism Ethics

The Code of Ethics set forth by the Society of Professional Journalists is a guide that encourages all who engage in journalism to take responsibility for the information they provide

Best Practices Guide

We simply expect our teams to seek, verify and report the truth but we also suggest considering this best practices guide: Reporting on Community Gun Violence? Here’s what to do

Trauma Journalism

Reporting on traumatic event comes with special challenges and responsibilities. You can find many helpful resources at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. While not focused specifically on community gun violence, this guide covers many of the issues one might face: Tragedies & Journalists

Solutions Journalism

Solutions journalism is rigorous and compelling reporting on responses to social problems. The Solutions Journalism Network Learning Lab offers a great wealth of resources and you can register for free.

Peace Journalism

Create an atmosphere conducive to peace without compromising the basic principles of good journalism. Visit: The Center for Global Peace Journalism.

Mobile Journalism

The Philadelphia Neighborhoods Mobile & Remote Journalism Toolkit was created to provide instruction on how to produce multimedia journalism with nothing more than a cell phone or a phone and computer.

More resources

Please visit our general resources for reporting on gun violence and data catalog.


This is a pilot project and we want your feedback: Please contact us with any questions, concerns or recommendations.