Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

By The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting

Reporting on gun violence comes with exceptional challenges, responsibilities and opportunities. The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting wants to help.

Reporting on gun violence comes with exceptional challenges, responsibilities and opportunities. The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting wants to help.

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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Report for America corps member Samantha Searles is joining WHYY gun violence prevention reporter Sammy Caiola and intern Amelia Winger to report on solutions to gun violence. [@WHYYNews/@SamSearles9/@SammyCaiola/@ameliawinger]• Temple's new Logan Center fo…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

Professional partner P.O.C. of Revive Media, seen at left above, sat down recently to share her thoughts behind the making of “Numb to Normalcy,” one of several mini-documentaries produced during the first round of the Credible Messenger Reporting Project las…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Clicking on "All Years" at top-right on "Mapping Philadelphia's Gun Violence Crisis" now displays nearly 10,000 nonfatal shootings and more than 2,400 fatal shootings recorded in Philadelphia since January 1, 2015. [Philadelphia Office of the Controller]

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• The community at Mothers in Charge is planning a peace walk and rally in advance of Mothers Day. Register to participate on May 5. [Mothers in Charge/eventbrite]

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Eight people were killed and 41 were wounded in Philadelphia gun violence between Thursday and Sunday. The mayor, police commissioner and district attorney made statements. [@PhillyMayor/@PPDCommish/WHYY]

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Above: Philadelphia has 48 ZIP Codes. So far this year, residents in five ZIP Codes -- mostly in North Philadelphia and Kensington -- have suffered 44 percent of the city’s shooting victims, or 249 out of 562 total people shot, according to open city data m…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• What does the most ethical, impactful and empathetic news reporting look like when covering community gun violence? Our Director of Research Dr. Jessica Beard took part in this panel discussing the role and responsibilities of the media. [PCGVR]

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• The City of Philadelphia introduced a new 2-1-1 hotline to connect people affected by gun violence with groups offering help. Several local journalism projects have been sharing similar resources online since we heard the call to action at our Summit in lat…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

"History shows that the public is easily spooked by the specter of crime, and debates over our response to it are largely influenced by the day’s headlines and corresponding bursts of outrage and fear." -- Journalist and previous Everytown research director T…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Domestic violence has spiked in Philadelphia during recent years, especially the number of cases involving guns. Several recommendations were presented at a City Council hearing last week. [WHYY/The Philadelphia Tribune]

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Philadelphia Police commissioner Danielle Outlaw intends to fire the police officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old last week. An attorney for the child's father voiced "a very strong suspicion that this child was shot at close range in the back." [WHYY/C…

 
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Register now for "Shift the Narrative: A Media Panel on Community-Centered Gun Violence Reporting"

The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting is partnering with the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, Firelight Media and filmmaker Terrance Pitts to present a free, virtual event.Register now and join the conversation on April 1:Shift the …

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

An interview “almost feels like an interrogation which is triggering for a lot of folks,” but “it allows you to open up when you’re talking to somebody who can relate to your experiences.” -- Tyler Campbell

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Photographer Kathy Shorr hopes that what began as a project to highlight the enduring grief of so many mothers will grow into a call to action and activism. [The Philadelphia Inquirer/kathyshorr.com]

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• The latest report produced with support from our Credible Messenger Reporting Project was published last week, including the photograph at the top of this page. In words and pictures: "Humanity behind the headlines: Black men on surviving in Philly." [WHYY/…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

Our partners at Mothers in Charge are prominently featured in a new documentary that premiered online in its entirely for the first time Monday night: "Heaven: Can You Hear Me?""In Philadelphia, gun violence is the leading cause of death for young Black men. …

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• We're now accepting applications for both community journalists and professional partners to join the second cohort of our Credible Messenger Reporting Project, to leverage their combined authority and report on the root causes of gun violence, personal exp…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Operation Save Our City's 10th annual Campout for Peace begins Friday. [Facebook/Google News]

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

“There is no greater threat to our well-being than our historic levels of violence; supporting proven, community-led solutions should be a top priority.” -- Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight of Mothers in Charge

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• We hope that data and information we provide may prove useful but we never forget that we are talking about real people. Learn about the individuals lost to gun violence in Philadelphia and opportunities to remember someone you loved. [PCGVR]