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

Philadelphia TV news journalists, community leaders and other experts are coming together today for our Better Gun Violence Reporting Workshop.The goal is to imagine how we can lead the way together in our city and advance the most ethical, empathetic and imp…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

On a sadly typical weekend in August, 20 people in Philadelphia were shot. Inquirer journalists went to every crime scene and tried to understand why. [Inquirer$]It's not just Philly: From Oakland to Chicago to Newark, shootings are disrupting childhood educa…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

Later this month we are hosting the Better Gun Violence Reporting Workshop with local TV news journalists, community leaders and other experts on how we can lead the way together in advancing the most ethical, empathetic and impactful gun violence reporting p…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s gun violence crisis is impacting all of us. What if news reporting could be part of the solution?We are convening a workshop later this month with local TV news journalists, experts from impacted communities, researchers, educators and other th…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

We are still strengthening connections with everyone who attended and already discussing another Credible Messenger Film Festival after screening the first six short documentaries produced with our support during events this week. For complete information and…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Inquirer published an essay by Oronde McClain, who recently joined our staff but previously participated in our Credible Messenger Reporting Project:

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Please make plans to join us for the first-ever Credible Messenger Film Festival on August 28th and 30th in the Cope House at Awbury Arboretum in the historic Germantown neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia. We will screen every video production we have s…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Full report now: Read all about it and see more photos from last month’s in-person premiere of “They Don’t Care About Us,” which was produced by gun violence survivor Oronde McClain with support from our Credible Messenger Reporting Project. [PCGVR]

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Last week, we shared our refreshed About, Team and Partner pages. Now, we have improved home page menus, a new comprehensive Directory for our mobile users and a new page with our Media Mentions. Next, we are planning some events, we will be reporting more …

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Please check out the refreshed About, Partner and Team pages on our menu. During the past three years, the Center has supported a diverse network of 64 people and soon we will add profile sections for all of our community journalists, consultants, contracto…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

Gun violence survivor Semaj Obranty, who was shot in the head three years ago at age 10, responds to a question following a screening of “They Don’t Care About Us, Or Do They?”, a short documentary produced with support from our Credible Messenger Reporting P…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

The latest production from the Credible Messenger Reporting Project is now available in its entirety at the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting: These Philly Gun Violence Activists Are Not Giving Up On Saving LivesBrandon Chastang, better known as …

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting is delighted to report that Oronde McClain has joined the staff as our first Credible Messenger Newsroom Liaison, with support from the The Opportunity Fund at The Stoneleigh Foundation. Shannon Hodges is j…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

Not Giving Up: B. McFly interviews Suleiman Hassan of Soldiers for Recovery• Brandon Chastang, better know as B. McFly, interviews Suleiman Hassan of Soldiers for Recovery in this first video from a series he recently produced for our Credible Messenger Repor…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• In this extraordinary and intimate new conversation between two mothers who have each lost a son to gun violence, our community engagement manager Maxayn Gooden interviews Kimberly Kamara about her experience participating in our Credible Messenger Reportin…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Last week we introduced Stronger Every Day: Healing After Gun Violence from our Credible Messenger Reporting Project. Community journalist Tashawn Strother hosts this audio documentary sharing her family’s journey after her son Walter Willis was shot and cr…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• New today: 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 …

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Philadelphia gunshot survivor Oronde McClain shares intimate and informative conversations with three other local survivors in the latest documentary from the Credible Messenger Reporting Project: “They Don’t Care About Us” or Do They? [PCGVR]• Meet Oronde …

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

Above: The new Vital Statistics Dashboard from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health indicates that homicide has been the leading cause of potential years of life lost among Black male residents through 2019. The related press release says homicide has…

 
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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…