IBGVR Philadelphia operations coordinator Alison Burdo made this presentation at Klein News Innovation Camp at Temple University in November 2019, one week after #BGVR2019: the inaugural Better Gun Violence Reporting Summit on community gun violence at WHYY in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Shooting Victims Dashboard is a project of The Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting, a nonprofit whose mission is to “inform a new set of best practices for journalists reporting on gun violence.”
Guns & America is a groundbreaking new reporting collaboration focused on a single issue: the role of guns in American life — and we were honored to have them presenting at the Better Gun Violence Reporting Summit.
We’re incredibly proud of what we have accomplished this fall but even more grateful to everyone who has made it possible. Every donor, partner, presenter, volunteer, participant and attendee has given more than we could ever return. But on the bottom line we are just breaking even.
Reporters, trauma surgeons, representatives of NGOs, researchers, and survivors gathered at the Better Gun Violence Reporting Summit in Philadelphia to explore the most constructive ways to report on gun violence
Participants pointed out that news organizations often share resources when reporting stories about suicide, domestic assault, sexual violence and addiction.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research has achieved a national reputation for high-quality research, analysis, and innovation to advance the prevention of gun violence. We are honored to present the Director and a Core Faculty Member for this critical session.
We are grateful to the team at The Trace for coordinating this critical session with leading journalists covering gun violence across the nation.
People who’ve been impacted firsthand by gun violence requested news organizations share resources when reporting on issues like this — so we put together this list.
The Philadelphia Shooting Victims Dashboard shows data for every gun shot victim in the city for the last five years.
Plus: How about a resource list at the end of every article or broadcast about a shooting?
Most homicide victims in this area are people of color, and until 2-year-old Nikolette Rivera died last month, their names were largely forgotten. Don’t believe me?
We are honored to partner with AH Datalytics, LLC and The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists to introduce this important resource.
We are grateful to the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri and to WHYY and the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, as well as the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Action Tank and AH Datalytics. Please join us for the Better Gun Violence Reporting Summit in Philadelphia. Get your tickets now.
We are grateful to the team at The Trace for coordinating this critical session with leading journalists covering gun violence across the nation. The Trace’s nonprofit journalism has spurred bipartisan legislative proposals, law enforcement reforms, congressional inquiries, and new academic research.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research has achieved a national reputation for our high-quality research, analysis, and innovation to advance the prevention of gun violence. We are honored to present the director and a Core Faculty Member for this critical session.
Reporting on community gun violence is difficult. Guns & America, a public media reporting project covering the role of guns in American life, will present some of the empirical research they rely on to report deeper, more contextual stories.
This session will include findings from a focus group study that explores how victims of gun violence in Philadelphia perceive local media coverage of the issue and how they think such reporting can be improved.
Three prominent local journalists will address questions gathered from mothers who have lost loved ones — in a conversation intended to bring the communities closer together and improve news coverage.
As part of this panel, we will hear from health care providers treating gun injured patients as well as public health practitioners and researchers working to unpack the root causes of gun violence and identify evidence-based solutions to this important public health problem in Philadelphia. Click the title for panelist bios.
Next month, on Nov. 8, the Better Gun Reporting Violence Summit at WHYY-FM in Philadelphia will bring together “experts in public health, gun policy, and violence reduction; community members who have experienced gun violence; and journalists from around the country” to “achieve the same goal: interrupt the cycle of community violence, reduce shootings and save lives.”
The inaugural Better Gun Violence Reporting Summit will be hosted by Errin Haines, The Associated Press’ National Writer on Race and Ethnicity.
Fifteen Philadelphia journalists were invited to spend a day with 30 residents from the core communities impacted by gun violence in the city, most of whom had lost several loved ones.
Community activists; young people from the inner city; mothers of children killed by guns; and reporters from television, online, and print news outlets gathered to talk about how better to cover gun violence in the city and share commonsense solutions.
This event has been created to bring together members of the community impacted by gun violence in Philadelphia with journalists who play some role in coverage of the issue.