Fellowship project will include development of best practices guidebook with feedback from journalists, family of gun violence victims
It’s been two months and 1,000 miles since our launch, and the Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting is striding towards its ambitious goals.
Nichole Currie of Germantown Solutions, a podcast series powered by the Germantown Info Hub, sat down with MacMillan to learn more about his research.
Next month, founder Jim MacMillan begins a residential fellowship at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, where a small but outstanding team of students will join the initiative.
The City of Philadelphia will be supporting a collaborative violence-prevention event to be organized by The Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting. From the proposal: What if changing the way …
News consumers have to dig in a little to get a comprehensive grip on gun violence in America.
He hopes to convince news organizations to break with the traditional way they’ve learned to cover gun violence. No more formulaic reports that only reveal the bare details of a shooting, which he says can often leave the reader feeling hopeless.
As an RJI Fellow, MacMillan will develop plans to help journalists cover the country’s most intractable crisis and the most lethal — yet preventable — threat to public health: gun violence.
We need a different approach to save lives, and journalists are a key part of this solution.
Jim MacMillan is a multimedia journalist and educator, usually based in Philadelphia.