Welcome and introductions: Why we’re making this day happen

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.

At the top of the program, we will hear about the organizations that made this day possible and why they are supporting the Better Gun Violence Reporting Summit. Please join us: IBGVR.org

Sandra Clark is vice president for news and civic dialogue at WHYY. She is a member of the executive leadership team, manages all news operations, leads digital transformation and audience diversification initiatives and is a vocal advocate for diversity, inclusion and equity. Clark was previously managing editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Under her leadership, the Inquirer was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2014.

Jim Friedlich was appointed Executive Director and CEO of The Lenfest Institute for Journalism in 2016. Friedlich served previously as CEO of Empirical Media Advisors, a consulting firm focused on the digital transformation of major news organizations. He previously managed the global advertising sales, consumer marketing and business development of a large and diverse group of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones & Company newspapers, magazines, web sites, cable TV channels and conferences.

Jim MacMillan is a fellow with the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri and founder of the Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting. He previously spent 17 years with the Philadelphia Daily News and photographed the war in Iraq for the Associated Press, earning a Pulitzer Prize and The Bayeaux Prize for War Correspondents. He has taught journalism at Missouri, NYU, Swarthmore College and Temple and Tufts Universities.