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Work in progress

You might be surprised at how much work remains after producing an event like the Better Gun Violence Reporting Summit. From budgets and contracts to content management and media relations, we're still digging out. But we have a lot of new developments to report.

Covering thought leadership in journalism

Our most significant recognition to date was probably this reflection on the summit published in Nieman Reports by Missouri Journalism Prof. Katherine Reed:
Read: What Journalists Can Do To Report More Effectively — and Compassionately — on Gun Violence

Words of wisdom

Listen online

We were honored to present a remarkable spectrum of experts last month at The Better Gun Violence Reporting Summit.

Now, you can listen to most of the sessions online and the rest will be coming soon.

Visit IBGVR on SoundCloud

Philadelphia journalists respond

Summit organizer Jim MacMillan is also a fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri. He wrote about some exciting early outcomes taking shape in Philadelphia:

Summit recap at Klein Camp

IBGVR Philadelphia operations coordinator Alison Burdo recapped summit presentations one week later at Klein News Innovation Camp at Temple University. You can view her deck and presentation notes here: Covering Community Gun Violence: Practical Guidance from #BGVR2019

Captured in pictures

A lot of people came together to produce the summit but this month we want say thank you to independent editorial and documentary photographer Kriston Jae Bethel for his outstanding coverage of the event.
Visit Kriston online at:
Slide show: The Better Gun Violence Reporting Summit

Here's what you can do

From the earliest stages of this initiative, experts from across disciplines have reached out with incredibly encouraging words. But in order to continue presenting our programs, we need to demonstrate your confidence to our funders.

So, it would be very helpful if we could get your good vibes on the record right now. Please take few minutes answer this question:
Leave your testimonial now: Your words can make all the difference

Until next month

Our next update will come in the new year. Here's to a safe and peaceful holiday season.

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