New honors mark first anniversary for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project

The Gun Crisis team was on the list of leading news organizations honored this weekend by the National Press Photographers Association.

The Gun Crisis Reporting Project was on the list of leading news organizations honored this weekend by the National Press Photographers Association.

This weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the Gun Crisis Reporting Project. We are a non-profit, independent journalism organization, focused on reducing gun violence in Philadelphia.

This weekend, Gun Crisis partners Joseph Kaczmarek and Tom Kelly IV were honored by the National Press Photographers Association at the Northern Short Course in Newark, NJ.

You won’t find us celebrating before we can point to sustained reduction in the number or gunshot victims, but we have brought a great deal of media attention to the problem and the discussion of solutions, including reports form CNN, ITN, Fast Company, most of the local news organizations in Philadelphia, student newsrooms and more.

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir will spend a few minutes looking at GunCrisis.org on his program Monday afternoon.

We also participate in community events, collaborate with students, scholars and public officials — and provide support services to other gun violence reduction organizations, while serving hundreds of thousands of page view to visitors seeking more information on violent incidents in our city and beyond.

Recently, the Gun Crisis Reporting Project was invited to join the nonprofit incubator Philadelphia’s Resources for Human Development, a diversified human services nonprofit serving people of all abilities with more than 160 programs in 14 states.

To date, we have been staffed entirely by volunteers at Gun Crisis, but we need your help to build a sustainable organization. Please consider supporting GunCrisis.org with a tax-deductible contribution to help us help Philadelphia stop the shooting.

If you have other ideas, questions or concerns, you can contact us via info@guncrisis.org, across our social media platforms or leave a message at (215) 882-9867.

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