Gun Crisis Reporting Project curtailing operations; will halt daily reporting

The sun sets over West Somerset Street in Kensington, during a six-hour gun violence outbreak last year which left two people dead and six more wounded. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

After publishing every day for more than two and a half years — illuminating the epidemic of gun violence in Philadelphia and seeking solutions — the Gun Crisis Reporting Project will cease daily reporting this Friday, November 7th.

For now, we will continue gathering and analyzing data, participating in community events, and will continue to respond to crime scenes, memorials, and other events when possible. And we plan to keep producing and distributing our free monthly email newsletter.

Meanwhile, we have compiled all of our posts in the #GunCrisis Knowledge Base, which you can also find in the menu at the left of each page, except for previous incident reports, which you can find by searching the site.

Complete details ->

Introducing the #GunCrisis Knowledge Base

This playlist includes 16 past videos with a total running time of 45 minutes, and includes several produced by the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, others in which we collaborated with national and international news organizations, and one lightning talk explaining our mission and strategy.

Over the past few weeks, we have been editing the #GunCrisis Knowledge Base, a compendium containing nearly every #GunCrisis post we have published since launching in March 2012, sorted by category with the exception of incident reports, which now number greater than 1,500. (Use the search window in the left column to search for individual incidents reports.)

<- You can find the Knowledge Base in the left column menu.

Knowledge Base Contents:

Within each category below, the most recent links are at the top of the list.

• The State of Gun Violence in Philadelphia
• Philadelphia Gun Violence in National Context
• Intervention Programs
• Community Response
• Social Media Response
• Leaders
• Feature Reports
• Artists Respond to Gun Violence
• #GunCrisis Monthly Newsletters
• Solution of the Day
• Photojournalism
• Essential #GunCrisis Maps
• #GunCrisis Sandy Hook Reports
• National Incident Summaries
• #GunCrisis Community Participation
• Media coverage of Gun Crisis Reporting Project
• Professional Honors
• Community Honors
#GunCrisis Project Status Reports
#GunCrisis Video Index

A few posts have been omitted to reduce redundancy, and sometimes for linking to external content which is no longer available, but please let us know if you have links which you think we need to repair.

#GunCrisis Monthly: August, 2014

Above: Friends and family gather in Nicetown for a vigil to remember Terrance ‘T-Bird’ Cox, killed in a shooting which also left two other men wounded. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Note: We distributed this free #GunCrisis August newsletter via email over the weekend. You can subscribe to get future newsletters or get every post in your email.

View it now: #GunCrisis Monthly: August, 2014

#GunCrisis Monthly: July, 2014

Above: Gun violence survivor Ebony Smith and her grandmother Linda Smith watch as police investigate a fatal shooting in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Note: We distributed this free #GunCrisis: Monthly newsletter via email Thursday evening. You can subscribe to get future newsletters or get every post in your email.

Click the headline to get the latest newsletter now.

#GunCrisis Monthly: May, 2014

Top story: Two 11-year-olds shot during brutal Philadelphia weekend

Jamara Stevens vigil

A woman looks to the sky during a memorial service for 11-year-old Jamara Stevens,who was killed in an accidental shooting inside her home in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Feature Report: Do Violent Lyrics Make People Violent?

Newtown Avenue Fatal Double Shooting

Police investigate at the scene of a double shooting in Crescentville. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Data: Philadelphia shooting victim report for March, 2014

28th Street Homicide

Violence interrupters gather at the scene of a fatal shooting in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Memorial: Vigil illuminates lives lost as well as progress in Philadelphia

Copabanana Homicide

Police investigate the scene of a shooting outside a bar in West Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Major incidents:

Photo at top of page: A neighbor records the scene of a double shooting in the Crescentville section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

#GunCrisis Monthly: March, 2014

The #GunCrisis Monthly: March, 2014 newsletter was distributed this morning. You can subscribe to get our free monthly newsletter in your email too. You can also subscribe to get everything we post.

Top stories:

Off-Duty Officer Shot

Police gather at the scene after another officer was shot and wounded in an off-duty attack in Overbrook Park. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Major incidents:

Maps and data:

Defense Terrace Homicide

Young men look on at the scene of a fatal shooting in East Falls. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Solutions:

National news:

Photograph at top of page: Loved ones embrace at the scene of a fatal shooting in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia. For the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Posted by Jim MacMillan