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About Laura Beil

Laura Beil, a Texas-based journalist with more than 20 years of experience in health and science writing, has previously been published in ProPublica, Texas Monthly, the New York Times and Science News. She received the 2018 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting from the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW).

More meaningful coverage of firearm violence requires ‘radical empathy’

Photo: Erica Tricarico  Yvonne Latty, professor at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication, listens during the Q&A at the “Transforming news coverage of gun violence” session.

Journalists have long reported on gun violence in its most superficial terms: arriving at a crime scene, interviewing police, witnesses, and distraught family members, then filing a quick story by deadline. But that model doesn’t provide the empathy and dignity victims and their communities deserve, said panelists during the session “Transforming news coverage of gun violence” on October 28 at AHCJ’s fall summit.

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