Current Stoneleigh Fellow Jessica Beard was featured by WHYY for receiving a National Institutes of Health grant to study the impact of media coverage of gun violence on survivors and communities of color.
A trauma surgeon at Temple Health was recently awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to study the impact of media coverage of gun violence on victims and communities of color.
Dr. Jessica Beard adds to her prior research in which her team found that reporting — particularly TV news — that focuses on single events often causes further harm to shooting victims. Beard interviewed adult patients who attended the surgery clinic at Temple University Hospital within two months of sustaining a firearm injury.
Many of them watched reports of their shootings on the news.