Today marks one year since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. This past summer, 200 teen journalists began the work of telling the stories of youth gun deaths in the US–spanning the year between the day of the shooting and this week. The remarkable piece of journalism that resulted puts an incredibly human face on the wholly preventable tragedy that is gun violence in America.
I encourage you to read the stories of those who died, but also get to know the journalists who wrote their stories. Read also how they identified their subjects, and why suicides with firearms didn’t end up being represented in this piece. There’s a lot of insight (and data) there.
Definitely worth your time.
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