The Whole Story

A woman with short cropped hair being interviewed


There is an epidemic of gun violence in the United States and how the media covers these incidents is making it worse.

Story By Amy Kaplan, Gail Granville, Maridena Rojas, Stephanie Trendell, and Norine Woods. Video by Stephanie Trendell.

A Look Inside the Co-Creation Process

Six individuals gathered around a mural which reads "HOPE"

Social Impact Studios, facilitated by the Engagement Lab, give Emerson students and faculty the opportunity to work directly with local grassroots changemakers to co-create media projects that will make an impact in Boston and beyond.

The Whole Story was co-created in Spring 2023’s Social Impact Studio in journalism, in partnership with the Massachusetts General Hospital Gun Violence Prevention Center and community organizers in Dorchester. 


Project Team