The End of the Gun Report

Friday, July 18, 2014


The Gun Report was a New York Times blog that chronicled daily shootings across the country in an effort to highlight victims of gun violence between mass shootings. Brooke talks with Jennifer Mascia, the blog's co-author, about her experience compiling the records of who gets shot in America.


Jennifer Mascia

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Brooke Gladstone

Comments [4]

B A Sears from Sharon, CT

What does it say about this country that shootings only get discussed if children or the famous were the targets? How is it an otherwise intelligent adult refuses to even listen to this segment of On the Media, because any statements of fact are still construed as "anti/gun" and therefore not to be trusted.
I hope Jennifer finds another means of continuing to report what we must face.

Jul. 28 2014 03:28 PM
Ed from St. Louis, MO

I found the report interesting. As she described her apprenticeship at the Times, she was careful to cite her education in how to write in a manner consistent with the standards of the NY Times. One of these citations was her ability to disassociate herself from the story and to document the facts, without judgment. She then immediately went on to make a judgment as to what was fueling the rate of gun violence in cities like Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne: desperate males, trapped by economic circumstances, seeking a natural outlet for their rage.

Really? How does this very assertion not immediately breech her learned and practiced skill of objectivity and non-judgment.

Jul. 21 2014 02:00 PM
Linda Hamilton from Colorado

Jennifer Mascia's report about The End of the Gun Report, a NY Times blog, was stunning. She spoke with emotion, intelligence, and professionalism. I wish her the best w/ her writing journey and - if she chooses - with the NY Times.

Jul. 20 2014 02:33 PM
Erich Jensen from Ann Arbor Michigan

Dear Ms Mascia and Ms Gladstone,
Thank you for this story. It was important for me to hear that you (and the New York Times) tried for a while to highlight the gun violence in our country and how it remains obscure and buried. The number of deaths of real Americans who come from real families/neighborhoods/cities that die from bullet remains shocking. It seems that few care/do anything to stem the tide of this serious problem. How do we reduce the levels of gun usage as a solution to an argument/problem/family conflict? I want to be part of the solution AND not a future victim.
Erich Jensen
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Jul. 19 2014 02:08 PM

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