Akoto Ofori-Attah is a senior editor at the Trace. Sara Catania is director of j-school partnerships at the Solutions Journalism Network
There are city blocks in this country that have rates of guns violence that would shock us as reporters, even as reporters covering gun violence.
What’s missing is a deep, ongoing connection and commitment to these communities. Ten years from now, these communities will be demanding that connection. The Trace + Solutions Journalism Network envision a significant increase in the amount of journalism done at the grassroots level 1) that leads to a safer, more just, country 2) holds those responsible for keeping us safe accountable. How will we get there? Our Lightning Talk provides the framework.