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Feb 27 2012

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The Gun Factor: Tracking, Access and Investigation

In this video from the 2011 Dart Center workshop "Getting it Right: Reporting on Youth Violence," investigative reporter James Grimaldi talks about reporting on guns.

James Grimaldi, staff writer at the Washington Post, talks about how to investigate gun sales. Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, introduces.

This video is from a two-day workshop held at WHYY in Philadelphia in Decmber, 2011, made possible by generous funding from the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation and additional support from the Stoneleigh Foundation:  "Getting it Right: Reporting on Youth Violence."

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James V. Grimaldi

  • James V. Grimaldi, who joined the Washington Post in 2000, won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 2006 for work on the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. He has worked on accountability stories about Congress, politicians, presidential campaigns, D.C. public schools, the Washington Redskins, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Zoo, among others. His series “The Hidden Life of Guns” won the 2011 Freedom of Information medal awarded by Investigative Reporters and Editors. He has been a Knight-Bagehot fellow in business journalism and Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton.

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