CCJ Reports

Peacing Together: Tajalyn Woodruff

Peacing Together: Tajalyn Woodruff

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

September 17, 2019

There’s a new program underway through the district attorney’s office helping keep youth out of the juvenile justice system. But for the woman in charge, it’s not just a job, it’s personal. “It’s really important that I help these kids understand that regardless of what anybody thinks,...

Peacing Together: Lt. Reggie Thomas

Peacing Together: Lt. Reggie Thomas

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

September 16, 2019

“My name is Reginald Thomas. I’m a lieutenant with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and I also volunteer coach football for Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation.” Wearing the badge wasn’t enough for Lt. Thomas. “To me, the best way to give back was to get involved with youth sports...

Peacing Together: Seeking solutions to youth violence in Central Georgia

13WMAZ Staff

September 15, 2019

For the next week on 13WMAZ News at 5 p.m., we’ll be introducing you to five members of the community who are working with youth in hopes of stopping the spread of violence. Monday: Reggie Thomas Tuesday: Tajalyn Woodruff Wednesday: Ray Rover Thursday: Campus Clubs Friday: June O’Neal

Data shows youth violence trends

Data shows youth violence trends

Adam Ragusea, Journalist in Residence

September 15, 2019

Data on recent youth violence committed in Macon-Bibb County show the problem escalating through the teenage years, and plateauing once both victims and alleged perpetrators reach young adulthood, as shown in a pair of interactive charts.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta defin...

Finding solutions to youth violence focus of new Macon journalism partners project

Finding solutions to youth violence focus of new Macon journalism partners project

Sundra Hominik, Telegraph Senior Editor

September 15, 2019

Less than a year ago, The Telegraph promised our readers that they would see “a shift in crime coverage.” In the November 2018 article, Tim Regan-Porter, South Region editor for The Telegraph, wrote we will report “fewer stories that don’t directly impact a large segment of the community...

What is Peacing Together?

What is Peacing Together?

September 14, 2019

For the past few months, the Center for Collaborative Journalism and partners at  The Telegraph, Georgia Public Broadcasting Macon and 13WMAZ have been discussing youth violence. We have had some difficult conversations. I often thought, if we are having a hard time talking about youth violence, sur...

Peacing Together: A Conversation on Youth Violence

Peacing Together: A Conversation on Youth Violence

William Magruder, WMUB Practicum Student

September 13, 2019

WMUB Practicum Student William Magruder sits down with fellow classmates to get their thoughts on youth violence. This report is part of the Center for Collaborative Journalism's Peacing Together project.

Peacing Together: A Personal Look at Youth Violence

Peacing Together: A Personal Look at Youth Violence

William Magruder, WMUB Practicum Student

September 13, 2019

As part of Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism, WMUB Practicum Student Will Magruder sits down with a fellow classmate to hear his story about how youth violence, in the form of bullying, had a big impact on his life.

Survey on Solutions to Youth Violence

September 13, 2019

  Peacing Together is a year-long reporting effort to find out why youth violence happens, how it affects people, what interventions might break the cycle, and what more can be done. The Centers for Disease Control defines youth violence as the use of physical force or threats by people ages...

Peacing Together