CCJ Reports

Peacing Together: Campus Clubs

Peacing Together: Campus Clubs

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

September 19, 2019

If you’ve heard the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child,’ then it may be a little easier to understand the goal of the Campus Clubs ministry. They’re a team of volunteers helping young people redirect their focus from hanging out after school to learning a little extra once the bell...

Peacing Together: Ray Rover

Peacing Together: Ray Rover

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

September 18, 2019

“My name is Ray Rover and in my spare, off and extra time, I have a ministry called Street to Success.” Street to Success pairs children with mentors to help with school work, but also socialization. “We don’t care whether children are Christians or Muslims, straight or whatever, it’s...

When and why are teens committing crimes?

When and why are teens committing crimes?

Chelsea Beimfohr, 13WMAZ Staff

September 17, 2019

On Villa Avenue, things are fairly quiet outside Will Ferrier’s home. “I grew up where you never locked your door. You could leave your keys in your car,” he said. But that place wasn’t in Macon. “You didn’t ignore the person next door. You said, ‘Hi, how are you doing this morning,’”...

The Personal Stories Of Youth Violence In Macon

The Personal Stories Of Youth Violence In Macon

On Second Thought, Georgia Public Broadcasting

September 17, 2019

This week GPB’s Macon bureau is embarking on a yearlong look at youth violence, including its causes and potential solutions. GPB Macon is just one of the local newsrooms tackling the issue, with their partners, the Macon Telegraph, the Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University and CBS...

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.

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