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The Trace Features Two New Studies Led by Dr. Jessica Beard that More Closely Examine How Reports of Community Firearm Violence are Framed on Local Television News

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The Trace highlighted two new studies led by corresponding author Jessica H. Beard, MD, MPH, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care and Director of Trauma Research at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, in its bulletin. The two new studies published in Preventive Medicine Reports and BMC Public Health more closely examine how reports of community firearm violence are framed on local television news in Philadelphia and the downstream effects of that coverage on the general public’s perception of the issue.