Natalie has reported breaking news and features coverage on climate change, small businesses, student and community experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Philadelphia arts and culture. Her 2022 reporting on food deserts in North Philadelphia received a national Hearst Journalism Award for Investigative Reporting. 

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Crime: What Can Local Organizations Do to Help Stem the Tide of Violence?

Text by Brooke Beyer with reporting from Haajrah Gilani. Images by Natalie Kerr. Video by Haajrah Gilani, Natalie Kerr and Brooke Beyer. Click here to return to the project page, where we have more stories about addressing crime in North Philadelphia. The week 21-year-old Temple University student Sam Collington was shot and killed on Park Avenue in 2021, the Philadelphia Police Department recorded 42 shootings affecting 39 victims. By the end of 2021, the department had recorded nearly 4,200

Health: Hospitals Expand Care to Address Violence at the Source

Amy Goldberg would like to be out of work. As surgeon in chief at Temple University Hospital, Goldberg wants to never have another patient come into the trauma unit because of a gunshot wound. That’s why she started Temple Safety Net in 2005. “For the longest time as a trauma surgeon, I felt that if all I was doing was operating on patients or taking care of patients, that I was


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Temple professor named Fulbright Global Scholar

Every time Sherri Hope Culver records her podcast, “Kids Talk Media,” she feels enlightened and reinvigorated by conversations with her sources about how media impacts their lives. Sources who have gappy teeth and can’t sit still, because they’re no more than 13 years old. Culver, a media studies and production professor researching children’s media and media literacy became a 2022-23 Fulbright Global Scholar – a distinction only awarded to 16 professors – which will allow her to expand her res
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