Who let the dogs out: What gun deaths and knife crime tell us about journalism and news
In 2016 Gary Younge wrote an award-winning book about all the children and teens who were killed by guns in one day in America. Shortly after he lead an award-winning series on knife crime in Britain for The Guardian. Both projects revealed how who reports the news has a major impact on what counts as news and how much of what we have come to accept as commonplace has dulled our curiosity to why so much of what is commonplace is unacceptable.
Gary Younge is the former editor-at-large for The Guardian, a TypeMedia Fellow and has been appointed professor of Sociology at Manchester University. He has won a number of awards for his journalism on both sides of the Atlantic including from Harvard's Shorenstein Center, Amnesty International and the British Society of Editors. He has also written five books, most recently Another Day in the Death of America, which won the J. Anthony Lukas Prize from The Columbia Journalism School and Nieman Foundation. Born in England to Barbadian parents he has reported extensively from Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and was the US correspondent for The Guardian for 12 years before returning to London in 2015.