NEW YORK (February 14, 2019) - NowThis is commemorating the one year anniversary of the Parkland school shooting with new editorial coverage and content that gives a voice to those affected by gun violence, and memorializes stories of the 1200 young victims in the U.S. within the last year.
As part of the initiative, NowThis has partnered with nonprofit news outlet The Trace to memorialize the stories of these children through powerful obituaries written by student journalists throughout the country.
NowThis will serve as the project’s exclusive social video partner, amplifying the work of the participating student journalists across NowThis' Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube and Instagram channels. Today at 9am ET, NowThis will go dark for the first time across its channels, exclusively running a 90-minute livestream with the names of the 1200 U.S. children who have been killed by gun violence in the past year, directing viewers to the obituaries written by the student journalists.
Additional content from NowThis as part of wider anniversary coverage will include a video tribute to 10 youths who were lost to gun violence in the past year; a moving video feature on Manuel Oliver, a grieving Parkland father who has dedicated his life to activism in all forms since losing his son Joaquin; an updated gun laws piece from NowThis Politics, and a piece coming soon that will spotlight doctors at the center of the gun reform movement from NowThis senior correspondent Dan Lieberman.
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