Sun Investigates

Collateral Damage

For more than a year, Baltimore Sun reporter Andrea K. McDaniels and photographer Lloyd Fox have examined the unseen impact of violence — on children, caregivers and victims’ relatives — in the Baltimore area. McDaniels wrote the articles while participating in The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, a program of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism.

The series sparked the creation of a neighborhood youth violence prevention plan that has received a $75,000 grant. It also has received numerous awards, including first place for public health reporting from the Association of Health Care Journalists, an honorable mention from Columbia University's Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, and a James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism from Hunter College.

PART ONE: Advocates aim to save Baltimore children from impact of violence


PART TWO: Families struggle to care for victims of violence

PART THREE: Relatives of Baltimore murder victims struggle with grief