Utah College Media Collaborative

Guns and the College Campus

A few facts: More people are dying from guns each year, and more mass shootings are taking place at schools, including on college campuses. Another fact: In 2021, Utah eliminated its permit requirement to carry a firearm, though policies at public universities and colleges still prohibit guns without one.

This has created a confusing and sometimes contentious environment, leading emerging journalists from four colleges and universities across the state to come together and cover a single topic of importance. In this historical cross-campus project, students from Salt Lake Community College, the University of Utah, Utah State University and Weber State University have produced multimedia content looking broadly and in-depth at stories around guns at school.

This is their work.


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The Utah College Media Collaborative is an Amplify Utah project in partnership and with support from PBS Utah.

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