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How the Media Helps (and Hurts) Wrongfully Convicted Prisoners

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 06.12.2016 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

The media cannot continue to be selective in choosing which cases -- which innocent lives, that is -- to bring to the public's attention. We are talking about human beings, here, after all. Why do we have to spend 10, 15, 20, 25, or more years in prison before the mainstream media will break stories of our innocence?

If Reporting A Robbery Was Like Reporting A Rape

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women

What if law enforcement talked to people who have been robbed the same way they often treat people who have been sexually assaulted? A new video wr...

How Police Can Get Reporters To Stop Bugging The Hell Out Of Victimized Towns

Andy Campbell | Posted 08.06.2014 | Crime
Andy Campbell

As crime reporters, part of our job is to enter your personal space on the worst day of your life. It's rarely our intention to upset you further w...

Un-Breaking News: Editing Life and Death in Age of Digital Media

Mark Cassello | Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

The media's extensive coverage of Hadiya Pendleton's murder is absolutely appropriate. However, it also highlights the reality that only a handful of Chicago's murder victims receive such thoughtful and humanizing coverage in the mainstream press.

The Startup Wives Club: Life With an Entrepreneur

Anushay Hossain | Posted 09.09.2012 | Women
Anushay Hossain

"Welcome to the Startup Wives Club, Anushay!" Caroline exclaimed as all the women burst out into laughter. "You have a long ride ahead of you."

My Phantom Valentine: Across The Years With Another Woman

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion
Mark I. Pinsky

For more than 40 years, a decade longer than I've been married to my wife, another woman has had a hold on me, and shaped my life: A young community organizer named Nancy Dean Morgan, murdered in the mountains of North Carolina.

Jason Linkins

WATCH: Washington Post Fails To Describe Police 'Encounter' With Wheelchair-Bound Man | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.24.2011 | Media

Two days ago, in DC's U Street neighborhood, there was an "encounter" between a "wheelchair-bound man" and Metro Transit Police. What kind of "encounter" was it? Don't rely on the Washington Post to tell you.

Reservations About the Animal Abuse Registry

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

A law recently passed in Suffolk County, New York to require people convicted of cruelty to animals to register with a publicly accessible website or face jail time and fines

The Daily News and the NYPD: Blinded by Love

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

What's with the editorial page of the Daily News when it comes to the police department? A real newspaper challenges authority and encourages its reporters to take the story wherever it leads.

Police Crime Reporting Scandal: Now the 66th Precinct?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Did Brooklyn police ignore a citizen's complaint about a flasher who ended up shooting four members of an Orthodox Jewish volunteer patrol?

Like 'Minority Report,' UK To Use Predictive Technology To Prevent Crime (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Two police departments in Britain have implemented Crime Reduction Utilizing Statistical History or CRUSH, which utilizes statistical data and mapping...

Boulder Police Latest to Allow Crime Reporting Online

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Weller

Often described as one of best cities to live in, Boulder is joining others who allow online reporting of crimes. The Boulder online center opens July 6.

NYPD Cops Fudged Crime Stats in Compstat Model Program Now Used in 100s of US Cities

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rob Kall

crossposted from There's something very big here. If you look at the repercussions, this stats program does for police what the Leave No...

The Murder of a Young Asian Woman You've Never Heard Of

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As much as the details of Felicia Lee's life and death would seem sensational enough for widespread media coverage, unlike Annie Le's murder, Lee's has largely failed to capture the public's imagination.