Success in the Media

Crime Rates for States, Metro Areas and Counties Compared for the First Time Using Victim Data

Editor’s Note: This is the first time that the Department of Justice, using the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), have offered comparison data of states, counties and metropolitan areas (not cities). The data within this report that will be of interest to most readers is contained on pages 44-47 where crime rates (2010-2012) are offered […]

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Does Local Television News Mislead the Public About Crime?

Crime news by Crime in America.Net The report (link below) analyses the Los Angeles television and newspaper market regarding their coverage. As to television news they find: “The most common topic by far was crime. One out of three broadcasts led with it. Nearly half of those were about murder, robbery, assault, kidnapping, property crime, traffic crime and other […]

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Social Media and the Murder of Four Police Officers

Gentlereaders: The article below addresses the use of Google Wave and other aspects of social media by the Seattle Times to apprehend the shooter of four Seattle police officers. Google Wave is essentially a community-wide message board in real time.   What this says is that media is searching for new tools in a diminished capacity […]

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Government Video Website of the Week: DC Public Safety

________________________________________ The (Washington, D.C.) Court Services and Offender Supervision agency (what’s normally called Probation and Parole in most jurisdictions) is using media to not just get the word out about what it does, but also to get the job done. The agency has been making TV and radio for four years. But in the last […]

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