December 3, 2020

Reference: The Marshall Project and Newspaper Partners Launch Execution Information/Data Resource

From The Marshall Project:

The Next to Die [name of the new resource] aims to bring attention, and thus accountability, to these upcoming executions. As impartial news organizations, The Marshall Project and its journalistic partners do not take a stance on the morality of capital punishment, but we do see a need for better reporting on a punishment that so divides Americans. Whether you believe that execution is a fitting way for society to deplore the most heinous crimes, or that it is too expensive, racially biased and subject to lethal error, you should be prepared to look it in the face.

via Coverage From the Nieman Lab:

The Marshall Project built and will maintain the database that combines data from the Death Penalty Information Center as well as reporting from the partner organizations. The information will live on The Marshall Project’s site, with widgets and tools that partners can use on their own sites and which are embeddable by anyone on the web.

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The database is also purposefully narrow in scope: The focus is on the more immediate cases where execution is scheduled, not every inmate sitting on death row in each media company’s coverage area.

Read the Complete Article

Direct to “Next To Die” Database/Website

Direct to Death Penalty Information Center

 

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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