Why LAT's Homicide Report uses racial identifiers

Los Angeles Times
"We think it's important to shine a light on how some groups, particularly young black men, are disproportionately the victims of homicide," says Megan Garvey, who oversees the Homicide Report. "Suppressing that information only serves to tell an incomplete story."

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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