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Pitching to The Crime Report


The Crime Report needs writers who are able to translate the latest criminal justice research  and trends into concrete information that will help our readers gain deeper understanding of how the system works.
 
To become a writer for The Crime Report, pitch us fresh, unexpected, controversial and/or informative story ideas.


Make sure to first search our site (www.thecrimereport.org) to see if we have covered the story you’re proposing to write.
 
What to include in your pitch:

  • What’s the scope and structure of the article?
  • What’s the broader context to your story? 
  • Who are you planning to interview?
  • How is this story relevant to our readers? 
  • A brief bio and any clips.

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TCR at a Glance

What the Ferguson Grand Jury Missed

commentary November 25, 2014

Why did the killing of a young black man by a police officer capture our attention—and challenge the national conscience?

Crime and Prison Population Fall in N.C.

new & notable November 21, 2014

A series of justice reinvestment reforms in North Carolina have created a more efficient system, according to a report by the non-profit ...

Does 'Right-to-Carry' Lead to More Crime?

new & notable November 20, 2014

Laws that allow concealed weapons in public are associated with higher rates of aggravated assault, rape, robbery and murder, according t...