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Crime Drop? How Data-Driven Reporting Fueled an Investigation of the Milwaukee Police Department’s Flawed Data

In 2008, the Milwaukee Police Department began reporting significant declines in crime under new Chief Ed Flynn, sworn in on January 7 that year. Like many modern law enforcement executives, Flynn had arrived on a promise of a data-driven approach to police department management. He said he should be held accountable for the city’s crime statistics.

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Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism

The deadline is 5 p.m. Fri., April 15 to apply for the 17th annual
Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism honoring distinguished coverage in
2010 of children, youth and families. First-place winners receive $1,000;
Categories include newspaper, video, magazine, audio, multimedia and
photojournalism. First-place winners will also be considered for the
America's Promise Journalism Awards for Awareness, which pay $5,000.

For more info, visit http://www.journalismcenter.org/content/history-and-guidelines

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