Dallas Morning News Partners with Local Government Group to Gather Clean, Universal Crime Data

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By: Justin Ellis | Nieman Journalism Lab

It’s not unusual that The Dallas Morning News is trying to increase its data journalism efforts by launching a crime map. The twist is that they’re partnering with a governmental group to do it.
 
Through funding from the Knight Foundation’s Prototype Fund — which also announced seven other new grantees this morning — the Morning News and the North Central Texas Council of Governments will build a standalone community crime site that covers five counties in the paper’s readership area.

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