Metabolic Studio Public Salon
Jill Leovy
Friday, July 24, 2009 @ Noon
Free Admission

The Homicide Report

About the salon

Two or three homicides occur every day in Los Angeles County, but major newspapers report on only around 10% of these. Realizing that most of the stories went untold, LA Times crime reporter Jill Leovy committed to reporting each and every single murder.

Leovy initiated the blog the Homicide Report in 2007 with just 17 names received from the local coroner's office. A year later, the blog had documented every murder in Los Angeles County, 845 in all, something that had never been done before.

The Homicide Blog, "seeks to exploit the advantages of the web to eliminate selectivity in homicide coverage and give readers a more complete picture of who dies from homicide, where, and why -- thus conveying both the personal story and the statistical story with greater accuracy."

About the presenter

Jill Leovy is a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Click here to access the Homicide Report.

Photo: Pearl White sits near a vigil for her cousin, Dennis Joe Rodgers, Jr. who was shot and killed Wednesday night, 7.8.09.Credit: Ruben Vives/Los Angeles Times

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