The project is a dynamic photo gallery identifying the perpetrators of mass murders in the US where there are five or more victims, not including the shooter. We provide information such as the locations, number of casualties, type of venue, age of the shooter/s etc.
What makes this project innovative?
Mass shootings are all too common in the US and we felt showing our readers the faces of the shooters instead of the victims would heighten the reality of the horror. It might seem counterintuitive to portray murderers in a photo gallery but doing so provides a dark subtext which makes the page both captivating and uncomfortable at the same time. It is chilling how ordinary the perpetrators look.
What was the impact of your project? How did you measure it?
This article got good page view numbers above SCMP’s average site performance. This project is updated after every new shooting with more than five victims
Source and methodology
The main sources for this project are Mother Jones mass shooting database, Murderpedia and the coverage of the main newsrooms worldwide, New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, Local newspapers in the US among others
Marcelo Duhalde Pablo Robles