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BBC crime journalism: Visual innovation from BBC News on teen murder mapping / Panorama faces allegations for paying teenager to brandish gun

BBC’s Panorama programme faced allegations last week that a fixer had paid a teenager to wield a gun for a documentary film.

The Liverpool Echo reported:

“A teenage gang member was paid £50 by a ‘fixer’ to flaunt guns for a BBC programme, a court heard.”

The BBC has denied the allegations, and Merseyside Police are to further investigate the claims made in court.

Meanwhile, in a more positive look at the BBC’s crime journalism, Tracy Boyer praises its package designed to map UK’s teen murder toll: ‘great use of data visualization in this latest project,’ she says.

“BBC’s package is divided into four sections: a text overview, the database of victims, victim-map mashup, and a slew of statistics.”