In YDN Theater this week, we're featuring an interview with Sean Connelly and Katy Newton, creators of the award-winning Not Just A Number homicide mashup produced in partnership with The Oakland Tribune newspaper.
The Oakland Tribune hosts this amazing community-driven service that attempts to humanize the violence occurring on Oakland's streets. There were 127 homicides officially reported in the city of Oakland, California in 2007 and 148 in 2006. The web site serves the victims' families and helps to tell their story which is often lost in the traditional media process.
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"We saw how easy it was to integrate the mapping service from Yahoo!. It made more sense coming from a newspaper business where we're always looking to cut corners. And it was so easy. It took me like 5 minutes to get