Three more local newspapers have made changes to how they use mugshot galleries: the Lincoln (Nebraska) Journal Star, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and al.com.
The Journal Star responded to a tweet with the news that it took its mugshot gallery down to reevaluate it. And the Post-Dispatch’s editor, Gilbert Bailon, told Poynter in an email “We are ending the monthly mugshot galleries in July.” And al.com told readers about the change.
“This is a first step in reimagining our coverage of crime and justice. In November, a group of Alabama Media Group reporters and editors began discussing how to make our crime and justice coverage more meaningful for our digital readers.”