Developing News Stories – Using Datasets

Newcastle Chronicle – Young man stabbed to death outside of a Sunderland club

Over the weekend, an eighteen year old man was stabbed to death outside of a popular Sunderland nightlcub. With knife crime in todays youth becoming increasingly popular, I would be able to expand on the story of this incident by including data and statistics of the rising number of young people whose lives are affected by knife crime. If I was going to write an article about it, the angle I would write from is about the number of deaths from knife crime in the past year, and why is nothing being done about it.

The data sets I would use for my article would be:

  • How fatal stabbings are at their highest since records began in 1946
  • Why more youths are carrying knives with them
  • The epidemic of anti-social behaviour in North East England