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Writer's Room Podcast - Using Data To Report on OKC's Unsolved Homicides

In Oklahoma City, getting away with murder is hardly uncommon. An analysis by The Oklahoman has found that since 2008 nearly half of all homicides ended with the killer walking free. The percentages are even higher for homicides involving minority victims.

In this episode of Writer's Room, Enterprise Editor Phil O'Connor and reporters Silas Allen and Darla Slipke discuss their yearlong project on Oklahoma City's unsolved homicides. Look for the story soon in The Oklahoman.

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Silas Allen

Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri. Read more ›

Tiffany Gibson

Tiffany Gibson has worked for The Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the enterprise team and digital desk. In addition to writing and web editing, she creates interactive features for and assists with data visualization and... Read more ›

Phillip O'Connor

O'Connor joined the Oklahoman staff in June, 2012 after working at The Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a combined 28 years. O'Connor, an Oklahoma City resident, is a graduate of Kansas State University. He has written frequently... Read more ›

Darla Slipke

Darla Slipke is an enterprise reporter for The Oklahoman. She is a native of Bristol, Conn., and a graduate of the University of Kansas. Slipke worked for newspapers in Kansas, Connecticut, North Carolina and Oklahoma, including a previous... Read more ›