For more than a decade, DPIC has served the media with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment. The Center’s reports and press releases are widely quoted and consulted by reporters in the United States and around the globe. The following summarizes the media response to DPIC’s “The Death Penalty in 2010: Year End Report,” released December 21, 2010. Coverage appeared in over 400 news outlets.

National Papers and Newswires
Associated Press, “US Executions Drop By 12 Percent in 2010,” December 21, 2010.
Reuters, “US Executions Fall Due to Cost and Lack of Lethal Drug,” December 21, 2010.
New York Times
, “Death Penalty Down in U.S., Figures Show,” December 21, 2010.
Washington Post, “Fewer U.S. Executions in 2010,” December 21, 2010.
Wall Street Journal, “Death Penalty Figures Down for 2010, but What to Make of It?” December 21, 2010.
Los Angeles Times, “California Sentences More Prisoners to Die While Executing None,” December 29, 2010.
CNN, “Executions Continue Steady Nationwide Decline,” December 21, 2010.
TIME, “Report: Death Penalty Use and Support is Dropping,” December 21, 2010.
ABC News, “US Executions Drop by 12 Percent in 2010,” December 21, 2010.

The New York Times, “Still Cruel, Less Usual,” December 31, 2010.
The Washington Post, “46 Executions Too Many,” December 27, 2010.
Chicago Tribune, “The Decline of the Death Penalty: Expensive, Error-Prone and Losing Popularity,” December 26, 2010. (reprinted in The Washington Examiner)

Broadcast Coverage
CBS Radio, December 21, 2010
CNN Radio, December 21, 2010
CNN TV, December 21, 2010
National Public Radio

New Media and Blog Coverage
Huffington Post, “Capital Punishment Declined in 2010,” December 21, 2010., “Texas Again Leads Nation in Executions: Ohio a Distant Second,” December 21, 2010.
Digby’s Hullabaloo, “Inching Toward Reason,” December 21, 2010.