Posts Tagged ‘Homicide Watch’

The Needle: Hail to the Wineskins

Hogs: Post columnist Robert McCartney and other Pigskins fans are unhappy about rowdy, drunk spectators at FedEx Field. -2
Homicide Watch Watch: Murder-tracking site Homicide Watch is expanding to Chicago. But what about Grizzly Watch? +2

After Meeting Goal, Homicide Watch Will Keep Operating

Chalk it up to the New York Times bump. Homicide Watch, Washington's comprehensive murder coverage site, was facing an imminent shutdown this week, until a Sunday write-up by New York Times media reporter (and ex-Washington City Paper editor) David Carr put the Kickstarter project to keep the site running over its $40,000 goal.
The site's goal [...]

Should Homicide Watch Sweeten Its Kickstarter Drive?

With Homicide Watch's do-or-die Kickstarter bid less than halfway to its $40,000 goal with only 16 days remaining, it's time to ask: Do the lackluster donor rewards have something to do with it?
You might say that the "prizes" are beside the point when it comes to funding worthwhile murder coverage, but they're about the only [...]

To Keep Site Going, Homicide Watch Launches Kickstarter

A day after Laura and Chris Amico, the couple behind Homicide Watch, announced that the site would go on hiatus while they work on a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard, the Amicos have launched a $40,000 Kickstarter campaign to keep coverage going.
The Kickstarter money would go into setting up five student reporters to run the [...]

Homicide Watch Suspends Coverage, Possibly for Good

UPDATE: Homicide Watch has launched a Kickstarter to keep the site running.
Homicide Watch, the news start-up that covers Washington's murders with Sisyphean endurance, is going on hiatus. The site's wife-and-husband operators, Laura and Chris Amico, are headed to Harvard for 10 months on a Nieman journalism fellowship, and there's no one to keep the site [...]

Homicide Watch Platform Finds New Quarry: Bears


After power coverage of the sordid world of Washington murder, the web platform behind Homicide Watch could get even more badass by going after North America's greatest beast: the grizzly bear.
Yellowstone Gate, a news site that covers Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park and the towns around them, has applied for a $35,000 Knight News Challenge [...]

Homicide Watch Reporter Headed To Harvard For A Fellowship

Congrats are in order for Laura Norton Amico, the crime reporter who cofounded Homicide Watch, an independent blog that tracks murder cases in the District. The site and Amico's work have been lauded for paying attention to the deaths that don't get much notice in the press. Now Amico has been selected as a 2013 Nieman [...]

Nine Homicides Still Unexplained

Last week, we pointed out that while assembling a database of the year's homicides, the blog Homicide Watch D.C. noticed there were 18 that didn't seem to show up in either media reports or on the website of the Metropolitan Police Department, where press releases for such tragedies are usually logged. City Desk contacted MPD [...]

MPD Says It Hasn’t Forgotten to Disclose 18 Murders

Is it OK not to mention a few murders? Homicide Watch DC says that the Metropolitan Police Department may have forgotten to disclose about 18 of them this year.
Homicide Watch D.C. has compiled a database of D.C.’s homicides this year using Metro Police Department and FBI press releases as well as press [...]