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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 [...]

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