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Homicide Watch faces uncertain future, established news beats as databases

Homicide Watch | Kickstarter | Nieman Lab Homicide Watch, the news startup that tracks homicide cases in Washington, D.C., through data and reporting, is taking a break. The wife-husband team that founded it, Laura and Chris Amico, are moving to Massachusetts next week for Laura's one-year Nieman fellowship at Harvard. The site may find some new life through a Kickstarter fundraising campaign that would pay interns to staff it. Either way, the project has made its mark. Read More