Laura Norton Amico‘s mission: “Mark every death. Remember every victim. Follow every case.”
Her Homicide Watch D.C. links to obituaries, Tweets and Facebook tribute pages; posts relevant court documents; and invites comments. Annys Shin reports Amico had been a crime reporter in Santa Rosa and couldn’t find the same job in Washington, so she decided to create one.
'Shocking news!' says the title of a nearly 13-minute video on Facebook. 'Mass media destroyed! Blackout for mass arrests event!'
600+ journalists. 150 media outlets. 117 countries. ‘Can you imagine what we would do if we were properly funded?’ its director said.
After relentless controversy and criticism, Facebook desperately needs a rebrand. But a name change doesn’t change everything. Or, really, anything.