November 17, 2014

Homicide Watch

Days after the founders of Homicide Watch D.C. announced they were closing the site at the end of the year, they’re making another effort to keep it alive under local ownership.

Laura and Chris Amico, who founded Homicide Watch D.C. and sites in Trenton, Boston and Chicago, have put out a request for proposals seeking “anyone willing to commit to continuing the work” of the site.

There are a few conditions. Prospective owners must be willing to find an editor to direct operations and commit one full-time reporter to providing new content. They also have to agree to raise funds and apply for grants to keep the site afloat — the target is $60,000 by June 1.

The deadline is Dec. 5.

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Benjamin Mullin is the managing editor of Poynter.org. He previously reported for Poynter as a staff writer, Google Journalism Fellow and Naughton Fellow, covering journalism…
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