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Panel Presentation: “CRIME BEAT 3.0: Digital Reporting as a Community Empowerment Tool” featuring Laura Amico of Homicide Watch D.C.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 9:30pm through 11:00pm
Laura Amico is a journalist and entrepreneur. In 2010 she launched Homicide Watch D.C., an innovative platform for data-driven coverage of violent crime. The platform is used by other news organizations including The Trentonian and Sun-Times, and she assists newsrooms with strategies for covering crime and criminal justice.
Amico was an inaugural Nieman-Berkman fellow in journalism innovation at Harvard during the 2012-2013 academic year. She began her career as an education reporter at the Register-Pajaronian in Watsonville, Calif. Later, she joined the Press Democrat’s newsroom in Santa Rosa, Calif. as their crime reporter.