Laura Norton Amico, editor and founder of Homicide Watch in Washington, D.C., has won a Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University to study criminal justice journalism in the digital age, focusing on best practices, useful tools, and new models for crime and courts reporting. She is one of two new Nieman-Berkman Fellows in Journalism Innovation.
Amico is a board member of Criminal Justice Journalists, publisher of this news digest. Homicide Watch, which can be visited at http://homicidewatch.org, describes itself as “a community-driven reporting project covering every murder in the District of Columbia. Using original reporting, court documents, social media, and the help of victims' and suspects' friends, family, neighbors and others, we cover every homicide from crime to conviction.”