Homicide Watch DC, Reaching Underserved Areas, Gets Kickstarter Aid

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New York Times columnist David Carr laments the lack of support for some innovations in journalism, citing the website Homicide Watch DC, which is on hiatus as founders Laura and Chris Amico find themselves with the tin cup out on Kickstarter looking for money to sustain the site. The site, part news site, and part digital memorial for homicide victims in Washington, "is difficult but important work that current business models won't accommodate, and Homicide Watch reaches an underserved community, since most of the victims are black," Carr says.

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