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Laura Amico, NF ’13, Joins Boston Globe

September 12, 2014

Laura Amico has been named news editor for multimedia and data projects at The Boston Globe. Amico, who founded Homicide Watch D.C., had been editor of Boston public radio station WBUR’s Learning Lab. Read more

Nieman Fellows collect fall awards

Nieman Notes October 12, 2012

Three current Nieman Fellows have won journalism awards this fall for work done online and on air. Homicide Watch D.C., co-founded by Nieman Fellow Laura Amico and her husband Chris, took home the Knight Award for Public Service at the Online News Association’s annual conference in San Francisco. The couple received a standing ovation when the award was announced, a hard-earned reward after running the website out of their home for two years and struggling for funding. Accepting the award, Laura said “We mark every death, we remember every victim and we follow every case.” Chris noted, “For everyone who is on their own, building a business from the ground up, this one’s for you.” Read more

Journalism’s new funding channel

Nieman Notes September 10, 2012

How do you pay for important journalism in an era of diminishing funding and shrinking budgets? Ask 2013 Nieman-Berkman Fellow Laura Amico and her husband Chris, the founders of Homicide Watch D.C. who have successfully turned to Kickstarter to back their work. Read more