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Change the way crime is covered. Create a reporting lab within Homicide Watch DC to cover every murder in Washington for one year.
Change the way crime is covered. Create a reporting lab within Homicide Watch DC to cover every murder in Washington for one year.
1,110 backers pledged $47,450 to help bring this project to life.

How and why Homicide Watch is different from most crime coverage

Homicide Watch covers every murder, from crime to conviction, and organizes information around victims and suspects

We follow an "open notebook" policy, meaning almost everything we use in our reporting process ends up on the site: legal documents, a calendar of upcoming court dates, raw press releases and wanted posters are all available for readers.

We make an extra effort to bring in the voices of those affected by violent crime. Families of victims and suspects can write guest posts and share their experiences directly, and we highlight the best comments we receive.

For more on how Homicide Watch operates, listen to this interview with On the Media or watch the video below from the Sunlight Foundation.

Special thanks to the Sunlight Foundation for letting us reuse some of their b-roll in our own video.

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