How and why Homicide Watch is different from most crime coverage
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.
Special thanks to the Sunlight Foundation for letting us reuse some of their b-roll in our own video.