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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.
1,110 backers pledged $47,450 to help bring this project to life.

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    Support better crime coverage in Washington, DC. We'll list your name in a special thank you post on Homicide Watch DC.

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    Get a copy of our 2011 Year in Review packaged as an ebook. This includes 23 stories about crime in Washington, DC, plus guest columns from DC's mayor and city council members.

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    You’ll receive the 2012 Year in Review packaged as an ebook. This package will provide a look back at a year of crime in DC, including long-form narratives, investigative features and data visualizations. It will arrive in January 2013. We'll also list your name in a special thank you post.

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    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Your sponsorship message, with an image and link, runs in the Homicide Watch DC sidebar for one month. It is seen by thousands of DC residents, who will know that you’re helping to support a unique and cherished resource. Our users spend an average of six minutes on the site and viewed 330,000 pages last month.

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    Pledge US$ 175 or more About US$ 175

    Get our data! At your request, we'll send you a spreadsheet containing up to one year of DC homicide data. This includes details about every victim and every suspect in our custom-built database. We record victims' and suspects' name, age, race, and gender. For victims, we also gather the homicide location, method (shooting, stabbing, etc) and place of death (at the scene or hospital). For suspects, we include arrest date and case status. This is data we use ourselves to produce stories like this: http://bit.ly/OSaSY0

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    Invitation to a special happy hour with Homicide Watch team at ONA12 in San Francisco. Hang out with journalists trying to reinvent criminal justice reporting.

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    Pledge US$ 350 or more About US$ 350

    Get our data! At your request, we'll send you a spreadsheet containing up to two years of DC homicide data. This includes details about every victim and every suspect in our custom-built database. We record victims' and suspects' name, age, race, and gender. For victims, we also gather the homicide location, method (shooting, stabbing, etc) and place of death (at the scene or hospital). For suspects, we include arrest date and case status. This is data we use ourselves to produce stories like this: http://bit.ly/OSaSY0

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Lunch with Homicide Watch founding editor and 2013 Nieman-Berkman fellow Laura Amico at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Year in Review Sponsor. You get a preview of our 2012 Year in Review, plus a skype chat with the reporters putting it together, plus a sponsorship message, link and image on the splash page. This sponsorship won’t expire. You’ll also receive the entire collection of Year in Review stories packaged as a ebook.

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    The Homicide Watch team will guest teach a class or lecture for an audience of your choice.

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