Lanier: “It’s not victory. But it feels like a good milestone for us.”
The District of Columbia will see less than 100 murders this year, something that hasn’t happened in a half-century. On Dec. 17, police chief Cathy Lanier sat down with... Read more
We've just started publishing our annual Year in Review package, a collection of investigations, feature stories, data visualizations and guest columns looking back on homicide in D.C. in 2012. It... Read more
Welcome Back to Homicide Watch DC; Meet our Newest Contributors
In mid-August I had to come to you with some bad news: that a combination of lack of funding and opportunities in other cities would force Homicide Watch... Read more
Homicide Watch DC: Now Accepting Applications for Reporting Internships
Are you a journalism student looking for an innovative platform to learn on? A legal studies student interested in learning more about how our community interacts with the criminal justice... Read more
One Week Left to Save Homicide Watch DC
Three weeks ago we came to you with a plea: help us keep Homicide Watch alive by donating to our kickstarter campaign.
Your response has been overwhelming. More than 600... Read more
New Reward: Get Our Data!
Back in June, we published a six-month review of homicides in 2012: Decreases in Gun, Domestic Violence, at Forefront of 6-month Homicide Decline.
The story, which included a map and... Read more
What Students Learn Working on Homicide Watch DC
Meet Lindsey Anderson, a recent graduate of American University, now working for the Associated Press in Boston. In her senior year, after writing about Homicide Watch DC for her... Read more
Journalism Needs Teaching Hospitals, and Reporting Clinics
The Knight Foundation recently called on journalism schools to create "teaching hospitals" where young journalists would be guided by seasoned professionals and academics.
"At its root, this model requires top... Read more
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... Read more
For Journalism Internships, Smaller is Better
John Robinson, former editor of the News & Record in North Carolina, is studying news internships, and he has a great post on some of his early findings:
"One of the most... Read more
24 Hours in, 21% Funded
How yesterday started: After a deal falls apart, Homicide Watch D.C. is going on hiatus.
We knew that was coming, but there's no good way to read about the potential end... Read more