Laura Amico

founder Homicide Watch

Laura Amico is editor of data and multimedia projects at the Boston Globe and founder of Homicide Watch, an innovative platform for data-driven coverage of violent crime. The platform is used by news organizations and universities including The TrentonianSun-Times and Northeastern University.

Laura was an inaugural Nieman-Berkman fellow in journalism innovation at Harvard during the 2012-2013 academic year.

She began her career as an education reporter at the Register-Pajaronian in Watsonville, Calif. Later, she joined the Press Democrat’s newsroom in Santa Rosa, Calif. as their crime reporter. She is a New York Times Chairman’s Award winner, a Knight News Entrepreneur Boot Camp alum, and an inaugural MJ Bear fellow.

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