Laura Amico is founder and editor of Homicide Watch, an innovative platform for data-driven coverage of violent crime. She’s a 2012-2013 Nieman-Berkman fellow in journalism innovation at Harvard, where she is studying new methods and best practices for digital beat reporting. Laura began her career as an education reporter at the Register-Pajaronian in Watsonville, CA. Later, she joined the Press Democrat’s newsroom in Santa Rosa, CA. as their crime reporter. She’s a New York Times Chairman’s Award winner, a Knight News Entrepreneur Boot Camp alum, and has held fellowships with the Online News Association and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America. Laura is a board member of Criminal Justice Journalists, writes occasionally for The Crime Report, and blogs about beat reporting and entrepreneurial journalism at One Reporter’s Notebook.