Journalists Use Kickstarter to Bring Back Homicide Beat in Washington DC

It is hard to comprehend why papers have downsized their homicide beats. What is more inextricable from newspaper reporting than that?


As good as it is that the Kickstarter drive succeeded, I don’t like the idea of outsourcing beats. There used to be a reason to subscribe to a newspaper, because you got a comprehensive overview of what was going on in your area.