Laura Amico

About Laura Amico

Laura Amico, a 2013 Nieman-Berkman Fellow in Journalism Innovation, is CEO of Glass Eye Media and founder and editor of Homicide Watch, a Washington, D.C.-based website for data-driven coverage of violent crime. The site was recognized as a notable entry in the 2011 Knight-Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism. Amico has reported for the Register-Pajaronian and The Press Democrat in California, received a New York Times Chairman’s Award, and held fellowships with the Online News Association and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America. Amico is a board member of Criminal Justice Journalists and writes for The Crime Report and One Reporter’s Notebook.

Read Amico’s Nieman Reports article: Calm at the Kitchen Table: A Start-up Tracks Murder in Washington, D.C.: How small newsrooms can have big impacts

Watch Amico’s Berkman Center presentation Jazz and Journalism: Reporting with Improvisation and read a related note in Nieman Reports’s 75th anniversary issue.

Read a profile of Amico and Nieman classmate Finbarr O’Reilly in the Harvard Gazette: More than words: Nieman journalists tell their stories through other tools

Read A new, mainstream solutions journalism by Amico at the Nieman Journalism Lab