Today is my day for blogging about other people’s blogs. This time I’m recommending that you read Clay Shirky’s post about why we should save Homicide Watch. If you need more of a nudge, read my TBD post last year about Homicide Watch and an earlier crowdfunding effort.
If you need more of a nudge, check out Homicide Watch. It’s one of the best examples I’ve seen of a local journalism startup. I want it to survive and I hope you’ll contribute to its Kickstarter campaign (I have) to keep it going while founder Laura Norton Amico is at Harvard on a Nieman Fellowship. She needs almost $14,000 more in the next week to reach the $40,000 goal.
I want to see quality journalism thrive. I want to see Laura’s vision, enterprise and innovation rewarded. I want to see crowdfunding grow as a revenue source for quality journalism. Let’s make this work.
— Clay Shirky (@cshirky) September 5, 2012
— Mandy Jenkins (@mjenkins) September 6, 2012
Save Homicide Watch by Clay Shirky, who explains why this site is so innovative and why it needs your help. bit.ly/TigCRG
— Jay Rosen(@jayrosen_nyu) September 5, 2012
— O’Reilly Media (@OReillyMedia) September 5, 2012
Clay Shirky on why Homicide Watch matters and why we all need to help save it:shirky.com/weblog/2012/09…
— Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) September 5, 2012
— Anjali Mullany (@anjalimullany) September 5, 2012
— Jen McDonald (@jenbmcd) September 5, 2012
— Gideon Lichfield (@glichfield) September 6, 2012
— Jennifer Haro (@orahdj) September 6, 2012
— Nieman Lab (@NiemanLab) August 30, 2012