Help Pay Karen

I was delighted to be selected earlier this year for Knight Digital Media Center’s News Entrepreneurs Bootcamp at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. I’ve been hard at work the past several weeks studying. More than any course I have ever taken, this one is important. If Homicide Watch is going to continue creating and providing this valuable resource, we must find a sustainable business model for the project.

The program will take me away from D.C. for twelve days next month. Instead of shuttering the site during that time, I’ve found an excellent journalism student from American University who has offered to pick up the coverage. Karen Frantz will be monitoring the city’s pulse for breaking crime news and attending scheduled court hearings, vigils and memorials.

But she, and I, need your help.

I’ve offered Karen $250 from my own savings to compensate her for her work (approximately 30 hours). I’d like to offer her more. Please consider making a donation to Homicide Watch to help make sure the site stays running smoothly while I’m away.

You can use the PayPal donation button on the center sidebar to pay by credit or debit card.

Karen Frantz is a graduate student in public policy journalism at American University in Washington, DC. She graduated in 2003 from the University of Virginia with a degree in psychology, and since that time worked in numerous fields, including documentary production, policy and communication. She currently interns at the Durango Herald, where she covers the Colorado delegation to the U.S. Congress.

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