As 2020 starts to wind down, we are truly proud of the work we have done while covering crime cases and gathering data on those cases in Washington, DC. When the COVID-19 pandemic came, we turned to covering all crime and not just homicides.
We have even bigger plans for 2021, including resuming covering trials and adding coverage of sexual assault and domestic violence cases. We will also have a new website and a way to delve into the data we have gathered over the last five years.
Between today and December 30th, we are asking our readers for help.
We wish we didn’t need to do this, but chalk it up to COVID which left a hole in our budget that we hope you will help fill. As an incentive every dollar of the first $11,500 we raise will be matched by the NewsMatch consortium.
If you agree our work has value, please subscribe at $10 a month. If you prefer to make a single donation we hope you can afford at least $100, although any amount would be wonderful.
We are also holding open houses to let you know about what we do and how we do it.
We will have three sessions:
- Sunday, Nov. 22, 3 p.m. (between the football games)
- Friday, Nov. 27, 1 p.m.
- Monday, Nov 30, 6 p.m.
Amos Gelb, publisher
LaTrina Antoine, editor-in-chief