Digital Beat Reporting
10:53 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Laura Amico on What Makes a Digital Beat Successful [VIDEO]

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When Laura Amico was founding the acclaimed blog Homicide Watch DC, she writes, "My earliest explanation of the site was that it contained everything a reporter would have in her notebook, on her desk, in her filing cabinet, while covering a case."

Her views about this genre have expanded since then, but if you think about it, that's what a blog is - not so much a finished product but a continuous series of news, analysis, thoughts, updates, interesting sidenotes, productive explorations.

Amico gave a presentation with Juana Summers and Chris Amico at the Online News Association Conference last month: “Beat Reporting for the Digital Age.”

Watch the presentation, check out her blog post about building a successful digital beat and pay special attention to her ideas about what digital beat reporting is.