Investigative news is in peril in South Florida.
Investigative reporting uncovers injustice, exposes corruption and holds those in public decision-making positions accountable for their actions.
But our area’s traditional newsrooms are distracted. Declining revenues have led to staff reductions and there simply aren’t enough reporters to cover all of the courts, government entities, public services and businesses that may run afoul of the law and ethical practices. Citizens who rely on corporately owned media to make sense of local government – and keep tabs on those who run it – no longer get the alert watchdog they expect.
In the fall of 2009, BrowardBulldog.org — now FloridaBulldog.org — emerged from the turmoil that defines the new media marketplace as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. We keep watchdog journalism alive by paying attention to and publishing important stories that otherwise go uncovered because of shifting priorities and lack of resources in the region’s conventional media outlets.
We believe journalism is a public service that is essential to a free and democratic society. We are committed to bridging the gap by delivering more of the original, local, issue-oriented news and information our community needs.
FloridaBulldog.org is a member of the Investigative News Network.