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.

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  1. christian guerrier jr says:

    this is what the future of journalism will look like.

  2. visitor says:

    I came to this site because I was impressed with browardbulldog.org’s work on the Gabrielle Shaink Trudeau story. I am not surprised that you are veteran journalists. I hope your funding remains solid.

  3. Ken Martin says:

    I just saw the Broward Bulldog mentioned and thought I’d look you up. I founded the Austin Investigative Reporting Project (dba The Austin Bulldog) a year ago and got 501(c)(3) approval in September. I will go live with the site on April 1. I just thought I’d let you know you’re not the only Bulldog in the news business.

    Good luck with it.

  4. Knight News says:

    We love this site! A lot of our staff is from South Florida and were pleased to see it spring up. It gives us motivation to know this is happening elsewhere — not just at UCF.

    We’ve been digging into covering corruption in Student Government here that was going unexposed by traditional media. Good luck to you as your pave the way for the future of journalism!

  5. Miguel says:

    I am glad that my I was told about this site. Florida desperately needed a real news site. I look forward to reading more great stories.

    Thank you,

  6. Richard says:

    Can you tell me if you heard anything about the broward school board swapping the KCW building for the atlantic bank building on cyress creek. Could they do with with out the citizens vote?

  7. Karen Gilmore says:

    I never see news about the Memorial Healthcare system, I have my own opinion about the system, but would like to hear what the Broward Bulldog’s opinion of the hospital system is.

  8. Roger Moore says:

    The ongoing nepotism in Broward Schools needs to be addressed, it continues to place incompetent people in leadership roles. One look at the Alpha Kappa Alpha website shows many members wearing their ID badges at private events on school property. The HR hiring guidelines are clear about hiring people based on family connections or the organizations they belong to.

  9. EdBotsko says:

    Kudos… If this is the future of news publishing, then I approve…. We must break up the MSM logjams that leave us dangerously uninformed.

  10. Seamus F. Maye says:

    Well done, Broward Bulldog, you appear to have it cracked. Your views and analysis are on the ball. Ireland sadly needs its own alternative media outlet to deal with all the “legal corruption” aka, cronyism, nepotism, patronage, political, regulatory and Director Capture. Wbechave been described as the wild west of White Collar Crime…………keep it up.

  11. Seamus F. Maye says:

    sorry, should have read- “We have been described……….

  12. CocoAnn says:


    “A Sunny Place for Shady People – Broward County Crooked Judges & Courts.”

    To Whom It May Concern;

    Please investigate Judge John J Murphy III, Broward County he is due for automatic unopposed re-election, November 2014.

    In a recent wacky court case CASE Number CACE12034544

    Sherwood Condominium Association VS Vanda Grant (age 67)

    Judge Murphy III, issued a “Writ of Possession”, to people whom did not own the property and the 67 year old women “Vanda Grant “was evicted!! Furthermore, Judge Murphy is blocking her access to the court.

    Coincidently, The President of the Sherwood Forest Condo Association, is a Broward County Firefighter – Patrick M Jones.

    Is Firefighter Jones using his influence, as a Broward County employee with the Judge? There is a grave injustice and this has not played out to the letter of the law. The Broward County Court System is corrupt, it truly is the Wild West! There is no due process.

    Subsequently, I understand that there is a motion pending his disqualification in this case. I am a concerned citizen. I will attend a hearing, but the Judge is not granting a hearing! How could Judge Murphy III, let someone have a “Writ of Possession” for a house they did not own?
    Vanda Grant needs the media to help.

    Please contact the Attorney on this case Rose M Bute.

    I am contacting every agency and the news media for help. Time is of the essence.

    Kind Regards,

    Concerned Citizen CocoAnn

  13. Truth Zone says:

    Well done, we need more sites like this.

  14. Adem Albra says:

    Please help me!!!
    I’ve been permanently expelled from Miami Dade College for ‘words’ uttered….the us dept of education forced miami dade college to sign a voluntary agreement; however, its more than one year later and i’m still not returned to College.

    Who the heck is getting paid off? WTF?

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