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Broward Bulldog

Posted by jessdrkn on November 2, 2009

Location: Broward County, Florida  browardbulldog

Focus: regional watchdog journalism, “News you can sink your teeth into”; news categories include Broward Courts, Broward Sheriff’s Office and Federal Court

Started: October 2009

Staff: volunteer, to start; 3-person board of directors led by chairman and news editor and reporter Dan Christensen, board member/reporter Buddy Nevins, and board member Julie Kay. All are career journalists. Mr. Christensen was laid off from the Miami Herald this year. There is a 9-person board of advisors

Funding: non-profit 501(c)3 (application in process); will solicit donations from individuals and foundations

Site: browardbulldog.org

From About

Broward Bulldog is an independent, not for profit online-only newspaper created to provide authoritative local reporting in the public interest. We are Florida’s first non-profit regional news site staffed by veteran, professional journalists. Our reporters will provide issue-oriented and investigative coverage of government, politics, the courts, education, business, the environment, health and public safety.

Sample stories: “Anatomy of a Frame-Up”

Media mention: “Cheers to the New Bulldog Blog in Town” article from Broward-Palm Beach New Times

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The Public Press

Posted by jessdrkn on June 4, 2009

Location: San Francisco 

Focus: “Non-commercial news for the Bay Area”; claims “print, web, radio, TV” outlets

Launched: Founded 2007

Employees/Writers: 1 staff, a news editor; 50+ “local volunteers, supporters, and contributors” which include employed and former print reporters, designers, multi-media producers, photographers, a first amendment lawyer, radio journalist, book authors; building online community “to solicit ideas”; employs experienced journalists; headed by a 12-person steering committee

Funding: non-profit — donations so far from 50 individuals and the San Franscisco Foundation; and “fiscally sponsored” by the Independent Arts & Media of San Francisco, a 501(c)3

Site: public-press.org

From mission statement in strategic plan:

The
 Public
 Press 
is 
a 
startup
 nonprofit
 news 
organization 
that
 aims
 to
 strengthen 
reporting
 on general‐interest 
and
 under‐covered 
topics 
in
 the
 San
 Francisco
 Bay
 Area 
through 
a
 daily
 web
 site 
and,
 eventually, 
a
 print
 newspaper.

In
 addition
 to 
original 
reporting, 
The 
Public 
Press
 will 
create
 content
 and
 distribution 
partnerships 
with 
an
 existing
 web
 of 
local 
independent
 and 
public
 media.
 By 
sharing 
technology
 and
 skills,
 member networks
 can
 work
 together
 to
 encourage 
civic 
engagement
 and
 enhance
 communication
 among neighborhoods,
 ethnic
 groups, 
and
 shared interest 
communities
 that
 make
 up
 San
 Francisco.

Sample stories: “July 1 budget to trim homeless and AIDS support”; “Ideologies continue to divide same-sex marriage issue”; “Cabbies steamed over proposed taxi overhaul”

Its strategic plan for 2009-2011.

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