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Florida Legislature Chips Away At Government Transparency

As this year’s Legislative session nears an end, there are a handful of bills making their way through both chambers that could expand public record loopholes. Already, one bill has passed.

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Tampa Bay Times Wins Pulitzer Prize For Local Reporting

Florida’s largest newspaper won its 10th Pulitzer Prize on Monday.

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Proposed Changes To ‘Stand Your Ground’ Could Limit Journalists’ Access To Court Records

As the Florida Legislature considers tweaks to the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law, legislators have added a provision that would stop journalists from gaining access to court records in cases involving self-defense.

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Panel Revives Jeff Greene’s Lawsuit Against Two Florida Newspapers

A once-dismissed libel lawsuit filed by former U.S. Senate candidate and billionaire Jeff Greene against The Miami Herald and The Tampa Bay Times was revived this week.

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FCIR Announces New Editor

Tristram Korten, a newspaper, magazine and radio journalist who has covered politics, the environment, and crime from Tallahassee to Port-au-Prince, is the new editor at the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.

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Florida Center For Investigative Journalism Seeks Donations To Continue Watchdog Journalism

The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting is among dozens of nonprofit sites dedicated to public service reporting. Now, we need your help to meet a fundraising challenge so we can do more of the watchdog journalism you want.

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Nonprofit Investigative News Organizations Experience Revenue Increases

PBS’ MediaShift highlighted a really interesting study about a recent revenue boom for 18 non-profit news organizations around the country.

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Herald-Tribune Reporter Calls In Favors To Carve Out Time for Sex Trafficking Project

In an in-depth report titled “The Stolen Ones,” Sarasota’s daily newspaper uncovered just how bad child sex trafficking had become locally and, well, everywhere.

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Two Florida Media Companies Join Broward Bulldog In 9/11 Records Lawsuit

The Herald-Tribune Media Group and the Miami Herald Media Co. have joined a federal lawsuit asking a federal judge to make FBI officials release information about a 9/11 investigation in Sarasota.

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Miami Herald Project Compiles Just How Many Guns Turn Up In Local Schools

By Eric Barton Florida Center for Investigative Reporting It seems common these days to see stories about guns found in schools. It’s so common, in fact, that most of us probably don’t think about just how big of a problem it has become. And that was the impetus to a project by the Miami Herald […]

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