Bismarck, ND – News stories and blog postings from the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity’s website (www.FranklinCenterHQ.org) will now be included on Google news feeds. Google News, which is an automated news aggregator provided by Google Inc., accepted Franklin Center’s website because it surpassed all of the stringent requirements of Google News and the site’s original content and analysis was proven to be of national relevance to a large audience.
Established in early 2009, the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity acts as a capacity building service provider for organizations that sponsor journalists and promote investigative journalism. Working against the growing tide of mediocrity and bias in the media, the Franklin Center is committed to promoting social welfare and civil betterment by undertaking programs that promote investigative journalism and the education of the public about corruption, incompetence, fraud, or taxpayer abuse by elected officials at all levels of government and the private sector.
In addition, to promoting journalism-related articles, Franklin Center’s website also publishes original analysis and editorials regarding the future of journalism, citizen journalism, and helpful tips for reporters. Earlier this month, Google News accepted Watchdog.org, an initiative of Franklin Center, as part of their news feeds.
“Franklin Center and all of our Watchdogs are thrilled to be included on Google News. This is a testament to the quality of the content being produced by journalists at non-profits as they work to become trusted sources of real information,” said Jason Stverak, President of Franklin Center. “Franklin Center looks forward increasing our readership through our partnership with Google News.”
Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity promotes social welfare and civil betterment by undertaking programs that promote journalism and the education of the public about corruption, incompetence, fraud, or taxpayer abuse by elected officials at all levels of government. Founded in January of 2009, The Franklin Center is a nonpartisan organization that believes that new technology can advance the cause of transparency in government. The Franklin Center aims to educate, to advise and to train individuals and organizations from all backgrounds to become thorough, unbiased and responsible reporters well versed in new media techniques and journalistic integrity. For more information on the Franklin Center please visit www.FranklinCenterHQ.org