October 8, 2014
Contact: Michael Moroney
Houston, Texas — This week, Watchdog.org’s Texas Bureau is excited to announce a new initiative to distribute some of our best investigative content in print straight to Texans’ doorsteps. Over the past year, Watchdog.org reporter Jon Cassidy has worked feverishly to uncover a Texas-sized scandal between lawmakers and officials at the state’s flagship university. With the launch of Watchdog.org’s print initiative, we’ll deliver readers highlights from Cassidy’s investigative series, Trouble in Texas, exposing government abuse in the Lone Star State.
Even in the digital age, there’s still a desire and need for investigative, honest print journalism—we believe stepping into this medium will help us keep thousands more informed about what their government officials are up to.
Early this month, Watchdog announced it’s new Watchdog Radio, an ambitious new project that will bring our top-notch statehouse journalism to listeners all over the country, and Watchdog Opinion, a new online hub for top newsmakers, analysts, economists, and policy makers to join the debate and make their voice heard.
The Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity is a leader in non-profit journalism. It was founded in 2009 to address falling standards in the media as well as a steep falloff in reporting on state government and provides professional training and assistance with a mission of exposing waste, fraud, and abuse in government.