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Will Swaim Joins Steven Greenhut To Expose Government Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Friday, April 6th, 2012

OC Weekly Blog

Can two past journalism enemies join together in common cause?

The answer is yes based on the relatively new union between Will SwaimOC Weekly‘s founding editor, and Steven Greenhut, the longtime lead editorial writer and columnist for crosstown rival Orange County Register.

Greenhut is nowadays vice president of journalism at the Virginia-based Franklin Center for Government & PublicIntegrity and Swaim is now the managing editor of the organization’s nationwide news operations.

Greenhut, the nemesis of public employee labor unions, works from Sacramento; Swaim works from Irvine.

The Franklin Center–which was established in 2009 and is run by former North Dakota Republican Party executive director and Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign operative Jason Stverak–aims to provide “fresh, original, hard-hitting news content” that focuses on investigations of local, state and federal government.

Read more here.

Editing Pro Will Swaim Joins Franklin Center

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Originally published on FishBowlLA

By Matthew Fleischer | Media Bistro, FishBowlLA

LOS ANGELES — Former OC Weekly, District Weekly and LA CityBeat editor and publisher Will Swaim just landed himself a media gig. He’s the new managing editor of the Franklin Center’s nationwide news organization.

Swaim fills us in via email.

[Franklin Center runs] a network of investigative reporters working on government waste, fraud and abuse–pretty much what I’ve done since my days at OC Weekly, the District Weekly and (too, too briefly) LA City Beat, where we assembled remarkable teams of reporters dedicated to ferreting out corruption.

I’m also responsible for hiring investigative reporters. It’s good to be part of a growing organization.

Pretty sure he just said “hiring.” Take note investigative journos of the Southland.

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