Watchdog.org Now Featured on Google News

Bismarck, ND – News stories from Watchdog.org will now be included on Google news feeds due to the quality and quantity of news pouring out of Watchdog.org’s network of non-profit journalists. Google News is an automated news aggregator provided by Google Inc. Watchdog.org met all of the stringent requirements of Google News and as such, over the next few weeks content from Watchdog.org will be included on Google News. 

 

Watchdog.org is a collection of independent journalists covering state-specific and local government activity. The program began in September 2009, the brainchild of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting new media journalism.

 

“Franklin Center and all of our Watchdogs are thrilled to now 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. “Watchdog.org looks forward increasing our readership through our partnership with Google News.”

 

In addition to serving as a news provider, Watchdog.org utilizes a state-specific approach, in order to provide readers with information that is of proximate and practical interest. Since going live six months ago, Watchdog.org has already made a significant impact into how news is investigated and reported. Our watchdogs have been credited with breaking the “phantom stimulus congressional district” story as well as stories exposing tax payer abuse, voter fraud, and campaign violations. 

 

About Watchdog.org  

Watchdog.org is a collection of independent journalists covering state-specific and local government activity. The program began in September 2009 and is a project of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting investigative journalism by utilizing new media technology.  If you would like more information please email info@franklincenterhq.org.