In today's busy and complex world, technology pervades nearly every bit of modern life, making it critical for Americans to stay informed about tech issues and the government’s response to them. That's where Watchdog.org tech reporter Josh Peterson comes in.
If there’s one thing Peterson consistently stresses in his stories, it’s depth. On a beat where terms and details of technology policy can be difficult to decipher, it's hard to overstate the value of reporting that goes beyond a surface level he-said/she-said coverage.
A Note From Our President
Technology policy probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when we think of state-level reporting, but as a news organization founded online, we understand the need to keep Americans informed about internet freedom and other tech issues that could drastically change the way we communicate. In a world where technology permeates every aspect of our lives, government's handling of Internet regulation, cybersecurity measures, and the threat of EMP attacks needs more public scrutiny than ever.
That's why the Franklin Center has made a point of stressing tech coverage by our reporters at Watchdog.org and in our outreach to bloggers and citizen journalists. Their stellar work from across the nation has helped our readers keep up with the latest tech policy debates and guided them through complicated issues like the government's proposed "Net Neutrality" regulations. I hope you'll take a moment to read more and see how decisions made by federal bureaucrats affect the technologies you use every day.
President, Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity