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Site Twitter handle

@fcir

Facebook link

https://www.facebook.com/floridacir

Year launched

2010

Tax status

  • Nonprofit 501c3

Monthly visitors

12,000

Revenue

  • $101,000 - $250,000

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Foundation grants

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • Small donations (Less than $1,000)
  • Large donations ($1,000 or more)

Smaller revenue sources (less than 20%)

  • National advertising
  • Events
  • Syndication

Publishing platform

  • WordPress

Mobile

40

E-newsletter

  • Yes

E-newsletter subscribers

1,300

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

City

St. Petersburg

State

Florida

Last Publisher Update

  • 2016-03-15 13:25:25 UTC

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
St. Petersburg, Florida
Sharon Rosenhause

The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting was founded in 2010 to investigate corruption, waste and injustice in partnership with traditional and emerging news media in Florida. In 2016, the organization refocused on three programs: 1) offering individual grants of $500 to $5,000 to journalists working on Florida stories; investigating Islamophobia and the intersection of national security and civil liberties in partnership with national media; and acting as a fiscal sponsor for journalism organizations and individual journalists to receive funding that requires a 501(c)(3) umbrella. Revenue: Grants, individual contributions, data analysis.

Effective engagement practice

Direct email/email newsletter.

Business challenge

In recent years, we’ve seen our foundation funding decline as our individual donations increased. However, increased individual donations we’ve received haven’t replaced the foundation funding we’ve lost.

Coverage area

  • State

Other geographic focus

Florida

Mission

  • Produce investigative news

Topics of coverage

  • Environment
  • Government & politics
  • Other

Other content topics

Islamophobia
National Security

Watchdog

  • Yes, it is the primary focus

Institutional partners

  • University

Other institutional partners

University of Miami

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists

Contributor compensation

  • Full-time, paid staff
  • Freelance or part-time paid staff

Revenue-side compensation

  • Full-time, paid staff without commission

Publish donors

  • Publish donors giving $5,000 or more

In the news

"THE MAN WHO UNCOVERED A MASSIVE, HOMEGROWN TERRORIST PLOT": http://www.ozy.com/rising-stars/the-man-who-uncovered-a-massive-homegrown-terrorist-plot/67958

Climate change could cost jobs in South Florida, says White House adviser http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article55631150.html#storylink=cpy

WILTON SIMPSON FILES LEGISLATION ON PUBLIC RECORDS LITIGATION
http://floridapolitics.com/archives/191429-wilton-simpson-files-legislation-on-public-records-litigation