Tallahassee Democrat Labels Pons Story “Gossip”, But Has Yet to Offer Retraction

Tallahassee Democrat Labels Pons Story “Gossip”, But Has Yet to Offer Retraction

On June 19, 2014, Tallahassee Democrat reporter Jeff Burlew wrote an article entitled “School employee becomes whistle-blower, former secretary files lawsuit.” Tallahassee Reports has recently learned that the Tallahassee Democrat labeled part of the article as gossip, gossip that almost one year later has no independent factual basis. In the article, Burlew  reported accusations from […]

Journalism Ethics Expert: “It is a clear conflict”, Gannett Responds

Journalism Ethics Expert: “It is a clear conflict”, Gannett Responds

On Wednesday TR published public records that indicated Tallahassee Democrat reporter Doug Blackburn was paid by FAMU while he was covering FAMU as a Tallahassee Democrat reporter. The full story can found here. Gannet Company, owner of the Tallahassee Democrat, responded to TR’s request for comment through their Ethics Officer, Barbara Wall. Ms. Wall said […]

UPDATED: Tallahassee Democrat Reporter Paid by FAMU While Covering FAMU

UPDATED: Tallahassee Democrat Reporter Paid by FAMU While Covering FAMU

UPDATE   10:00 AM FAMU journalism professor and former Tallahassee Democrat reporter Doug Blackburn has responded, via Facebook,  to TR’s article about Mr. Blackburn being paid by FAMU while covering FAMU as a reporter. “It is bizarre beyond words that Steve Stewart would have the gall to question my integrity as a journalist. I covered […]