Local Media Publishes Erroneous Facts About Children’s Services Council Days Before Pivotal Vote

Local Media Publishes Erroneous Facts About Children’s Services Council Days Before Pivotal Vote

Days before a vote by the Leon County Commission on the Children’s Services Council (CSC), the Tallahassee Democrat reported there were eight CSC’s in the state of Florida and that Leon County could become the ninth. However, this is incorrect. To date, nine Florida counties have created CSC’s that invest property tax dollars in the […]

Journalists Critical of Tallahassee Democrat’s Defense of $10,000 Bill to Mayor Gillum’s Office for Stories

Journalists Critical of Tallahassee Democrat’s Defense of $10,000 Bill to Mayor Gillum’s Office for Stories

On Friday the Tallahassee Democrat published a 1,500 word defense of a $10,000 charge to Mayor Andrew Gillum’s office to publish stories favorable to a Gillum initiative. The relationship was discovered and reported by Tallahassee Reports. Editor William Hatfield authored the article and said the Tallahassee Democrat responded to TR’s findings “because we saw journalists […]

Gillum’s “Sponsored Content” Featured Gubernatorial Campaign Donors

Gillum’s “Sponsored Content” Featured Gubernatorial Campaign Donors

Campaign reports reveal that two of the businesses featured in Tallahassee Democrat articles, that were paid for by Mayor Andrew Gillum’s office, were also major donors to Andrew Gillum’s campaign for governor. TR has previously reported that Mayor Andrew Gillum’s office negotiated with the Tallahassee Democrat to publish ten stories favorable to Andrew Gillum’s “Friendly […]

Mayor Gillum’s Office Billed $10,000 by Tallahassee Democrat for Stories Authored by Journalist

Mayor Gillum’s Office Billed $10,000 by Tallahassee Democrat for Stories Authored by Journalist

An investigation by Tallahassee Reports has determined that just one month after he announced he would run for governor of Florida, Mayor Andrew Gillum’s office negotiated with the Tallahassee Democrat to publish ten stories favorable to a Gillum initiative. The ten stories were written by Tallahassee Democrat journalist TaMaryn Waters and highlighted Gillum’s “Family Friendly […]