Local government access is available to “some”

Local government access is available to “some”

Our story on media access to local government brought an interesting response from a long-time reporter for a local TV station. Jim Piggott of News4Jax said, “I’ve been covering City Hall for 35 years and, yes, I remember when things were much more open.” Yet,...
Local government access is available to “some”

Once again, the size of the police force is debated

The perennial argument about the size of the police force has come up again. This go-around, it is about making it bigger, rather than smaller. At a meeting of the Taxation, Revenue, and Utilization of Expenditures (TRUE) Commission Oct. 7, there was a discussion of...
Local government access is available to “some”

School Board: Much ado about nothing

Tuesday’s School Board meeting produced unanimous agreement on words written on a piece of paper that seemingly said nothing, meant nothing and accomplished nothing. That’s progress, perhaps, although it left a lot of observers puzzled. On the board’s consent agenda...
“Freedom” of the press means little in Jacksonville

News4Jax story didn’t fool the viewers

Another hopeful sign for Jacksonville: the local media’s pathetic bias is becoming evident to readers and viewers. See this piece from News4Jax. To begin with, this is not an investigation. The Florida Highway Patrol compiled the database, in an effort to be...