Journal Watchdog

TaglineA print startup's bold online muckracking operation
Year Founded2009
Type or CoverageGeneral
Type or CoverageInvestigative
StateSouth Carolina
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesPrint Ads
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersNone
AffiliationsCommunity Journals (parent media company).
Mappin LocationGreenville - South Carolina
Principal StaffLyn Riddle
Principal StaffMelissa Blanton
DescriptionThe purpose of Journal Watchdog an online news site launched in January of 2009 and based in Greenville South Carolina couldn’t be any clearer: on the site’s “About Us” page the words “We are a watchdog website” are emblazoned in bold twenty-four-point font with a link to a page containing salaries of various state employees positioned just a couple inches above on the site’s masthead. A project of Community Journals a publisher of weekly newspapers serving the Greenville area the Journal Watchdog has positioned itself as a muckraking website dedicated to both local news and greater transparency in South Carolina government.
Profile on CJR