The Austin Bulldog

TaglineAn investigative reporter in the Texas capital
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageInvestigative
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesGrants
Institutional SupportJ-Lab
Institutional SupportKnight Foundation
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)1
Active VolunteersNone
AffiliationsKirk Mitchell Public Interest Investigative Reporting Fund; Member of Investigative News Network.
Mappin LocationAustin - Texas
Principal StaffKen Martin
DescriptionIn January of 2011 Ken Martin the founder editor and publisher of The Austin Bulldog an independent nonprofit investigative news website got a tip from a prospective Austin city council candidate that council members were holding private meetings. The Texas Open Meetings Act prohibits private meetings for the purpose of deliberating on public business. And yet on four of the council members’ online calendars Martin saw that such private meetings were regularly scheduled before every city council meeting.
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