Dan Christensen

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    April 8, 2014

    Tonight: Dave Barry Event to Benefit Broward Bulldog

    And you can meet Dave Barry, you guys. On Tuesday, April 8, the Broward Bulldog -- a nonprofit dedicated to hard-hitting investigative pieces -- is hosting a night with best-selling author and Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry at Nova Southeastern University's Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. T ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Author Michael Connelly Speaks at Event for Broward Bulldog

    A hard-nosed journalist and a hard-boiled author are teaming up Tuesday to talk about newspapering and crime fiction; to eat, drink and be merry; and to raise a few bucks for innovative local investigative news organ the Broward Bulldog. The evening's featured guest is Michael Connelly, a Broward b ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013
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    September 11, 2012

    Florida's September 11 Connection: Bob Graham to Talk at Journalism Fundraiser Tonight

    You've seen the pattern in Broward: Bad people come here to plot their schemes, nobody cares, and they operate with impunity for years until some journalist finally stumbles upon them. Then everyone is outraged. This isn't true just of Ponzi schemers and fraudsters. Terrorists do it too. Bob No ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Bob Butterworth's Mental-Health Group Accused of Manipulating DCF Bid Process

    Bob Butterworth is something of an avuncular elder statesman of Florida politics, brought in to mend fences and rout corruption when something's amiss. The former attorney general and Broward sheriff served a stint as Sunrise mayor after that city was plagued by scandal in the '80s; after the head o ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Broward Brady List Includes 137 Current and Former Cops, 57 of Them BSO Deputies

    ​The Broward Bulldog's Dan Christensen obtained Broward's "Brady list" -- a laundry list of cops who are being investigated for any number of reasons, ultimately to be used by defense attorneys to question the veracity of a cop's testimony.The list is the result of a 1963 Supreme Court case involv ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    How Broward Bulldog's Dan Christensen Broke a 9/11 Conspiracy That's Actually True

    Wikimedia Commons​Dan Christensen lost his job in the Miami Herald's Broward bureau in 2009, a casualty of rampant cost-cutting in daily journalism. Rather than throw in the towel, Christensen started his own local news site, Broward Bulldog, and vowed to continue breaking stories. "This website w ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Coffee Art: Osama Bin Latte

    Ron Gunzburger's Facebook PageThis is the fine work of Rob Negron at the Brew Urban Cafe on Himmarshee.​Al Qaeda put out a statement on the internet today about Osama Bin Laden's death: "It [Bin Laden's blood] will remain, with permission from Allah the Almighty, a curse that chases the Ameri ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Morning Juice: Police Hear Threat From Frankel; Rothstein Manager Denies Knowledge of Scheme

    ​End of the week. End of the month. Let's see what's in the local news.Hollywood Police now say that the fatal shooting Wednesday of 13-year-old Daniel Torres by a 14-year-old friend is believed to be an accident. Torres stayed home from school that day because he was being bullied by classmates. ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Who Is Patrick Lochrie?

    Flickr​According to a scoop in yesterday's edition of the Broward Bulldog, he's the businessman who went undercover to help FBI agents lure corrupt Broward County officials, like Josephus Eggelletion, who will be entering his guilty plea in a money-laundering case tomorrow.Judging by Dan Christens ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    The Future of News? Broward Bulldog Debuts in Herald and Sentinel

    Photo by C.StilesThe Broward Bulldog makes a splash in the dailies.​A sign of sweet justice appears in the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald today. Dan Christensen, founder of the nonprofit investigative news site Broward Bulldog, reports on a scandal in Broward's wealthiest circles. A legal battle is ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009
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    October 30, 2009

    Cheers to the New Bulldog Blog in Town

    Flickr user: sabianmaggyThere's a new bulldog in town.​After 30 years in the South Florida news business, Dan Christensen isn't about to let one small layoff stop him from mining the bottomless pit of Broward County corruption.The veteran Daily Business Review and Miami Herald reporter has launche ... More >>

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    April 6, 2009

    A Couple Monday Must-Reads

    -- JAABlog reports on the latest developments of the Judge Ana Gardiner saga. The evidenciary hearing to determine if Gardiner did anything wrong when she partied with then-prosecutor Howard Scheinberg during a murder trial (and allegedly spoke with him about the case) is now scheduled to  ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Stacy Ritter v. The Miami Herald: Who's Right?

    The Miami Herald broke a story Sunday on Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter's alleged vote that favored the firm that runs BankAtlantic Center, Arena Operating Co., at the same time her husband was a paid lobbyist for the company. In the story, Ritter admits that she supported the move ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    The Broward County Commission Is A Nest Of Whores

    I've decided to go with more blunt and truthful headlines ... can you tell? The inspiration for this one is the passing of lobbyist Ron Book's initiative to bring more money to the county's bail bondsmen at the expense of our tax dollars. Book, who represents the bondsmen, has been w ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Stacy Ritter Misleads Herald, Public About Vote Scandal -- UPDATED

    Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter should have just kept her mouth shut. The Miami Herald got a few words out of Ritter regarding her and her husband Russ Klenet's Ponzi scheme/home renovation/voting scandal. And what does Ritter offer? Obfuscation and lies. From the article: Ritter, ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008
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    September 4, 2007
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    July 31, 2007
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    December 13, 2006

    Journalism Denied?

    Strange developments at the blog for the Justice Advocacy Association of Broward. Apparently the group of defense attorneys asked the Daily Business Review for permission to post a 1996 profile on Chief Judge Dale Ross. The newspaper obliged -- and then suddenly rescinded, forcing the blog to take d ... More >>

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    May 31, 2006

    Daily Biz Disappears

    For all practical purposes, the excellent journalism done by the American Lawyer Media's 39 publications -- including the newsbreaking Daily Business Review in South Florida -- is gone. Kaput. Swallowed. Absent. The opposite of "there." However you want to put it, the vast majority of journal ... More >>

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    May 19, 2006

    Miami Herald Wrestles With Free Speech

    The Herald has been accepting comments on its web site for stories that appear in the newspaper for about a month now -- and it has the feel of a bold experiment. There seem to be few controls. The editors allow commenting on a handful of potentially controversial stories each day and readers post t ... More >>

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    April 21, 2006

    The Rainbow Sentinel?

    So I was interviewing Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle last night about a story and he starts going off about the media, specifically about the Sun-Sentinel. Here's a synopsis of what was said: Naugle: It's a national crisis. People have really lost faith in the media and the new media is saving t ... More >>

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    April 2, 2006

    Sunshine State Finalists Are Here

    Thanks to our illustrious chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, here's an advance copy of the list: ALL MEDIA James Batten Award for Public Service -Sally Kestin, Megan O'Matz, Jon Burstein; South Florida Sun-Sentinel; FEMA: A Legacy of Waste -Craig Pittman, Matthew Waite; St. Pete ... More >>

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    May 21, 1998