The Florida Independent was established through a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice in partnership with The American Independent News Network. Additional supporters include:
Community Foundation of North Florida
The Schooner Foundation
The Educational Foundation of America
The Florida Independent is published by The American Independent News Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
The American Independent News Network (AINN) investigates and disseminates news that impacts public debate and advances the common good. To accomplish its mission, we operate a growing independent online news network, currently comprised of six news sites that provide daily original reporting. An informed citizenry is a fundamental principle of civil society and American democracy; in the words of the Supreme Court in Garrison v. Louisiana: “Speech concerning public affairs is more than self-expression; it is the essence of self government.” Our reporting emphasizes the positive role of democratically elected government in securing the common good and social welfare, and the continuing benefits of our founding culture of egalitarian government by the people, for the people.