TruthSayers has been in the business of “punching up” with original, locally-focused investigative reporting since October 2016, when founder Josh Brokaw published his first story on the site. That story, on the illegal firing of two Cayuga Medical Center nurses for union organizing activity, was only the first of many stories Brokaw reported on the…Continue Reading “TruthSayers is Hiring: Help Us Make Headlines”

An Open Letter to Hell Raisers & TruthSayers. By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org The time is here again for all independently-minded people who have a breath of free time to get themselves on the ballot for the 2018 election. For all of the hype about democracy being for all the people, it’s true that the election…Continue Reading “Election 2018: Hey Hell Raisers And TruthSayers: It’s Time for All You Indie Kids to Run For Office. Everyone’s Doing It!!”

Have you ever put together an event hoping that it would gain media attention, but no reporters showed up? Do you want to learn how to take your social media posts to the next level? Do you want to make your newsletter sound like it was edited by a professional? Join Josh Brokaw of TruthSayers at…Continue Reading “Publish Yourself: Learn to Make Media with TruthSayers on May 22”

Hello everyone! This is Josh Brokaw of TruthSayers, asking you to consider supporting our independent reporting – in this case, on the medical debt collection business from which at least one member of Congressmember Tom Reed’s family – his wife Jean – profits. If you’re reading this, thank you so much for taking the time…Continue Reading “Help Publish Truth: Tom Reed’s Family Medical Debt Collection Business”

Have you ever wondered why your local government, police department, or public university does what they do? Do you know that you have a right to view many documents stored by your local government? Do you know that you have the right to review much of the correspondence, like emails, that public officials send and…Continue Reading “Free Your Information: Join TruthSayers Feb. 28, Learn How to Request Public Records”

Join TruthSayers this Halloween, October 31, for another potluck, media-making session, and PARTY from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Tompkins County Workers Center. Wear your favoritest costume, bring your bestest dish to share, and prepare to make some TV. Vegan soup & bread will be provided, as well as anything else you pretty people…Continue Reading “October 31: Eat Food, Wear Costumes, Make TV, Share Your Story”

2 a.m. notes by Josh Brokaw Next year – 2018 – approaches, and so it’s budget-making season in local government chambers around Tompkins County. Budget meetings are happening at the county, city, town, and village levels, where a handful of elected officials will decide how millions of taxpayer dollars are going to be spent next…Continue Reading “$275 Million-Plus To Be Spent By Tompkins County Governments Next Year, Do You Care?”

Over Ithaca Festival weekend, TruthSayers hosted an Interactive Mobile Newsroom experience. This interactive mobile newsroom could also be called a “table covered in typewriters,” with the TruthSayers staff – that is, everyone who wants to tell truth about the world around us- filling up 30-plus pages with thoughts and varied typewritten experiments throughout the weekend….Continue Reading “Type Your Truth Results: Ithaca Festival Edition”