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About the Forum

The Florida FORUM is a nonprofit organization of community activists with a wide range of issue areas and journalists working to communicate ideas to the public and stimulate policy debate by tapping into the power of the media.

Over the years, editors have come to recognize the Florida FORUM for well-written, well-researched, and thought-provoking commentary on topics including election reform , school vouchers , emergency contraception , patriotism and religion .

On average, media packets reach 1 million households through print and 2.1 million listeners and viewers through the broadcast media. Commentary from the Florida FORUM regularly appear in St. Petersburg Times (circ. 339,954) , New Port Richey Sun Coast News (circ. 145,000) , Daytona Beach News-Journal (circ. 101,373) , Tallahassee Democrat (circ. 53,000) , Lake Worth Herald (circ. 38,000) , St. Petersburg Weekly Challenger (circ. 35,000)) , Fernandina Beach News Leader (circ. 10,500) , Live Oak Suwanee Democrat (circ. 5,400) , Holmes County Advertiser (circ. 4,200) , Okeechobee News (circ. 4,000) . Forum materials also receive significant local use/coverage by broadcast media throughout the state.