Taming the Watchdog
So, as of today, my time with Watchdog is no more. The Franklin Center is closed. I’m not sure what, if anything, will take its place, and I’m not even sure what caused its demise. The twelfth labor of Heracles was the capture of Hades’ watchdog Cerberus, but I suspect Watchdog’s end was less dramatic, even if our reporting had Cerberus’ bite.
I wouldn’t have mentioned it on Facebook and Twitter, except I’ve already told a number of people privately, and people are going to figure it out when their emails start bouncing back. Some explanation, even if terribly incomplete, was needed. Dan Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel called me already this morning. I told him the same thing, which is I really don’t know why Franklin Center folded, and I really couldn’t comment if I did.
I saved my archive of stories from Watchdog and I’ll try to post them on the www.wigderson.com website in the very near future.
Meanwhile, I’m weighing offers, making plans, and trying to figure out the next chapter of my writing career.