Hey there! Welcome to Central Florida Wire, an online publication for local news in Florida. Established in 2016 by Silas Merrick, our mission is to deliver unfiltered news from Lake, Marion, Sumter, Citrus, and other neighboring counties throughout Florida. We’ve got the latest scoop on Lifestyle, Politics, News, Crime, Sports, Tech, and Weather – you name it!
Meet Our Team
We’re backed by an awesome group of freelancers who are super passionate about impartial journalism. Let’s get to know them a bit better:
Silas Merrick – Founder and Editor
The brains behind Central Florida Wire is none other than Silas. His relentless dedication keeps the team going strong as we bring you news hot off the press.
Emily Lawson – Graphic Designer
Armed with an artistic touch like no other, Emily adds flair to our stories so they can be as visually enjoyable as they are informative. She has been with us for over 7 years.
Leonard Winston – Data Analyst
A wizard with numbers and data analysis skills galore; Leonard transforms statistics into easy-to-digest bits of wisdom.
Ethics We Stand By
We’re pretty serious about maintaining top-notch editorial standards here at CFL Wire. That’s why we abide by the ethical guidelines laid out by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Our journos follow The Editors’ Code of Practice – the gold standard for media ethics.
When joining our team, every member of our editorial staff completes a thorough training program on the Code and keeps their legal knowledge fresh with regular updates. We know it’s tricky to balance individual rights against the public interest, but we’re dedicated to making fair decisions for everyone involved.
We keep improving by learning from prior mishaps – whether they’re ours or from elsewhere in the media industry – as we host consistent workshops and seminars for our team.
All About Verification and Fact-Checking
We have an unwavering commitment to accuracy here at CFL Wire. Our reporters thoroughly verify stories before presenting them for publication. With a vigorous fact-checking process in place, you can trust that you’re reading legit and dependable news every time you visit us!
Become Part of Our Community
Join us on this wild ride towards truly unbiased, accurate, and insightful journalism! Your faith in us is what keeps us going strong; remember – our readers are always at the heart of everything we do here at Central Florida Wire.