If you want to know more about Florida, you’re in the right place. Here you can read, view, listen, and enjoy engaging, colorful, insightful stories about our state and its people, past and present. Delve into our award-winning FORUM magazine in print and online. Watch our many public-television documentaries. And (coming soon) listen to our archive of radio programs. Our goal is to offer you a richer perspective on Florida that helps illuminate the issues and inform the conversation today.
PRINT: Enjoy our beautifully illustrated and always thought-provoking print edition. Readers tell us they savor (and many save) every issue. Published twice per year, FORUM introduces you to interesting people, distinctive places, and intriguing topics.
DIGITAL: Access FORUM online. Our recent issues are enhanced with multimedia extras related to the magazine content—videos, music, audio interviews, additional articles, and other online resources. In addition, we offer a searchable archive of FORUMs published since the 1980s.
Prepare to be inspired. Meet Florida military veterans and hear their stories of serving, persevering despite injuries, and carving out new lives in the civilian world. Also: Learn how Florida became the state to watch in presidential elections.
Long before the Wild West, Florida’s rancheros, Seminoles, and Crackers were riding, roping (and sometimes rustling) our country’s first cattle on the steamy, subtropical frontier. That story, plus Patrick Smith, moonshiners, Bone Mizell, He-Coons, and lots more, in our newly digitized “Cracker Country.”
Visit our archive of all past issues of FORUM, a searchable collection of more than 60 issues and counting. Our partner and website host for this archive is the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Access for the FORUM archive, here.
How did Florida evolve from a sleepy southern frontier to the multicultural mega-state it is today? How will—or should—Florida grow and develop in the future? Watch our public-television documentaries to learn more and join the conversation. Access documentaries, here.