Austin American Statesman

The Austin American-Statesman is the major daily newspaper for Austin, the capital city of Texas. It is owned by Cox Enterprises, but is being sold to GateHouse Media. The newspaper places focus on issues affecting Austin and the Central Texas region.

The Austin American-Statesman competes with the Austin Chronicle, an alternative weekly. The paper tends to print Associated PressNew York TimesThe Washington Post and Los Angeles Times international and national news, but has strong Central Texas coverage, especially in political reporting. The Statesman benefits from the culture and writing heritage of Austin. It extensively covers the music scene, especially the annual South by Southwest Music Festival. The newspaper co-sponsors various events around Austin such as the Capital 10K foot race and the Season for Caring charity campaign.

The Statesman's news website is and its paid site Its entertainment site is It publishes niche topic sites and It also publishes a weekly Spanish-language newspaper, ¡ahora sí! Additionally, the Statesman partners with the St. Petersburg Times with PolitiFact Texas PolitiFact/Texas, a site that covers issues that are relevant to Texas and the Austin area.

Statesman Media owns and operates The Capital 10,000 (Cap10K) -- the largest 10K in Texas (and 5th largest in the US). The 41st running is scheduled for April 8, 2017.[2]