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 Press, New York Times, The 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 statesman.com and its paid site mystatesman.com. Its entertainment site is Austin360.com austin360.com. It publishes niche topic sites Hookem.com hookem.com and 512tech.com 512tech.com. It also publishes a weekly Spanish-language newspaper, ¡ahora sí!ahorasi.com. 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.