Posts tagged Journalism
The Texas Tribune

The Texas Tribune is the only member-supported, digital-first, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

The Tribune was founded in 2009 by John Thornton (a venture capitalist in Austin for nearly 20 years and passionate believer in public media), Evan Smith (the veteran editor-in-chief of Texas Monthly and host of a weekly interview program on PBS stations), and Ross Ramsey (former owner and editor of Texas Weekly, the state’s premier newsletter on politics and government, now rebranded as The Blast).

The Texas Tribune and its destination website were launched in November 2009, thanks to $4 million in private contributions as seed funding, a small band of talented computer programmers and some of the most accomplished journalists in the state.

Now with a staff of nearly 50 dedicated reporters, editors, technologists, designers and business leaders, the Tribune has continued to advance its mission of bringing greater transparency and accountability to public policy, politics and government through news, data and events.

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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 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.

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]

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