Media Watch

We Need to Issue a Statement on 'Chronicle' Contributor Luke Winkie

We here at the Chronicle don’t always agree with the thoughts of able-minded content generator Luke Winkie, but it’s no secret that his byline’s shown up in our pages – 172 times since Feb. 2012, in fact. Through 32 years of business we’ve established a rightful reputation as an outlet that claims its kin. Read More | Comment »

4:37PM Fri. Jun. 27, Chase Hoffberger

Fun with Brickbats

Annoyed that you always miss the good stuff at SXSW? Always turning up at the wrong venue to see the second-best band, or the mediocre film? Here's your chance for a front-row seat at the Statesman vs. Chronicle Battle of the Titans! The issue is the Statesman's sloppy, tendentious reporting on SXSW and city "fee waivers." Read More | Comment »

2:00PM Fri. May. 30, Michael King

Austinist Shuts Down

Damn near every young writer in Austin saw some semblance of their reportorial upbringing end Monday as the Austinist, an arm of the extensive, locally focused Gothamist network, announced shortly at 4pm that it was shutting its interactive doors. Read More | Comment »

6:29PM Mon. Apr. 14, Chase Hoffberger

SXSW Interactive: Lessons From the Texas Abortion Battles

Social media can be a great equalizer – and a bit of a menace. Read More | Comment »

1:52PM Tue. Mar. 11, Jordan Smith

Greenwald on Politics, Privacy, Journalism

Glenn Greenwald, the Constitutional attorney who became a blogger and then reporter – and Ed Snowden’s go-to journalist to publish his cache of National Security Agency documents – Skyped to SXSW Interactive this afternoon, talking the nature of politics and the necessity of public journalism. Read More | Comment »

6:31PM Mon. Mar. 10, Michael King

Well, Well, Well

It's daggers lightly drawn between the Austin American-Statesman and the Texas Tribune today, with bragging rights for breaking the story that wealthy Travis County residents are drilling water wells on their property. So who was it? The Statesman? The Tribune? Or some mysterious third publication? Read More | Comment »

1:59PM Tue. Nov. 12, 2013, Richard Whittaker

Are Anonymous Bloggers Protected by First Amendment?

Who is the anonymous blogger known as the "Trooper?" More importantly, does anyone – including Bob Brockman – have a right to know? Read More | Comment »

3:25PM Thu. Nov. 7, 2013, Jordan Smith

Stand with Wendy: Poster to Benefit the Texas Democratic Party

The local artist who brought the world CHANGE/INTO A TRUCK, that graphic mash-up between Transformers and Shepard Fairey's 2008 Obama poster, has turned his formidable skills to stand with Texas women. Read More | Comment »

11:35AM Tue. Jul. 2, 2013, Wayne Alan Brenner

What the Hell Happened at Austinist?

It’d be a misnomer to call anything that started in 2005 an “institution,” but Austinist – the scrappy group blog started that year by Ben Brown as part of Jake Dobkin and Jen Chung’s NYC-based Gothamist network of culture websites – has certainly established itself as an important player in the Austin media landscape since then. Read More | Comment »

9:30AM Fri. Jun. 14, 2013, Dan Solomon

‘Austin Chronicle’ Nominated for AAN Awards

The Association of Alternative Newsmedia announced today its 2013 AAN Awards Finalists, including three nominations for The Austin Chronicle. Read More | Comment »

3:21PM Wed. May. 22, 2013

Silent Night

If you grew up sleeping underneath a glow-in-the-dark cosmos or spent hours researching the taxonomy of backyard bugs, it might be best to take a seat. After 22 years of being the “clear voice for science” from public radio stations across the country, June 2nd will be the last broadcast for Austin-based EarthSky. Read More | Comment »

4:18PM Mon. Mar. 4, 2013, Brandon Watson

Ron Oliveira Out at KEYE

After eight years of lending middle market gravitas to F1 crankiness and town hall spats, Ron Oliveira's last broadcast for CBS affiliate KEYE will be Friday, March 1. Although by the station's own admission, Oliveira "knows Austin," station owners Sinclair Broadcasting have decided to hedge their bets and not renew his contract. Read More | Comment »

3:15PM Thu. Feb. 28, 2013, Brandon Watson

Rachel Maddow to Speak at SXSW Interactive

MSNBC TV news host Rachel Maddow, a darling of progressive political junkies, will be a featured speaker at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival this March, organizers announced today. Read More | Comment »

10:12AM Fri. Feb. 1, 2013, Amy Smith

Obama: Policing Legalized Pot a Low Priority

President Barack Obama tells ABC News that policing pot in Colorado and Washington, where voters last month cast ballots to legalize, tax, and regulate recreational use of the drug by adults, will be a low priority for the feds. Read More | Comment »

10:07AM Fri. Dec. 14, 2012, Jordan Smith

David Carr Did Not Give Up the Secret Sauce

New York Times media reporter David Carr is that rare bird: an old-school journalist who’s adapted with relish to the new media landscape. Read More | Comment »

9:30AM Thu. Oct. 25, 2012, Kimberley Jones

ACCESS News Back on the Air

ACCESS News, the innovative weekly news and entertainment program developed to communicate with Austin's sizable deaf and hard-of-hearing community, is set for its second season on KLRU, beginning this Sunday, Sept. 23. Read More | Comment »

9:18AM Mon. Sep. 17, 2012, Jordan Smith

U-Verse Adds Longhorn Network

Since last year's launch of the Longhorn Network – an all-UT, all-the-time station backed by ESPN in a $300 million deal with the university – it's struggled to gain a foothold in the Austin market. That changed today. Read More | Comment »

12:05PM Fri. Aug. 31, 2012, Monica Riese

The Dark Right Rises

After Friday's mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, the old saying about tragedy bringing out the best and worst in people was sorely tested. You also don't have to wait too long for really offensive media ramblings and political posturing. Read More | Comment »

4:30PM Wed. Jul. 25, 2012, Richard Whittaker

Smith Wins Again

For the second time in as many years, Austin Chronicle staff writer Jordan Smith is bringing home a Planned Parenthood Federation of America Maggie Award. Read More | Comment »

5:25PM Mon. Jun. 11, 2012, Monica Riese

FCC: Local TV Affiliates to Post Political Buys

There will be a little more transparency in campaign spending, after the Federal Communications Commission issued new rules this morning that will make Austin's local TV affiliates place details of their political advertising sales online. Read More | Comment »

4:11PM Fri. Apr. 27, 2012, Richard Whittaker

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