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SXSW Panel: The War at Home: Trump and the Mainstream Media
Four all-stars of TV journalism gathered Thursday afternoon at the JW Marriott to consider the nature of news reporting in the Donald Trump Era. The rough consensus was that the “new rules” of operating under Trump represent an opportunity as well as a challenge.

5:20PM Thu. Mar. 16, Michael King Read More | Comment »

SXSW Panel: Good Night & Good Luck: Media in Election Years
The Trump administration wouldn’t provide Washington Post presidential campaign reporter David Fahrenthold with answers for a story. Instead, they sent the responses to CNN in a strategic and calculated effort to get the news network to poke holes in his reporting.

1:50PM Mon. Mar. 13, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

SXSW Panel: Covering POTUS: A Conversation With the Failing NYT
A couple thousand SXSW’ers defied the Daylight Saving daze this morning to hear New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet defend his paper’s coverage of Donald Trump and define responsible journalism as “the honorable pursuit of the truth.”

4:10PM Sun. Mar. 12, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Your Guide to the Weekend Resistance
Austin is preparing for an epic counterresponse to Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as president. It’s a long-haul weekend of protests, rallies, and marches calling for resistance against politics of fear and hate, and solidarity with the multiple communities the incoming administration has promised to target.

11:15AM Thu. Jan. 19, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Statesman Cuts Arts Staff
The voice of informed and experienced arts criticism in this city is about to get a whole lot softer. As of Dec. 31, the Austin American-Statesman is eliminating the position of full-time arts writer, meaning that Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, who has been employed there since 1999, will be out of a job.

3:30PM Wed. Nov. 30, 2016, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Baked Cookies and Racism at UT
It was the bake sale heard around the world. That's probably what the Young Conservatives of Texas hoped for Wednesday when they played pastry provocateurs to the University of Texas campus.

11:40AM Thu. Oct. 27, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Baked Cookies and Racism at UT
 
Sending Postcards From the Great Divide
As department head of UT-Austin's Radio-Television-Film program, documentarian Paul Stekler has taught a few lessons. Midway through his new online series of election shorts for PBS, he's learning one too. He said, "Anyone that tells you that short films are easier to do than longer films, tell them they don't know what they're talking about."

9:00AM Sun. Jul. 10, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Austin Chronicle Earns Two AAN Nominations
The Association of Alternative Newsmedia announced today its 2016 AAN Awards Finalists, including two nominations for The Austin Chronicle, for excellence in column writing and cover design.

1:55PM Wed. Jun. 1, 2016 Read More | Comment »

Education Reporter Michael Brick Dead
It's a sad day in Texas journalism, and especially among the state's small cadre of education reporters. Austinite Michael Brick, a Houston Chronicle reporter and the author of the definitive story of the saving of East Austin's Reagan High School, has died this morning of colon cancer at the age of 41.

5:30PM Mon. Feb. 8, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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