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Evan Smith on the Secret of Texas Tribune’s Success
A pitch meeting with Evan Smith resides somewhere between a very best man’s wedding toast and a reprise of Robert Preston in The Music Man. Delivering his one-man panel Wednesday afternoon, Smith was persuasive that working in nonprofit journalism “is not a job, it’s a calling.”

7:30PM Wed. Mar. 13, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Jada Yuan’s Guide to Traveling, Journalism
A couple years ago, a friend urged me to apply to The New York Times job posting for a travel writer to visit 52 destinations in one year. I didn’t apply, but Jada Yuan – previously a contributing editor and culture features writer for New York magazine – did.

6:15PM Tue. Mar. 12, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Texas Teachers Rally at Capitol for More Funding
As the Texas House and Senate move forward with their plans to bolster teacher pay and increase state funding for public schools, hundreds of teachers gathered at the Capitol on Monday with concerns about the proposals from both chambers.

5:05PM Tue. Mar. 12, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Beer Bill Filed With Legislature Changes Proposed Requirements for Breweries
Yes, there is yet another update to the beer-to-go saga: The proposed Flow Meter bill was filed in the Texas Legislature on Friday, March 8, but as it relates to flow meter provisions, the stipulations for superfluous overregulation were completely removed.

4:30PM Tue. Mar. 12, Eric Puga Read More | Comment »

Southwest Key CEO Juan Sanchez Steps Down
Juan Sanchez, embattled CEO of local nonprofit Southwest Key, is stepping down from his post.

2:45PM Mon. Mar. 11, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

SXSW, Tribune, CNN Present the Rest of the 2020 Presidential Pack
From down in the valley of the margin of error, came the 2020 zero-to-1%-ers on Sunday. At the “Conversations on America’s Future” collab between SXSW and The Texas Tribune, and then CNN’s live triple-header town hall, the folks in the back of the Democratic presidential pack allowed Austin and America to ask as one: “Who?” and “Why?”

10:20AM Mon. Mar. 11, Mike Clark-Madison Read More | Comment »

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Elizabeth Warren Leads “Conversations on America's Future”
Fresh off her call to break up Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple, “like a gangster,” Elizabeth Warren packed the lion’s den at ACL Live, as interviewer Anand Giridharadas urged the employees of those companies to stand up so she could see them. “And then the drone will come and take your pictures,” Warren quipped. (She’s actually quite funny.)

8:43AM Sun. Mar. 10, Mike Clark-Madison Read More | Comment »

What Is Fake News, and How Can You Spot It?
Media literacy has always been an important skill in navigating a world filled with politicians comfortable with bending the truth to fit the audience they’re currently talking to, or to service a policy goal. But in the era of President Trump, identifying “fake news” has become vital.

11:55AM Sat. Mar. 9, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

SXSW Panel Asks, Will Gerrymandering Get Worse Before It Gets Better?
“A decade ago, the words ‘gerrymandering’ or ‘apportionment’ didn’t resonate with voters,” began Michael Li. “That has totally changed in the last few years. ‘Gerrymandering’ does move voters in a big way.” A nearly full Hilton meeting room seemed to confirm his judgment.

9:57PM Fri. Mar. 8, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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