Barbaro vs. BOR, round 2

In last week's issue ("Consider the Source: Boring Into BOR," April 6), I criticized the Burnt Orange Report and its Editor-in-Chief Katherine Haenschen for their practice of bouncing back and forth between paid political consultancy jobs and supposed "journalism." In her own defense, Haenschen is at pains to point out that she never left her position at BOR during the time when she was the paid campaign manager for Randi Shade's city council campaign last year, while BOR continued to cover that campaign. Presumably this proves that she has no sense of political and journalistic ethics, and therefore rules regarding such couldn't possibly apply to her. My apologies.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More Burnt Orange Report
Enter Austin Post
Enter Austin Post
New online venture seeks to create a 'conversational democracy'

Kevin Brass, July 10, 2009

Hackers Attack the Netroots
Hackers Attack the Netroots
Progressive bloggers regroup after hackers debilitate several sites

Richard Whittaker, Jan. 16, 2009

More Katherine Haenschen
Shade's Farewell
Shade's Farewell
Shade vows to 'be a part of this city going forward'

Michael King, June 24, 2011

More by Nick Barbaro
Public Notice: More to Be Thankful For
Public Notice: More to Be Thankful For
An overdue (if tentative) win in Southwest Austin

Nov. 27, 2020

Soccer Watch
Soccer Watch

Nov. 20, 2020


BOR, Burnt Orange Report, Katherine Haenschen

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle