The Texas Tribune

Crowdfunding the News

By September 26, 2016

On June 25, 2013, Texas state Senator Wendy Davis spent nearly 11 hours on the chamber floor filibustering a bill that would have restricted access to abortion in her state. The speech drew the national eye to Austin, … Read more

News is a Public Good

By Books April 7, 2016

“There have never been as many information producers as there are today. Paradoxically, the media have never been in worse shape,” economics professor Julia Cagé writes in her book “Saving the Media: Capitalism, Crowdfunding, and Democracy,” published by … Read more

For Online Publications, Data Is News

By Books March 24, 2015

The Texas Tribune launched in late 2009 with a newsroom of veteran journalists and rising stars. And while that respected crew of reporters, editors, and columnists would go on to unearth their share of political scoops, it wasn’t traditional reporting … Read more

10 Easy Ways to Save Journalism

By September 19, 2014

Some months ago, The Economist ran a column about business schools. The tagline was: “Business schools are better at analyzing disruptive innovation than at dealing with it.” Sounds familiar, I thought. Ditto the media. For an industry with … Read more