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Half Of Texas Women Face Barriers To Reproductive Health

Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

More than half of Texas women faced at least one barrier to accessing reproductive health care in the years after lawmakers dramatically altered the s...

Kate Sheppard

Ted Cruz: 'Global Warming Alarmists Are The Equivalent Of The Flat-Earthers' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

Ted Cruz, the junior U.S. senator from Texas and first official contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, compared people who think t...

Michael Calderone

Can Digital Outlets Fill The Statehouse Coverage Gap? | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.10.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit news outlet launched in 2009, now boasts the largest statehouse bureau in the Lone Star State at 15 full-ti...

The Times, It Is a Changin': New York Times Inherits the Sins of Its Little Brother, the Texas Tribune

James Moore | Posted 04.22.2014 | Media
James Moore

If the Tribune is going to use the pages of the New York Times to write about wealthy donors to Texas gubernatorial campaigns, it would seem the Times would want them to disclose they are also taking money from those same people.

The Trouble with the Trib

James Moore | Posted 04.20.2014 | Media
James Moore

The Texas Tribune has been hailed as a new journalism model to save the craft from collapse after the success of the Internet. But can a news outlet take huge donations from lobbyists and corporations and not be influenced?

Cruz Weighs In On Obama Disapproval, Heated Texas Race

Texas Tribune | Jay Root | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Ted Cruz Ends Year as He Began It: No Apologies by Jay Root, The Texas Tribune Dec. 19, 2013 Ted Cruz wasn’t the only politician ...

Fracking Lobby's Tax Forms: Big Bucks to Media Outlets, "Other ALECs"

Steve Horn | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) -- the public relations arm of the oil and gas fracking industry -- has released its 2012 Internal Revenue Services (IRS) 990 form, and it's rich with eye-opening revelations.

IN Texas, An Easy Way To Track Ed Reform Bills | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

At the start of the 83rd legislative session, education reform measures, including bills that strengthen the state's charter school system, increase t...

Beyond the Tea Party: How the IRS Is Killing Nonprofit Media

Dan Kennedy | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Over the past few years the IRS has virtually stopped approving 501(c)(3) status for nonprofit news organizations. Even when applications for 501(c)(3) status aren't rejected outright, they are stacking up, unacted upon, for months and even years.

Texas Leads the Counter-Attack Against Standardized Testing

John Thompson | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

Texas educators and families are conveying a two-part message. Our education system is not broken, but we have not been able to scale up solutions for urban systems serving intense concentrations of poverty.

The Ben on the Bus

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.21.2012 | Media
Jason Stanford

Covering the Perry campaign was not The Boys on the Bus. Despite the wall-to-wall coverage of the primary, Ben Philpott and the other reporters enjoyed shockingly little access. "You are allowed to see him when you are allowed to see him."

Michael Calderone

Will Rick Perry's Aggressive Texas Media Strategy Work Nationally? | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.17.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- While Texas Gov. Rick Perry has grabbed headlines (and the spotlight) from his Republican rivals all week, members of the Texas press corp...

Prominent UT Alum Warns Of 'Degradation' At University

The Texas Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

University of Texas alumnus Gordon Appleman, a prominent Fort Worth attorney who was highlighted as one of the school's "125 Extraordinary Exes" in 20...

Attention Non-Profit Newsies: Alan Mutter Thinks We're Fantastic

John Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Thornton

As a co-founder of the non-profit Texas Tribune, I am one of those fantasy-harboring loonies who believes that public journalism is important.

Traditional Media Falters While Non-Profit Journalism Grows

John Mecklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Mecklin

What sustains a not-for-profit magazine is a balanced approach to revenue that includes advertising, subscriptions, charitable donations and, as goody-goody as it may sound, a real belief that the journalism being done is important, and would not be done otherwise.

Jack Shafer: Concerned About My Bank Balance, and Knows My Inner Motivations. Where Have You Been All My Life?

John Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Thornton

The forty years between Kennedy and Clinton were an accident of economic and demographic history, resulting in a temporary but highly profitable industry structure for the papers that dominated their markets.

What If: The Non-Profit Media Model

John Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Thornton

In Micro 101, we learn that such "public goods" as clean air and national defense will not be produced in sufficient supply exclusively by market forces. Allow for the sake of argument that journalism is such a good.