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The Austin American-Statesman is a daily newspaper in Austin, Texas.
The Statesman was founded in 1871 is owned by Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, which bought the paper in 1976. Cox attempted to sell the paper in 2008 and 2009, but took the paper off the market when offers were far less than what the company had expected.
In 2010, the Statesman bought In Fact Daily, a local political site.
The Statesman has been one of the United States’ leading newspapers in using Twitter to connect with readers and break news. The paper was also among the first to experiment with advertiser-sponsored tweets.
SF Appeal is an online news organization in San Francisco. The Appeal was launched in March 2009 by Eve Batey, a former San Francisco Chronicle editor. (It calls itself “San Francisco’s online newspaper.”) The site has about two dozen contributors. The Appeal is a for-profit site, with revenue coming in through advertising. Its content centers…