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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.
The Statesman launched a paywall in 2013, with content beyond each story’s first two paragraphs limited to subscribers.
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.
Hearst Corp. is a privately held American media conglomerate. Hearst owns 15 daily newspapers, led by the Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle. It also owns numerous magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Seventeen, and O. Hearst also owns broadcasting and digital properties, including the search marketing firm iCrossing. Hearst shut down the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s…