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The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit online news organization based in Austin, Texas, that focuses on political and civic issues. The site was founded in 2009 by venture capitalist John Thornton and former Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith. Thornton raised $4 million in startup funds for the site, including $1 million of his own money…

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Jake Batsell    April 15, 2014
The daylong summit on new models for supporting journalism examines how the Texas Tribune diversified its funding, the injection of venture capital and private wealth into media, and the future of philanthropy for news.
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Ken Doctor    February 13, 2014
Can you raise more money for the news by harnessing the power of social sharing — and making the impact of journalism a little more clear?
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Caroline O'Donovan    January 13, 2014
Say hello to Chalkbeat, a model for how local sites might gain scale and infrastructure through a networked vision of journalism.
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Martin Langeveld    December 19, 2013
“No grand strategy, no new business models for news will emerge from Omaha. Ultimately, these papers will be closed or sold.”
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Justin Ellis    November 4, 2013
The site plans to launch TribTalk, the nonprofit’s first experiment with sponsored content, which will also feature columns, opinions, and discussion from readers and elected officials.
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Justin Ellis    November 1, 2013
A report from Knight Foundation finds that nonprofit news sites are growing revenues and audiences, but finding the path to long-term success will take more experimentation.
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Justin Ellis    October 17, 2013
The program will add staff and expand by adding a conference and collaborative code-building events for journalism technologists.
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Caroline O'Donovan    October 16, 2013
More than 1,400 journalists, publishers, academics, and more are descending on Atlanta this week to talk shop.
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Joshua Benton    October 2, 2013
The nonprofit’s Kickstarter aims to raise $60,000 to buy gear, and they promise to share what they learn about effective livestreaming for news outlets.
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Justin Ellis    September 27, 2013
The Austin-based news nonprofit is on track to generate a record $1.2 million in revenue from its events this year, including The Texas Tribune Festival, which starts today. What’s the formula?
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Caroline O'Donovan    July 15, 2013
The SMU professor, ex-business reporter, and new Texas Tribune Fellow: “It’s not just about journalism anymore. You’ve got to figure out how to pay for that journalism in a much more direct way than you ever have before.”
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Justin Ellis    June 10, 2013
A new study from Pew finds that digital nonprofit news organizations are finding ways to diversify their funding, but most still rely on grants from foundations to survive.
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Kate Galbraith    June 5, 2013
“My personal philosophy is that if the Associated Press or the Austin American-Statesman is doing a story on a given topic, that’s terrific. It means I can spend my time doing something new.”
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Ken Doctor    May 23, 2013
It’s an add-on to paywalls: If you’re not willing to buy a digital subscription, perhaps you’ll be willing to just answer a question or two?