Balancing journalism & technology for @TexasTribune. 2x start-up founder. @ONA board. @hackshackersatx organizer. Public media zealot. Film lover. he/him
RT @NewsbySchmidt: What will @TexasTribune's new revenue training lab actually do — and how can you get involved? I talked to @rgibbs abo…
Ooh, map geeks, rejoice. Wondrous stuff here -> “The New York City Subway Map as You’ve Never Seen It Before” nytimes.com/interactive/20… https://t.co/GBGZ0QBFxs
One of my favorite media outlets and run by some of my favorite people. Send some moola its way! twitter.com/austinpbs/stat…
 
Thank you so much for your support! We really appreciate it and are so happy to be your neighbor💙
On #GivingTuesday this bit of important news from @TexasTribune....congrats @rgibbs, though part of me wishes you were in the news for a QRANK revival. twitter.com/eramshaw/statu…
 
You're giving me flashbacks of frantic late-night quiz writing.
 
Every so often, FB memories pops up posts I made openly gloating/celebrating my very occasional wins vs. @evanasmith
Join us at the Trib! This has always been a great & rewarding place to work & the future is particularly bright with so many new initiatives launching. 😎 twitter.com/evanasmith/sta…
@TexasTribune news got me nostalgic: Once Upon a Time, there was a website called Austinist. Everyone wrote for free & for love of the city. Its roster of alumni is an embarrassment of riches. Small sampling: @EricaGrieder @rgibbs @austinkleon @dansolomon @fluxistrad @benbrown
 
@fluxistrad @benbrown @elmundodemando I seem to recall some early taco jounalism here, right?
 
@dansolomon @fluxistrad @benbrown @elmundodemando After my time, but I believe you are correct. I also remember a strong @indybrewing presence at our early parties (2005?). I’m sure @mattwright__ does, as well.
 
@fluxistrad @benbrown @elmundodemando @mattwright__ That’s a possibility since we started in 2004. The Austinist definitely has supported Austin’s beer scene over the years. 🍻
New gig for me: I'm shifting roles at @TexasTribune to launch a local news revenue and training lab. We've done this ad hoc for years. Now, with RevLab, we can scale our efforts & develop new revenue products & practices that we test locally & then share freely. twitter.com/evanasmith/sta…
RT @Brizzyc: "Even some workers who loved the pace, camaraderie, and compensation at Amazon’s fulfillment centers told Reveal that they wer…
Excited that @TexasTribune is one of the launch partners in this. twitter.com/Google/status/…
RT @alexazura: After years of bitter debate over whether ethnic studies courses are racially divisive, the Texas State Board of Education a…
Austin families see AISD plan unfair, targeting communities of color #saveaustinschools statesman.com/photogallery/T… https://t.co/0F4saVr1Tr
RT @nytimes: The New York Times obtained a copy of the letter from the No. 2 Pentagon official telling Laura Cooper, the military’s Russia-…
RT @alexazura: Texas' move to end temporary polling places gets picked up by NYT: nytimes.com/2019/10/24/us/… Here's our story on how the law…
Two cool opportunities with @ONA: → Applications to the Women's Leadership Accelerator are due 10/31. journalists.org/programs/women… → Applications to be student rep on the ONA board due 11/14. journalists.org/about/board-of… Apply! Good luck.
"... in places where the tree canopy increased, both temperature and crime declined. The city used this and other information to put a dollar value on each tree—about $57,000, in case you’re wondering." HT @RTB_Cheerful reasonstobecheerful.world/what-baltimore…
Journalist Gwen Ifill to be honored with USPS Forever stamp abcnews.go.com/US/journalist-… https://t.co/M1xJm8p8JD
Top Texas House Republicans say they can no longer support Speaker Dennis Bonnen texastribune.org/2019/10/21/tex…
"[T]he partnership is unprecedented, and it makes a major milestone in the development of collaborative journalism." medium.com/centerforcoope…
RT @lenfestinst: 🗣STUDENT JOURNALISM CALL OUT 🗣 Today, @nytimes profiled @michigandaily, which is helping fill gaps in local news coverag…
RT @KlasfeldReports: State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information, via WaPo https://t…
RT @StefanieMurray: We have 50 people coming from all over the country to learn from the folks at the @TexasTribune. Special thanks to @rgi…
RT @brandonformby: Whoa. Texas cities and counties for years have said they feel like #txlege is targeting them more and more. Well, Texas…
👀 Public radio revenue overtaking public TV’s revenue for the first time ever. publicmedia.co/public-radio-o…
RT @alexazura: This school is in my neighborhood. Seems odd to have a meeting during the day in this heavily working class neighborhood if…
RT @jbenton: Congrats to @zseward, new CEO of @qz! (My very first hire for @NiemanLab in 2008 turned out to be a good one.) https://t.co…
As its U.S. House members of color depart, Texas GOP grapples with its lack of diversity texastribune.org/2019/10/08/tex… https://t.co/I1A5CAsnKY
RT @maggieNYT: .@anniekarni and I reported that the president is faulting advisers for his entanglement in the impeachment inquiry. On Frid…
Hey students – today's the deadline to apply for @TexasTribune's (paid) spring fellowships. We have roles in reporting, multimedia, events, art, engagement and – new this year – engineering. Join us! texastribune.org/jobs/editorial…
RT @alexazura: "One change one blip one, one glitch can turn the board into something completely different and basically destroy the thing…
U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry will not run for reelection, marking the sixth recent GOP retirement in Texas texastribune.org/2019/09/30/us-… https://t.co/26zHnSKzzA
@BetoORourke is live at #TribFest19 right now. Got questions for him? @emilyyount and I will ask! Tweet them using #AskTrib or text “Ask Trib” to 512-692-0689. texastribune.org/2019/09/20/bet…
@Scaramucci — yes, Anthony Scaramucci — is about to take the stage at #TribFest19. Got questions for the Mooch? @MandiCai and I will ask! Tweet them using #AskTrib or text “Ask Trib” to 512-692-0689. texastribune.org/2019/09/20/ant…
#tribfest19 is off and running. View from behind the scenes. https://t.co/b4G4PYeHcd
RT @pilhofer: Interesting and provocative piece here from @phillipadsmith about nonprofit v. for-profit models. I agree with much of it.…
RT @MWatkinsTrib: Breathtaking find by @asherprice: In memos from the 1950s, UT officials explicitly explained why they decided to start co…
RT @amanbatheja: The spokeswoman for Kamala Harris has quite the political legacy. Her grandma was a governor of Texas. Her mom ran Planned…
RT @scottbrodbeck: Despite the @mjenkins shout out in E&P today, I need to go on a rant about how being an indie local site means you're bi…
ONA founder @richjaro tells tales to students in the @ONANewsroom. Note the rare '20' button. #ONA19 https://t.co/k8iIeM8frL
RT @EbonyReed: Crushing student loan debt, rising housing costs, stagnant wages — over the last 30 years, these forces have dented the drea…
@onanewsroom students grilling ONA pres @IrvWashington3 and board president @mjenkins #ona19 https://t.co/1agbjvM2bu
RT @mjenkins: Great news out of Youngstown today as we unveil the first look at @MahoningMatters and get our local team off and running. ht…
"These disrupters do not 'share rumors because they believe them to be true. For the core group, hostile political rumors are simply a tool to create havoc.'" nytimes.com/2019/09/04/opi…
RT @ONANewsroom: We’re conducting a #survey for a story about the challenges journalists early in their career. Please participate by answe…
I had the pleasure of meeting with the RSF team on its visit to Austin this week. I support their work. twitter.com/picard_robert/…
RT @mjenkins: We talk a lot about community building in this business, but sometimes neglect to build them around ourselves. Hence why I'…
"The failure to educate students about slavery prevents a full and honest reckoning with its ongoing cost in America. Teaching the truth about slavery, critics argue, could help remedy that. But that means acknowledging and exploring slavery’s depravity." washingtonpost.com/education/2019…
Props to @RiceUniversity students for pushing admin to walk the walk. "We want to see the development’s leaders support their professed intentions with concrete guarantees..." houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outloo…
Smart ideas, as usual, from @ChaseDavisMuzik: source.opennews.org/articles/hacki…
RT @MobileTrevor: Congrats to our incredible crop of #OJA19 finalists. @ONA works with hundreds of volunteers to celebrate innovation and e…
"Assigning people on the margins to fix a problem they did not create is almost always a bad idea." bellocollective.com/an-informal-gu…
RT @jayrosen_nyu: Watch @JulianCastro show a solid grasp of the excesses of "both sides" coverage. Clearly familiar with this critique. Als…
RT @TexasTribune: NEW: Meet Elvia Limón, the Texas Tribune’s new engagement producer. Follow her here and welcome her to The Texas Tribun…
How First News helps kids understand the world around them journalism.co.uk/news/reporting… https://t.co/q53QetAiCM
RT @alexazura: As a reporter, I’m not supposed to say any of this. I’m not the story. But after El Paso was terrorized, I’m still reeling.…
RT @KellyyMaee: There is a font made up of images of gerrymandered congressional districts: uglygerry.com (h/t @itsren)
RT @BryanMVance: @rgibbs @Longreads @OPB Hey Rodney, OPB is a newsroom, too. Not just “public radio.”
Cool example of newsroom & public radio teaming up to create something neither could have done on its own. (And it's a great podcast too!) HT @Longreads & @OPB - vulture.com/2019/08/bundyv…
RT @nadzhamz: "It seems to me, sometimes people use race and class as a proxy for quality ... So, they’ll see a space and the space looks a…
Want to get more involved with digital journalism & work with a smart, passionate, diverse group? Run for the ONA board! Throw your hat in the ring by Aug. 20. twitter.com/ONA/status/115…
+1 on @MonicaRacic's love of @SongExploder. It's fantastic. medium.com/the-idea/q-a-m…
Multiple fatalities reported in El Paso Walmart shooting texastribune.org/2019/08/03/el-… https://t.co/HUehizOtoQ
"It’s often left to people who are underrepresented in newsrooms and whose communities are marginalized in coverage to lead diversity efforts." poynter.org/business-work/…
RT @ckrewson: Let's water these seeds, folks. Local news won't look the same as your local newspaper, and that's OK. But please don't confu…
"We wanted to answer this question: Do interns predominantly come from a few select universities?" (Spoiler alert: yes.) voices.aaja.org/index/2019/8/1… https://t.co/jOQhYXcJez
RT @NiemanReports: With the distribution of its final issue in May, The Warroad Pioneer— which printed about 1,100 copies per week and was…
RT @lenfestinst: Local news organizations can only cut costs so far. "There is an irreducible minimum in providing their communities with t…
"Below was a sea of white space, where the articles usually were, and a message floating in the middle: “Without YOU, There is NO Newspaper!”" nytimes.com/2019/08/01/us/…
"Maya Rupert has never spearheaded a political campaign, let alone a presidential one. She’s working to keep Castro’s momentum going as he heads into the second Democratic primary debate." texastribune.org/2019/07/31/may… https://t.co/AGM7YDgjEl
Black journalists push media to cover ‘hyper-racial’ moment in politics politi.co/2ZjcnL6 https://t.co/0si6HkxAOw
I don't say this enough: my god, I love @fipradio -- delightful streaming radio from Paris that plays gems like this: open.spotify.com/track/19nOXCwu…
RT @lenfestinst: . @ResolvePhilly's Reframe project is creating tools and resources that will help newsrooms adopt authentic and human-cent…
An "experiment with product design and user-facing tools to try to make the origins of journalistic content clearer to our audiences." HT @SashaK open.nytimes.com/introducing-th…
Join me in supporting ONA. If you only know ONA from the conference, that's only half the story. ONA has numerous programs that fuel leadership, skill-building, innovation and local communities. It's a helluva resource. Kick in some bucks, won't you? twitter.com/ONA/status/115…
“We Found Photos of Ole Miss Students Posing With Guns in Front of a Shot-Up Emmett Till Memorial. Now They Face a Possible Civil Rights Investigation.” propublica.org/article/ole-mi… https://t.co/WcY645xYuW
Trump vowed millions of immigration arrests in dramatic raids. ICE caught 18 family members. texastribune.org/2019/07/24/tru… https://t.co/el3oLkLyuk
'So flawed and problematic': why the term 'world music' is dead amp.theguardian.com/music/2019/jul… https://t.co/L45PlgTTTl
#Happy20thONA Best part of ONA: the fearless, funny, smart, creative folks it attracts. Two of my best ONA memories: Jose Antonio Vargas at ONA12 who challenged my thinking on immigration & Muppets at ONA14 who taught me about reaching new audiences. Seriously – Muppets!
Congratulations, Talia! Very excited to see this grow. twitter.com/TaliaStroud/st…
RT @NiemanLab: “A huge amount of journalistic resources go into the top of the pyramid to serve the abstract needs of a comfortable few, co…
RT @brandonformby: The way @GovAbbott and the #txlege legalized hemp created mass confusion (and finger pointing) about whether district at…
RT @NPRinskeep: Jeff, who cooks at NPR’s cafe, asked how I keep from being depressed by the news. I said some weeks are hard, but I feel go…
“We’re still trying to build bridges between the spaces where our student journalists engage on social media with their friends and where they can share their reporting on current events and news in their communities.” cc @robquig current.org/2019/07/how-in…
New York children read the words of their peers held in U.S. Border Patrol facilities. nytimes.com/2019/07/18/opi…
Congrats! 🎉✨ Looking forward to working with you in the @ONANewsroom! twitter.com/ONAConf/status…
RT @webjournalist: Hey y'all, think about someone who has directly impacted your career and thank them by nominating them for this award: h…
3,800 Chrome extensions leak privacy-sensitive data. 🤦‍♂️washingtonpost.com/technology/201…
News nerd validation → you can now search @TexasTribune's archive on #DuckDuckGo with the !tt !bang. ✨ https://t.co/QNcOiv1xo2
Local news deserts are getting some relief axios.com/local-news-des… Kudos, @mjenkins! https://t.co/d3Zuj0rf8K
RT @blakehounshell: SCOOP-de-doop by @elianayjohnson and @nahaltoosi and @burgessev: Trump taps Rand Paul as secret backchannel to Iran ht…
“60 percent of Texas Democratic voters said they preferred that O’Rourke abandon his presidential campaign to run in 2020 against Sen. John Cornyn..” washingtonpost.com/politics/they-… https://t.co/aSCTlJqQkd
RT @Katy_Vine: "One Border Patrol agent, when asked about morale among agents detailed to care and transport, replied with a photo of a dum…
 
 
 
 
 
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