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Statesman Co. purchases In Fact Daily; Clifton to continue as editor

Monday, March 29, 2010 by Austin Monitor

Dear Readers,


By now, a few of you have heard the news: The Statesman Co. has purchased In Fact Daily but I will continue to report and edit all the news important to your understanding of the workings of Austin city government.


While the Statesman Co. will take over duties of managing the business, I will continue to direct the stable of writers that have provided subscribers with nonpartisan, factual, accurate, comprehensive and targeted news for almost 10 years now. I will operate the business independently of the Austin American-Statesman and 


The most important thing for you to know is that I’m not going anywhere. I will continue making story selections and setting the overall direction and tone for In Fact Daily. Subscribers will receive the same quality and variety of stories as well as inside information they’ve come to expect from our publication.


 “We are very pleased to welcome In Fact Daily to our family of products,” said Statesman Publisher Michael Vivio. 


According to Vivio, subscription rates will remain unchanged for the foreseeable future.


For The Statesman Co., the purchase represents an investment in highly specialized content that relies on subscriptions, rather than advertising, for revenue.


“We look forward to working with Jo and serving our subscribers with the news they’ve come to expect and excellent customer service,” Vivio said.


Jo Clifton, Editor


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