Publisher’s Note

Friday, April 28, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Onward (in a different kind of way…)

I write you all this morning with a bit of news: At the end of May, I’ll head over to The Texas Observer, where I will serve as that venerable publication’s publisher. I’m also pleased to say that the Austin…

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Publisher’s Note: PennyPass incoming

I have a bit of news, but first I want to be sure that we’re all on the same page with regard to terminology and philosophy. The Austin Monitor employs a paymeter (stay with me here, it’ll be worth it)…

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Publisher’s Note: Why your Monitor is a bit light this morning

How’s this for a morning duh: Diversity is nothing but good for a newsroom. Without it, we can’t well claim to cover every possible angle of a story. Your Monitor has a bit of work to do on our cultural…

Friday, December 30, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Publisher’s Note: Into 2017

December 2016 marks the third anniversary of the rebranding that gave birth to the Austin Monitor. In those three years, we’ve rebuilt our web home, expanded our coverage, made room for some new voices in the coverage of Austin and…

Monday, June 6, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Publisher’s Note: Story Map and individual story purchase

When we started this project, we envisioned a regular beat of these Publisher’s Notes — maybe once every two months or so. This is my second in about three weeks. So, if you’d like a rough “exciting times” metric for…

Monday, May 23, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Publisher’s Note: Fun and Game Night

Last week, your Austin Monitor team tried something new. From the start, we’d planned on building an events series to further our mission of civic engagement. Our thinking was that direct outreach might more directly impact our readers (and earn…

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