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Why now is the time to remove our paywall (and how you can help)

The Austin Monitor officially launched as a nonprofit in 2013, but our reporting roots go all the way back to the mid-’90s. We have been producing ongoing and in-depth public service journalism that covers important issues in the community for…

Enhancing your news experience: A first step

We know there are a lot of information and media sources that compete for your time. It seems like this number grows exponentially every year, and with the move to everything digital, we know it is important to factor in…

Introducing the Austin Monitor's strategic advisory council of guides

Few industries are as American as the press. Revered by the Founding Fathers as “one of the great bulwarks of liberty,” the role of the free press is literally written into the First Amendment, and its impact has proven invaluable…

Local news is a two-way street

I often describe the Austin Monitor as a news source that exists at the intersection of local government and community. One of the many reasons we believe this space is so important is because of the tremendous influence each side…

Our decisions shape the community

I previously described elections as a “high-stakes civic intersection between information and action” – in other words, right in the Austin Monitor’s wheelhouse. When it comes to turnout, this recent special election had numerous factors stacked against it: mid-year (not…

Our journey ahead

Everyone who has ever found themselves fighting the good fight for a nonprofit has a personal story about how they got there. I love hearing these stories, and while the details are always unique, they all follow the same humanizing…

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Publisher's Note: Kelsey joins Capital of Texas Media Foundation

When we sketched out plans for a new Austin-focused think tank, we envisioned an organization that could dive deep into the metro area’s many challenges and opportunities. But we also realized we would have to put our own community’s issues…

Publisher's Note: A new chapter

A thriving and vibrant community requires a robust independent press, an engaged citizenry, and the evidence policymakers and citizens need to make informed decisions. Since its inception almost six years ago, the Capital of Texas Media Foundation has sought to…

Publisher's note: Changing of the guard

Hi y’all!  My time as interim publisher here at the Monitor is coming to a close. In my previous roles, I have always found such value in the coverage that this publication provides and I am grateful that I had…

Publisher's Note – Penny Pass

As you know, we operate on a subscription service. That is how we are able to pay our awesome reporters and bring you all the great coverage that we do. (To make it simple, the more subscriptions we have, the…

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…

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)…

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