Tag Archives: Publisher’s Note

Monday, February 5, 2018 by Mike Clark-Madison

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 a…

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 diversity…

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 us…

Monday, March 28, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Publisher’s Note: Whispers, more sponsorships, and Watson and Adler on transportation

A couple of small changes, more Web sponsorships, and some event announcements to get to here:First: We’re moving Whispers. Not far, just behind a new button that you’ll find on the front page of the site. We’ve struggled a bit…

Thursday, December 31, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Publisher’s Note: 2015, 2016

I was recently given the advice that such phrasing as “let me be honest” or “honestly” implies that everything else one’s said is not, and so I won’t begin this note that way. Instead I’ll try this: I wasn’t quite…

Thursday, October 1, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Publisher’s Note: Two Years

It’s been entirely too long since I wrote you all. I’ll offer (meekly, perhaps) that we’ve been rather busy here at Monitor/Capital of Texas Media Foundation HQ – and so, on top of missing more than a few opportunities to…

Monday, April 6, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Publisher’s Note: Tick Tock, the (new) Reporter’s Notebook and more numbers

A bit of exciting news from here in Monitorland: Today, we unveil one new regular feature and one updated regular column. Right after we go through a few details about each of these items, I will offer up a fresh…

Monday, February 23, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Explainer: Publisher’s Note

Each week, the Explainer offers a closer look at stories we have been following. This week, we’re looking inward.When we kicked things off here in Monitorland, we added the “beta” tag because we knew that we were still in early…

Monday, December 29, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Publisher’s Note: Hello 2015

This space has mostly been used for incremental updates on a few stats that we feel illustrate our progress. And I’ll get to that. But first, I’d like to offer you all a peek at a few planned content upgrades…

Monday, November 10, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Publisher’s Update: Elections/readers survey

Election Day is always something of a high-water mark for your Monitor team. Each cycle we pour resources into coverage of the campaigns. This year, of course, was multiplied by two major factors: the switch to 10-1 and the amount…

Monday, October 6, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Publisher’s Note: One Year/One Month

A note from Monitor publisher Mike Kanin:As of last Wednesday, it has been one year since we acquired what was formerly In Fact Daily from the Austin American-Statesman.  Somehow, the occasion got a little lost. This probably had something to…

Monday, August 25, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Week 1 update

Morning all.First, thank you for bearing with us as we work through the lingering troubles we’ve had with our login system. If you are still having issues, don’t hesitate to email me. I can be found at Michael dot Kanin…

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