T-Squared: An Investigative Award

In the great-news-to-wake-up-to department, The Texas Tribune has been honored by Investigative Reporters and Editors with the "Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism" — a prize for our legislative livestream, our Ethics Explorer data app and our 2013 watchdog series, Bidness as Usual.

Judges said the livestream — which we've expanded in a big way in recent months with the help of our fall Kickstarter campaign — in conjunction with "relentless, constantly updated watchdog reporting," brought transparency to a state Legislature with a history of opaqueness. 

"Through the livestream combined with the interactive documenting of conflicts of interest and financial relationships ...

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