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Ever hear something about Texas politics or public policy and wonder what it is? Ask Texplainer.
“On some wide-ranging stories, two news organizations are certainly better than one in pursing the truth,” Houston Chronicle editor Jeff Cohen says. We couldn't agree more.
Coming this Sunday, the first of hopefully many joint projects between the Tribune and the Houston Chronicle will see publication — both on our site and on the Chron's front page.
As we fan out across the state to solicit memberships, major gifts and corporate underwriting, we're hearing only good things about the size of our audience — a 25 million page view run rate in the first year is no small potatoes — but we're increasingly getting questions about who that audience is. Who's reading the Trib?
This afternoon we pushed changes to the Trib site that better and more aggressively incorporate aspects of Facebook into our, and your, everyday lives.
Last week we celebrated our half-year birthday — and what we've learned from then until now is truly mind-blowing, beginning with the information we've gleaned about the size of our audience (huge), where they come from (everywhere), and what areas of the site they like best (data).
Because they're already public. Because we're about transparency, open government, and greater access to information. Because you have a right to know how your tax dollars are being spent. Etc.
Now it can be told: The Governor of Texas is on the cover of this week's issue of the venerable newsmagazine as part of its first-ever collaboration with The Texas Tribune.
Thrills! Spills! Live Runoff coverage tonight!
We have a ton planned for our coverage of primary night, including something approaching real-time results, frenetically updated maps, and a crowdsourced liveblog. Let the game(s) begin!
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What will those original thinkers at the Post-Dispatch think of next?
If you were interviewing Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday morning, what would you ask him?