Just under a year ago, we debuted a free, twice-monthly newsletter about Texas water issues, a sister publication produced in conjunction with the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. In The Flow has fast become a one-stop shop for Texas water news — a combination of Tribune stories, interactive maps, data tools and research from trusted sources.
It’s been so successful, in fact, that we’re ripping off our own model.
Over the coming year, we’ll be rolling out a series of free subject-specific newsletters, an initiative we’re calling "Trib+." As in, The Texas Tribune plus something extra.
In addition to curating the great Texas Tribune content our reporters produce, these Trib+ products, overseen by our intrepid newsletters editor, John Reynolds, will include extras: Q&As, book reviews, data apps, updates on studies and events, and the career moves of key newsmakers.
Today, we transition In The Flow to Trib+Water and roll out its new features. (We’ll continue to rely on smart dispatches from our trusted writing partner at the Meadows Center, veteran journalist Carol Flake.)
You can find Trib+Water by clicking on the “newsletters” tab on our navigation bar, and you can sign up to receive it by email by clicking here.
It's worth noting that our co-publication relationship with Texas State is a content partnership, not a financial transaction, though the Meadows Foundation (the Meadows Center's major funder) is a donor to The Texas Tribune, and the Texas State University System is a corporate sponsor of the Tribune.
We're looking forward to sharing these great resources with you!