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Hard times for UT’s Daily Texan could spell its end

It produced notables such as Walter Cronkite, Mike Godwin, Lady Bird Johnson, Willie Morris, Bill Moyers and seemingly half the state Capitol press corps.
Yet the Texan may only have two more years left to live because its advertising-dominated business model has been ravaged by the Internet, a problem exacerbated by falling circulation.

[San Antonio Express-News]

Hard times for UT’s Daily Texan could spell its end

It produced notables such as Walter Cronkite, Mike Godwin, Lady Bird Johnson, Willie Morris, Bill Moyers and seemingly half the state Capitol press corps.

Yet the Texan may only have two more years left to live because its advertising-dominated business model has been ravaged by the Internet, a problem exacerbated by falling circulation.

[San Antonio Express-News]

NPR StateImpact Texas

StateImpact is a collaboration among NPR and local public radio stations in eight pilot states to examine issues of local importance. The project seeks to inform and engage communities with broadcast and online news about how state government decisions affect people’s lives. In Texas, Austin’s KUT and Houston’s KUHF are collaborating with NPR to report on energy policy and the environment.

Was He “Muzzled?” Juan Williams One Year Later [via KUT]
Apparently, Juan Williams is going to be at the Texas Book Festival this weekend. I might have to make the trek up to Austin, if only for the lulz.

Was He “Muzzled?” Juan Williams One Year Later [via KUT]

Apparently, Juan Williams is going to be at the Texas Book Festival this weekend. I might have to make the trek up to Austin, if only for the lulz.

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Schrödinger’s Cat - “In Your Eyes” (Peter Gabriel Cover)

I totally forgot this a capella group existed. One of my favorite Austin memories from college was watching these dudes perform at the Empanada Parlour on 6th Street.

austinstatesman:

The number of people at Occupy Austin have swelled significantly in the past few hours, and there are now about a thousand people at the plaza in front of City Hall downtown.

Our videographer Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon shot this video earlier of the rally.

OCCUPY AUSTIN

elizs:

Over 3,000 RSVP’d so far.

Current: NCME director praises KLRU interactive pledge drive

shaneguiter:

“In public media, it’s getting more and more difficult to distinguish among content, engagement and fundraising. And that’s exactly as it should be,”writes Charles Meyer, executive director of the National Center for Media Engagement, in blog post today (Aug. 11). Meyer cites Why KLRU? in Austin, an experimental interactive pledge drive. This month, the station is asking donors to share via social media outlets why they support the station. The resulting Tweets and Facebook status updates run on the air. Public media “are moving beyond simply aligning content, engagement and fundraising toward actually integrating them,” Meyer notes. “That’s a good sign, as long as we maintain our editorial integrity and keep our focus on the community.”

elizs:

Taken by Steve Hopson on Saturday. [Austinist]
Related:Texas Tribune: Perry Will Make Clear He’s Running for President

Doggett says GOP plan splits Travis County into four congressional seats

And here we go with the redistricting insanity. [via the Austin-American Statesman]

Once again, in the perpetual battle that is Austin vs. San Antonio, Austin slaughters San Antonio and wins at being awesome. [via]

Once again, in the perpetual battle that is Austin vs. San Antonio, Austin slaughters San Antonio and wins at being awesome. [via]