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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Chron, KVUE and DMN reporters leave jobs for Texas Tribune

The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit news site based in Austin that will launch this November 3rd. The site has stolen away good reporters from top media sites around the state reports Poynter:

Elise Hu, Matt Stiles and Emily Ramshaw are all award-winning journalists who had full-time jobs at some of Texas' largest media outlets -- KVUE-TV in Austin, the Houston Chronicle and The Dallas Morning News, respectively.

But in August, they quit their jobs for new opportunities at the Texas Tribune, a nonprofit news site that is set to launch Nov. 3 and has raised enough money to sustain itself for about three years.

Why would journalists leave a full-time job at an established news organization to work for a start-up? For Hu, Stiles and Ramshaw, a better question is, "Why not?" READ MORE

I think this is a great move for the journalism industry. Don't forget about the good work also being done at texaswatchdog.org.

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