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The Texas Tribune case study: “Community engagement” as journalism strategy

Texas Insider :: It’s a Wednesday night party at Malverde bar in avant-garde Austin, Texas – America’s #1 “Big Boom Town” according to Forbes Magazine this year.  The place is reserved tonight for Austin elite, a happy hour to toast this online news site that is viewed as a possible prototype for nonprofit journalism. Smith and The Tribune reporters mingle with the crowd of lobbyists, Capitol staffers, media types, and philanthropists working on margaritas as Occupy Austin continues just across the street.

After two years, the model is still a test case – one that paradoxically seems to be on a fast track inside a vanishing institution.

Via Marie K. Shanahan

Continue to read Josie Duckett, www.texasinsider.org

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