December 18, 2014

The Washington Post | The Texas Tribune

The Washington Post and The Texas Tribune announced Thursday they will begin a partnership that includes “shared editorial content, collaboration on events and more.”

The Texas Tribune, a non-profit newsroom based in Austin, Texas, will give The Post “exclusive outside-of-Texas access” to its stories, writes Post Executive Editor Martin Baron. Tribune reporters will also contribute to a broad swath of sections on The Post’s website, including The Fix, Post Politics, GovBeat and PostTV.

Together we’ll pursue a presidential debate in Texas while also co-sponsoring events. The first event, a half-day symposium titled “Texas on the Potomac,” is scheduled for January 29 in Washington.

We and The Texas Tribune have worked together on many occasions in the past in the realm of events, videos, and print and online stories. We’re now forging a closer relationship that offers exceptional opportunities to both of us.

In return, the Tribune will get “early budget lines on Texas-specific journalism” from The Post and permission to cross-post that content, Baron writes. The Tribune’s D.C. bureau chief, Abby Livingston, will also work from The Post’s newsroom.

The parntnership will also include a Washington Post subscription for Texas Tribune members who contribute more than $250 per year or subscribe to The Tribune’s paid newsletter, writes Emily Ramshaw, editor of The Texas Tribune.

The Tribune previously had a partnership with The New York Times, but it ended in October. The partnership’s termination was “a casualty of the challenging economic times,” wrote Tribune Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith.

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Benjamin Mullin is the managing editor of He previously reported for Poynter as a staff writer, Google Journalism Fellow and Naughton Fellow, covering journalism…
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