WHAT WE ARE ABOUT:
Core coverage. Texas and federal politics; local and national markets; multiculture and society; media analysis
Viewpoint diversity. A more complete portrait of reality is captured when ideas are tested and facts are supplemented by feedback from a range of voices.
Localness. We believe journalists as influencers of public perception have a responsibility to be present and engage with people in-person. We look forward to connecting with our local community especially through future happenings.
Multiculture. The United States (a literal union of states) is not just one place, it's many places! People of many subcultures are often lumped together or rarely included in what is popularly designated as American culture by national media. We'll aim to depict the American multiculture accurately.
Progress. For an industry that strives to advance progress, news media often neglect or deny progress. We'll better inform our readers when we blow reality into, not out of, proportion.
Influence. The editorial modus operandi in journalism is a critical interpretation of power that divides us into groups of good people and bad people frequently across class, race and status lines. Instead, we refer to a five-part Influence model to understanding power that helps us confront the nuances, paradoxes and tradeoffs of the world while remaining skeptical of concentrated power.