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The Texas Tribune

Launched in 2009, The Texas Tribune¬†describes itself as a¬†nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization¬†promoting civic engagement and discourse on public policy, politics, government, and other matters of statewide concern. The Tribune’s work has been recognized with two Edward R. Murrow Awards for best use of video by a local news operation and for best Web site, as well as through a General Excellence Award from the Online News Association. Contributions from the Tribune’s launch campaign will subsidize operations through 2012. By 2013, The Texas Tribune is forecast to break even on $3 million in revenue. It is funded through a variety of foundations, including the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as well as the support of corporate sponsors, events, and individual donations. The site was founded by John Thornton, a partner at a Texas venture capital firm.