SPJ names recipients of its annual Sunshine Awards

The following excerpt was sent out from spj.org: The Society of Professional Journalists has named five journalists and reporting teams as winners of its annual Sunshine Award. This year’s winners are: — Brett Murphy of ProPublica for his investigation into 911 call analysis — Lexi Churchill, Vianna Davila, Megan Rose and Ren Larson of ProPublica […]

Texas Tribune lays off staff for first time in its history

Nonprofit news outlet The Texas Tribune has axed staff members for the first time in its history. The 11 cuts will encompass the newsroom, engineering, design and operations department, and includes two staffers who have been with the Tribune since it launched in 2009. The entire copy desk was also eliminated. The move comes as […]

Texas Tribune welcomes three new fellows

The following excerpt was sent out from The Texas Tribune: The Texas Tribune is proud to welcome three fellows to our staff. Eli Hartman joins us as a staff photographer next month and will work with us through May 2024 through a Poynter-Koch Fellow in Media and Journalism. A native of Midland, Eli began his photography career […]

Puck News names Livingston congressional contributor

Abby Livingston has joined Puck News as a congressional contributor. Previously, she served as Washington bureau chief at The Texas Tribune, which she left in August 2022. There, Livingston won the 2017 National Press Club Award for Washington regional reporting and the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2018 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Washington correspondence. She […]

Adams swaps NPR for Texas Tribune

Matt Adams will join the Texas Tribune as director of audience engagement. Currently, he is an acting supervisor for audience engagement at NPR. Adams joined NPR in January 2020 as an audience strategist. Before NPR, he served at National Geographic as assistant photo editor, associate photo editor and senior producer. Adams has a B.A. from […]

Shah reflects on first month as Texas Tribune CEO

Sonal Shah, who was named chief executive offer of The Texas Tribune in January 2023, recently reflected on what it’s been like since she took the reins of the Tribune. An excerpt from the announcement at Tribune’s website reads: One month ago, I took the reins as CEO of The Texas Tribune, beginning what I […]

Texas Tribune hires Asgarian as a law and courts reporter

The Texas Tribune has tapped Roxanna Asgarian to serve as a law and courts reporter to track “how the legal system shapes the lives of Texans and the politics of this state.” Recently, Asgarian was a freelance investigative journalist, based in Houston, who covered the child welfare and criminal justice systems. She was an associate […]

Texas Tribune names Martinez its environment reporter

The Texas Tribune has hired Alejandra Martinez as an environment reporter. As the announcement reads: “A native of the Aldine area of Harris County, Alejandra attended the University of Texas at Austin. She’ll be based in Dallas, reporting to Dave Harmon, editor for environment, energy and immigration, and partnering with Erin Douglas, who is focusing on […]

Houston Chronicle biz reporter Downen to join Texas Tribune

Robert Downen will join the Texas Tribune as a democracy reporter. Downen will be based in Austin. Recently, he was at the Houston Chronicle, where he covered nonprofits and other business news. Previously, he was a business reporter at the Albany Times Union and was managing editor of Times News Group in Illinois. He was […]

Serrano joins Texas Tribune as a general assignment reporter

The Texas Tribune has hired Alejandro Serrano as a general assignment reporter on the breaking news team. Serrano starts on September 26. He served as an education reporter at the Houston Chronicle and worked on its metro desk, where he contributed to pandemic coverage. He was a breaking news reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle […]