Not only one Austin Newspaper but almost all the newspapers of Austin provide complete details and knowledge on all the issues and news related to Austin, Texas andthe surrounding areas. Some of these newspapers have been very rich and developed since the time of their beginning while some of them have developed with time. The news content, the features, the events and of course the news covered by these newspapers is really remarkable.
With time, these Austin Texas newspapers and the Austin American newspapers have become such an important source of information and knowledge that they are now seen as an indispensable part of Austin eduation. With the advancement in technology and various streams, the newspapers have also been affected and they have shown a rapid growth in their development and progress. It is the result of their progress oly that some of the famous Austin American newspapers are also running their websites. Such websites of the newspaper are really very helpful for the common readers as they provide the online information on various local, national and international issues and news. Austin Chronicle has a great significance in the entire Austin. It is an alternative weekly newspaper. The newspaper is published every Thursday. By merely looking at the paper one can easily say that the newspaper has got more of tabloid style. Most of it’s news, articles and every kind of content is published in a comparatively compact form. Just as the tabloids’ pages are nearly half of the size of the standard newspaper, like wise the pages of this newspaper are smaller in size but still the content is very interesting to read.
The newspaper is distributed in a very casual manner from the general places like the free news-stands, the coffee houses or the various eateries. Looking back to the history and background of this Austin Newspaper i.e AustinChronicle, we find that this newspaper was started in 1981. In fact, the newspaper was a joint effort of Nick Barbaro and Louis Black. Nick is the publisher and Louis Black is the editor. Most of the people who initially worked with this paper, mostly met through the program of graduate film studies, at UT Austin. One will be surprised to know that Mr. Barbaro and Mr. Black have also worked as a co-founders of the South by Southwest Festival. The Festival runs as a separate company. The newspapers has got various articles and a lot of features including those on drinks and food, theater and upcoming movies, music and art as well as various occassions and festivals. Some of the features are published here in this newspaper on an annual basis. Such annual features include the Best of Austin awards, the special April Fool edition, interesting cut-out masks for the occassion of Halloween and also an annual short story contest.
Another popular Austin Newspaper is the Austin American Statesman which is commonly known as the Statesman newspaper. It is a popular and major daily newspaper of Austin city. It is full of information and knowledge. This newspaper is owned by the Cox Enterprises. The newspaper mainly focuses on the news and issues related to Austin and the Central Texas region. This famous newspaper also provides the special coverage on the Libertarian Party and the Green Party matters. In 2000, the newspaper endorsed George W. Bush. It also covered the 2004 presidential eletions. In 2006, it covered the Republican governor Rick Perry and also every other Republican incumbent in 2006. Barack Obama was also endorsed by the newspaper in the 2008 presidential election. The major competetor of this newspaper is the Austin Chronicle. The Statesman also tends to print the Associated Press, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and the Newyork Times. Though it covers the national andinternational news but still it provides the strong, knowledgeable coverage on Austin and Central Texas. The political coverage of the newspaper is very strong. The cultural and the writing heritage of Austin reflects in this newspaper. In a very well informed manner, the newspaper also covers the events related to Austin Music, specially the South by Southwest Music Festival. This newspaper also covers the various events that take place aroundAustin like Capital 10K foot race and the Season for Caring charity campaign. This Austin American newspaper also runs it’s website and the other entertainment site called the Austin 360. St. Petersburg Times and PolitiFact Texas are the partners of the Statesman.
Another popular Austin Newspaper is the Dallas Morning News. It began it’s publishing from the year 1885 during the month of October. The newspaper is published by one of the oldest business institution in Texas which is known as the A.H. Belo corporation. The Corporation has got a chronicled Texas history for more than one hundred sixty years. This newspaper Dallas Morning News has its origins to The Daily News in Galveston. This Galveston news was started on April 11, 1842. It had begun in a one-room unpainted shack. This was three years back, before the Republic of Texas was admitted to the Union. At that time G. H. French and Samuel Bangs from Boston began publishing a newspaper. This newspaper was a four-page newspaper with the size of 8.5 by 12 inches. After, around two years, Willard Richardson was appointed as editor. During the year 1845, William Richardson bought controlling interest in the newspaper. After the civil war, Richardson had become successful inmaking the Galveston Daily News into the biggest, richest and the most effective newspaper in Texas. During October, 1874, Mr. George Bannerman Dealey joined this newspaper, Galveston Daily News. He was a fifteen year old immigrant from Manchester, England. When he was twenty three year old, he was sent to North Texas by Colonel Belo. His task of going their was to determine the best site for a satellite edition of the newspaper Galveston to serve the rapidly developing region. At that time Dealey recommended the place Dallas. In 1885, he was sent as general manager to look after the establishment of The Dallas Morning News. Sometimes this newspaper also provides articles related to Austin fitness.
The two newspapers hold a special place in journalism because they were the first two newspapers in the country to publish their simultaneous editions as sister newspapers. At that time, these two newspapers were linked for across 315 miles by the telegraph. They had a successful and dedicated network of many talented correspondents across the whole state. This Austin Newspaper called The Dallas Morning News started with a circulation of five thousand. Within only one year the special lease trains were carrying this newspapers’ copies to other North Texas cities. Dallas Morning News building, which opened in 1949 on Young Street in downtown Dallas. Later in the year 1949, the Dallas Morning News building was opened on the Young Street in downtown Dallas. Every Austin Amerian newspaper has got it’s own unique identity and features.