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Encyclopedia > Austin American Statesman
Austin American-Statesman logo
A front cover of Austin American-Statesman issue from 2006.
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet

Owner Cox Enterprises
Founded
Headquarters Austin, Texas, USA

Website: www.statesman.com

The Austin American-Statesman is the major daily newspaper for Austin, the capital city of Texas. It is an award-winning publication edited by Rich Oppel, who led his previous newspaper, the Charlotte Observer to multiple Pulitzers. The Statesman places focus on issues affecting Austin and the central Texas region. Image File history File links Austin_American-Statesman_logo. ... Image File history File links Austin_American-Statesman_2006_front_cover. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... Cox Enterprises is the successor to the publishing company founded at Dayton, Ohio, by James Middleton Cox, who began with the Dayton Daily News. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Government County Travis County Mayor Will Wynn Geographical characteristics Area 669. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Government County Travis County Mayor Will Wynn Geographical characteristics Area 669. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Charlotte Observer, serving Charlotte, North Carolina, is the oldest daily newspaper in the United States (other newspapers, such as The New York Times began circulation before The Observer but were not daily). ... The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ... Central Texas (a part of which is Texas Hill Country), is a region in the U.S. state of Texas. ...


The newspaper, owned by Cox Enterprises, claims a circulation of 185,000 daily and 235,000 Sunday. Cox Enterprises is the successor to the publishing company founded at Dayton, Ohio, by James Middleton Cox, who began with the Dayton Daily News. ...


The Statesman has at various times been accused of being "liberal" (existing as it does in the liberal city of Austin), but its editorials actually show it to be an amalgam of liberal philosophy combined with strong pro-business sentiment. In this, it reflects the Texas heritage of focusing on business, a history of being Democratic (despite the state's current Republican control and growing Austin suburban conservatism) and the local strong high technology presence. The newspaper does not typically endorse libertarian or conservative political candidates; however, it did endorse George W. Bush in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. The Statesman also tends to provide fair coverage of Libertarian Party and Green Party matters. The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political parties in the United States two-party system, along with the Democratic Party. ... The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded in 1971. ... In United States politics, the Green Party has been active as a third party since the 1980s. ...


The Austin-American Statesman competes with the Austin Chronicle, an alternative weekly. The paper tends to print Associated Press, New York Times and Los Angeles Times international and national news, but has strong central Texas coverage, especially in political reporting. The Statesman benefits from the culture and writing heritage of Austin, and sometimes features internationally known writers such as Molly Ivins, Kinky Friedman and others. It extensively covers the music scene, especially the annual South by Southwest Festival. The newspaper co-sponsors various charity events around Austin such as the Austin Marathon. The Austin Chronicle is an alternative weekly newspaper published every Thursday in Austin, Texas, United States. ... Recent cover of Portland, Oregons Willamette Week An alternative weekly is a type of weekly newspaper that eschews comprehensive coverage of general news in favor of opinionated reviews and columns, investigations into edgy topics and magazine-style feature stories highlighting local people and culture. ... Associated Press logo Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The New York Times is a newspaper published in New York City by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ... The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the western United States. ... Molly Ivins (born August 30, 1944, as Mary Tyler Ivins) is a newspaper columnist from Austin, Texas. ... Kinky Friedman Richard S. Kinky Friedman, (born October 31, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, and novelist, who is currently an independent candidate for the office of Governor of Texas. ... The music of Austin centers around Red River and 6th Street, where bars and clubs of every kind can be found. ... South by Southwest (SXSW, Inc. ... The Austin Marathon is an annual marathon held in Austin, Texas. ...


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