The Austin American-Statesman launches new streaming radio station, Austin360 Radio 4/9/19

The Austin American-Statesman has launched its new streaming radio station, Austin360 Radio, available at Well-known Austin radio personality JB Hager will headline the new station with his daily show, Monday-Friday, 3-7 p.m.


Statesman Media: Music to the bottom line 2/26/19

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Statesman Media (Studio Sessions) was a finalist for the Mega-Innovation Award presented Tuesday afternoon at the Key Executives Mega-Conference.

Top honors went to GateHouse LIVE. The Buffalo News also was a finalist.

Austin, Texas, calls itself the "Live Music Capital of the World," and Statesman Media capitalizes on music to make money with Austin360 Studio Sessions.

Studio Sessions is a live-stream half-hour music show produced in the Statesman Media studio used by both the American-Statesman newsroom and the company's advertising and production agency. It mainly showcases local music but also features up-and-coming regional bands, bands passing through town and the occasional national act.


American-Statesman picks new newsroom leaders 2/12/19

American-Statesman Publisher Patrick Dorsey has announced two leadership changes for the Statesman newsroom.

John Bridges, a 30-year veteran of the Statesman newsroom, was promoted from managing editor to executive editor, and Bill Church, the senior vice president for news for Statesman owner GateHouse Media, added Statesman editor-in-chief to his corporate responsibilities.


Patrick Dorsey named next Statesman publisher 9/4/18

SNPA President Patrick Dorsey, regional vice president of GateHouse Media's Coastal Publishing Group, was named publisher of the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman today.


Publisher, editor announce departures from Statesman 8/31/18

Publisher Susie Biehle and Editor Debbie Hiott have announced that they are leaving the American-Statesman in Austin, Texas.


Statesman to end Ahora Sí, offer voluntary severance to all employees 8/14/18

Ahora Sí, the American-Statesman's weekly Spanish-language newspaper, will cease publication Oct. 11.

The announcement came at the same time the Statesman announced all its 200-plus employees would be eligible to take a voluntary severance package.

Staffers who take the voluntary severance package would depart the newspaper next month, the company said.


New Media Investment Group to acquire Austin American-Statesman 3/6/18

New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of publications, announced today that it has agreed to acquire the Austin American-Statesman and its niche publications and companion websites from Cox Media Group, LLC for $47.5 million.


Cox Media Group announces plans to sell newspapers in Austin and Palm Beach 10/31/17

Cox Media Group has announced its plans to sell its Austin American-Statesman and related Texas community newspapers and the Palm Beach newspapers, including The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News.


Austin360 Studio Sessions - live concert series! 4/18/17

In the summer of 2016, Austin360 (the entertainment brand of Statesman Media, Austin, Texas) launched a live video concert series – STUDIO SESSIONS. The goal was to combine the skills of the company's video staff (editorial and commercial working together), put its renovated in-house video studio to use, bring audiences together around music (Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, after all) and sell sponsorships.


Who won? The personalization email newsletter study results are in 3/21/17

By Tracy Clark, founder of the technology platform Reportory and a 2015-2016 RJI Fellow

Over the past year, an RJI fellow partnered with the Austin American-Statesman to compare e-newsletter content chosen by the readers to e-newsletter content selected by an editor. See what the paper learned. Does increased personalization of news content result in more satisfied customers?

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