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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Keeping things in perspective 1/3/17

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

One of the benefits of the NEX GEN program for Bobby Youngs was learning more about the basics of newspaper publishing and how other newspapers operate. He said his mentor, Steve Dorsey, vice present/innovation and planning at the Austin American-Statesman, "exposed me to other aspects of the industry that I don't know if I would have gotten so quickly."

Read about his NEX GEN experience.

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Austin American-Statesman launches area’s go-to tech site: 512tech.com 3/28/16

As Austin's technology industry and community have grown, so has the Austin American-Statesman's coverage of them, leading to the development and launch of the tech-focused site, 512tech.com.

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Austin American-Statesman renovates e-mail marketing with geographic targeting 8/11/15

When the City of Austin changed the geographic boundaries of its elected officials, the Austin American-Statesman created an e-mail campaign based on those boundaries, increasing open rates by up to 10 percent. Read more from INMA.

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