Austin American-Statesman

Austin American-Statesman

Infobox Newspaper
name =

caption = The January 27, 2008 front page of
"The Austin American Statesman"
type = Daily newspaper
type = Daily newspaper
format = Broadsheet
foundation = 1871
(as the "Democratic Statesman")
owners = Cox Enterprises
headquarters = 305 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704
editor = Fred Zipp
publisher = Michael Vivio
circulation = 173,527 daily
215,984 Sunday [cite web | title=2007 Top 100 Daily Newspapers in the U.S. by Circulation |publisher=Burrelles"Luce" |url= |format=PDF |accessdate=2007-05-30 |date=2007-03-31]
ISSN = 1553-8451
website = []
The "Austin American-Statesman" is the major daily newspaper for Austin, the capital city of Texas. It is an award-winning publication owned by Cox Enterprises. The "Statesman" places focus on issues affecting Austin and the Central Texas region.

"The Statesman"'s editorials show it to be an amalgam of liberal philosophy combined with strong pro-business sentiment.Fact|date=September 2008 In this, it reflects the Texas heritage of focusing on business and Austin's history of being youthful and liberal. However, it did endorse George W. Bush in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, and Republican governor Rick Perry along with every other Republican incumbent in 2006. The "Statesman" also tends to provide fair coverage of Libertarian Party and Green Party matters.

The "Austin American-Statesman" competes with the "Austin Chronicle", an alternative weekly. The paper tends to print "Associated Press", "New York Times", "The Washington Post" 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. It extensively covers the music scene, especially the annual South by Southwest Music Festival. The newspaper co-sponsors various events around Austin such as the Capital 10K foot race and the Season for Caring charity campaign.

The "Statesman's" news website is [ ""] and its entertainment site is [ ""] . Both sites are known for embracing citizen journalism because they are among the few newspaper Internet sites to host reader blogs.


Though Austin is the 16th largest city (and the 37th largest metropolitan area) in the U.S., the "American-Statesman" does not rank in the top 25 U.S. newspapers according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. [ [ Post Beats News ] ] Figures from carborough Research show the "Statesman" — in print and online — reaches 68% of Central Texans in an average week. [ [ Scarborough Newspaper Audience Ratings Report] ]

Coincident with the fact that Austin is also one of America's most Internet-connected cities, the "Statesman's" daily circulation trend ranks among those cities whose major newspaper is seeing drops of 5% or more. [ [] As compared to a U.S. national decline of 2.1%, the "Statesman's" daily circulation in the most recent six-month reporting period fell 5.6% to 173,527. Its Sunday circulation fell 5.5% to 215,984.

Newsroom management

Editor: Fred Zipp

Managing editor: Debbie Hiott

Assistant managing editors: Drew Marcks, Sharon Roberts

Ahora Si editor: Josefina Villicana-Casati editor: Gary Dinges

Business editor: Kathy Warbelow

Editorial page editor: Arnold Garcia

Features editor: Kathy Blackwell

Graphics director: G.W. Babb

Internet editor: Robert Quigley

Internet managing editor: Zach Ryall

Metro editor: Gary Susswein

Sports editor: John Bridges

State editor: Debra Davis editor: Kristi Kingston

Systems editor: Doug Miller


External links

* [ ""]
* [ ""]
*Handbook of Texas|id=AA/eea11|name="Austin American-Statesman"

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