Be a Texas Tribune OpenNews Fellow1 ♥
Why should you join us? The Texas Tribune is right smack in the middle of some of the most exciting news, digital storytelling trends and innovative journalism practices in the country.
Also, we have breakfast tacos.
Developing at the Texas Tribune
The Texas Tribune was founded almost four years ago amid a lot of speculation on whether the non-profit model was a good fit for politics and policy journalism. We bet on the fact that Texans were looking for a non-partisan, authoritative source of news and information — and we were right. Embracing news apps and relying on data as a storytelling tool from the start have been major contributors to the Trib’s success.
2014 is a big election year for Texas: Six of eight statewide elective offices — all currently held by Republicans — have no incumbent. Democrats in this red state are still seeking a toehold. With longtime Gov. Rick Perry’s decision not to run for reelection, the political chessboard is more exciting than ever.
Our News Apps team — and our fellow — will be in the middle of the biggest Texas story of the year, making election results available throughout the state via our interactive election coverage. Think brackets, scoreboards, campaign finance, and whatever else we can come up with.
Data has been in the Trib’s DNA since day one — and we’ll be reinforcing that in 2014. Apply today to join us for one hell of a ride.
Did I mention we have the world’s best brisket?