KUT News and "In Fact Daily" collaborate to report on city hall
AUSTIN, Texas — Nov. 5, 2013 —In Fact Daily, Austin's daily electronic newswire covering city hall and local politics, and KUT News are collaborating on coverage in an effort to help Central Texans engage in civic life.
KUT News will interview In Fact Daily reporters on breaking news from City Hall and collaborate on specific stories or series. Stories can be heard on 90.5 during local news breaks in "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered," and read online at www.kut.org.
"It's an honor to work with these folks,” said In Fact Daily publisher Mike Kanin. "This collaboration will add to the quality journalism that comes from both outlets, and — speaking for IFD — the service portion of our mission.”
KUT News and In Fact Daily have collaborated on city stories in the past. KUT News has similar collaborations with the Austin American-Statesman and the Texas Tribune.
About In Fact Daily
In Fact Daily is an online-only subscription news service. Its reporters cover issues and politics in the Austin region. The Capital of Texas Media Foundation bought the publication on Oct. 4, 2013, and is in the process of turning it into a 501(c)3 organization.
About KUT News
A founding member of NPR, KUT 90.5 established a news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 100 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence. KUT News uses the highest editorial standards to shed light on Austin’s civic challenges and opportunities and connect citizens to information they need to experience Austin, Texas. The station relies on the community for 92 percent of its operating budget with 100 percent of those contributions going directly to programming and broadcasting expenses.
Contacts: Michael Kanin, In Fact Daily, (512) 666-8271; or Erin Geisler (512) 475-8071, KUT Public Media