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Cultivating Credibility: Lessons from Journalism

Ten years ago, as the number of statehouse reporters was dwindling and newspapers were folding, Evan Smith bucked the trend. The co-founder of the Texas Tribune, a successful nonprofit online news organization dedicated to covering politics, policy, government and statewide issues, Smith says nonprofits like his are “coming to your state” because “the economics of the news business does not allow the coverage needed in a profit-making model.”

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