Burnt Orange Report

TaglineA political news blog's move from undergraduate pursuit to progressive stalwart
Year Founded2003
Type or CoveragePolitics
Business TypeUnincorporated
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesSyndicated Content
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)1
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsContent: Google News Business: Google Ads BlogAds Common Sense Media.
Mappin LocationAustin - Texas
Principal StaffKarl-Thomas Musselman
Principal StaffKatherine Haenschen
Principal StaffPhillip Martin
DescriptionIn 2002 Republicans gained control of the Texas state legislature for the first time in over a century allowing then-congressman Tom DeLay a chance to push for an unprecedented voter redistricting that would give Texas Republicans a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. With few progressive watchdogs online in the Lone Star State undergraduate students at the University of Texas stepped up to publish Burnt Orange Report. The site tracked the redistricting controversy from day one until the 2006 Supreme Court case that found one district in violation of racial gerrymandering.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/10/burnt-orange-report.php