Quorum Report

TaglineA pioneer in niche online coverage, reporting on Texas politics since 1998
Year Foundedpre-2000
Type or CoveragePolitics
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesSubscriptions
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersNone
CMSCold Fusion 8
Mappin LocationAustin - Texas
Principal StaffHarvey Kronberg
Principal StaffJohn Reynolds
Principal StaffKimberly Reeves
DescriptionHarvey Kronberg and his team at the Quorum Report are true Internet news frontiersmen. Kronberg who has been covering Texas politics since 1989 purchased The Quorum Report then a print-only political newsletter in 1998 and within a year had turned the Report into an all-web news operation. Although he admits that he had to be convinced to go to the web (“Back in ‘98 the only people who had Internet connections were teenagers” he says. “My clientele was going to have to borrow their AOL account from their kid.”) it’s safe to say he’s glad he didn’t go the route of a fax newsletter. Within months after launching online the site was pulling in 3000 hits a day. In 1998.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/05/quorum-report.php