Mark Dewey is a news/technology junkie and austonia.com's publisher. He started his career covering murders, fires, and wrecks for a tv station in the Mississippi Delta, writing national news in CNN's Washington bureau and working behind the scenes at NBC Sports. He spent the 90s at AOL, creating and managing big content sites. Mark moved to Austin in 2005, working in public media and teaching journalism at the Univ. of Texas at Austin. Austonia was born from all of those experiences, plus months of interviews with people who've tried/failed/succeeded/helped/hindered or thought deeply about local digital media.
I'm very proud and pleased to tell you that the Austonia team has been selected as a finalist for a nationwide award—Best Emerging (New) Publisher, from the Local Independent Online News Publishers association, the industry group for local digital news sites like ours.
View the 2020 LION awards finalists here.
Recognition like this from our peer group motivates us to work even harder on our mission of connecting you to our ever-changing city.
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