(Bradley Wilson)

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.

Thanks to each of you for supporting us. If you like what we're doing, you can help us by forwarding articles to your friends, posting on social media and signing up for our daily AM newsletter.

We're a new voice in Austin's media landscape.

We're 100% local. We cover Austin news and feature Austin brands.

We're here to help you find what you need to know and get on with your day.

We work hard to put our readers first. That means no paywalls, clickbait ads, or other annoyances.

We tell stories that are relevant to you. News, trends, media, topics, people.

We cover the changes that are reshaping our city.

Austonia is a for-profit "public benefit corporation" — we're structured like a traditional company, but with a mission, like a nonprofit. We're committed to building community here in Austin through digital media.

All of our journalists have experience covering Austin. Our team includes:

Emma Freer, reporter

Karen Brooks Harper, contributing editor

Sonia Garcia, audience development producer

John Sullivan, operations manager

Rich Oppel, editorial advisor

Mark Dewey, publisher

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