New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver talks to reporters in a hallway at the capitol in Albany in March. The ranks of statehouse reporters have been thinning in recent years.
July 10, 2014 A Pew report found that the number of full-time newspaper reporters covering state politics fell dramatically in the past decade, raising questions about their ability to closely monitor politicians.
Texas reporters surround state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, on Monday.
Todd Wiseman/Courtesy of Todd Wiseman
July 5, 2013 As American media struggles, the Texas press ecosystem finds some energy thanks to new digital players and a turnaround in the economy.
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