Texas Tribune Founder John Thornton Says Journalism is “A Public Good”

Venture capitalist John Thornton, chairman and founder of the Texas Tribune, gave the keynote address Friday at the Fort Worth SPJ‘s First Amendment Awards and Scholarship Dinner in Arlington. He told the audience that he founded the nonprofit news startup because he considers Journalism (yes, capital-J journalism) to be a public good, much like national defense or clean air and water.

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