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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Friday, September 28 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Unleashing the Watchdogs

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How big-city newspapers across Texas and around the country are holding people in power and institutions accountable.

Moderators
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Margaret Sullivan

Columnist for The Washington Post
Sullivan is a media columnist for The Washington Post. She previously served as public editor for The New York Times and chief editor of The Buffalo News. Sullivan has served as a member of the Pulitzer Prize board and as director of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. She... Read More →

Speakers
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Nancy Barnes

Editor of the Houston Chronicle
Barnes has served as editor and executive vice president of the Houston Chronicle since 2013. Prior to joining the Chronicle, she served as editor and senior vice president of Star Tribune Media for six years. Barnes also serves as the vice president of the American Society of News... Read More →
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Mindy Marques

Executive Editor of the Miami Herald
Marques has served as executive editor of the Miami Herald since 2010. She previously served as a metro reporter, assistant city editor and deputy metro editor for the Herald. Marques also worked as Miami bureau chief for People magazine from 2002 to 2007. She currently serves as... Read More →
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Brian McGrory

Editor-in-Chief of The Boston Globe
McGrory serves as editor-in-chief of The Boston Globe, where he has worked for 27 years. He first joined the paper as a metro columnist and has served as an associate editor, metro editor, White House reporter and national reporter. He is the author of four published novels and recipient... Read More →
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Mike Wilson

Editor of The Dallas Morning News
Wilson has served as editor of The Dallas Morning News since 2015. He previously worked for ESPN, where he served as founding managing editor of FiveThirtyEight. Wilson also worked as a writer and editor for the Miami Herald and the Tampa Bay Times, where he eventually became managing... Read More →