Because we know you already have 100,000 emails in your inbox and an entire Instagram feed of puppies and cookie decorating videos to get through.
Because we know that the last really good civics lesson you had was School House Rock… and the only line you can remember is, “Yes, I’m only a bill, up on Capitol Hill.”
Because the world is on fire, and Facebook is spying on us, and everyone is prepping for nuclear war, and college debt is rising, and a virus has us all stuck at home staring at our computer screens… and nobody needs yet another media outlet depressing them!
Because what good is knowing that the climate is changing or inequality is rising if you can’t actually do anything to stop it?
Because the world really doesn’t need another talking head, does it? That’s what cable news is for. We’re not here to get in political arguments. We’re here to share the facts.
Because this is where we actually live, damn it! And this is where we can have the biggest impact.
All of our news coverage is locally focused, with an emphasis on transportation, housing, equity, climate, zero waste, and food.
On our Jobs For he Common Good page, you'll find a roundup of the newest job openings at local companies/ organizations that are actually doing good... for their customers, their employees, our community, and the planet.
On our Common Good Calendar, you'll find picks for the best social impact, eco, and civic events to attend in central Texas.
Embedded throughout our website and news coverage are plenty of action items. Just look for the symbol above and you'll find clear and impactful things you can do to make a positive difference in Austin, whether you've got a few minutes or a few hours to spare each week.
On our Instagram and Facebook pages you'll find a slew of unique, social-media only content with things like behind-the-scene tours, livestreams, takeovers, and news recaps.
Looking for a stronger sense of community? Join one of our individual membership clubs - The Common Club and the Common Good Professional Network.