Emily Ramshaw is editor of The Texas Tribune (www.texastribune.org), an Austin-based non-profit news organization that promotes civic engagement and discourse on public policy, politics and government. The Tribune’s vision is to serve the journalism community as a source of news, data, events, and innovation, and to build the next great public media brand in the United States. Before helping to found the Tribune, Ramshaw spent six years at The Dallas Morning News, where she broke national stories about sexual abuse inside Texas’ youth lock-ups, reported from inside a West Texas polygamist compound and uncovered a “fight club” at a state institution for the disabled. She also investigated biological weapons safety breaches at Texas university labs and a series of deadly transplants where patients received rabies-tainted organs. The Texas APME named Ramshaw its 2008 Star Reporter of the Year.
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