Victoria Advocate

Local government reporting in Victoria, Texas

Location: Victoria, Texas

About the News Organization: Established in 1846 – the same year the Republic of Texas joined the Union – the Victoria Advocate has a rich tradition of local ownership and stewardship of its community. It was named the Newspaper of the Year in 2014 by the Local Media Association.

About the position: The Report for America corps member covers local government in Victoria and assists the Advocate’s coverage of how Hurricane Harvey exposed and intensified the gap between the Texas Gulf Coast’s richest and poorest residents.