Houston Landing, a new digital news platform that will provide essential and independent journalism powered by a team of veteran journalists passionate about accountability reporting and telling stories that reflect the region’s diversity, launched on June 7, 2023.
Houston Landing is one of the most well-funded projects in a burgeoning industry of nonprofit news sites nationwide.
The project was born from a two-year research effort, led by the American Journalism Project, which relied on focus groups, community listening sessions, and surveys conducted in four different languages, as well as content analyses of existing coverage to examine local information gaps and news needs.
The organization will be sustained by a combination of philanthropy, memberships, and sponsorship revenue. It will uphold the highest standards of journalism — philanthropic foundations will not have editorial control, review, oversight, or influence over the content being created or distributed.