Andrea Grimes

Andrea Grimes
Andrea Grimes writes the monthly State of the Media column for the Observer. She is the former editor of Eater Austin and a senior political reporter for RH Reality Check.

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State of the Media: Small-Town News

by Andrea Grimes | Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 12:00 CST
Criminal Justice

State of the Media: The Scene of the Crimes

In collaboration with a walking tour app that uses GPS technology, the producers of Radiolab have created a self-guided walking tour that takes listeners back to 18th-century Austin while telling the story of what many historians have called America’s—and maybe the world’s—first serial killer. Read More

Brandon Brooks captured the very moment when McKinney officer Eric Casebolt — who resigned with pay, pension and benefits following the incident — pinned 19-year-old Tatyana Rhodes to the ground outside a pool party in June.

State of the Media: #NoFilter in McKinney

Without affordable smartphone technology and a growing sense that police and mainstream media are not capturing all sides of the story when they cover racist violence—especially racist police violence—stories like what happened at the McKinney pool party might not have been exposed. Read More

Peter Klein #JeSuisCharlie Charlie Hebdo
Blogs, Columns, State of the Media

Being Charlie Hebdo

We cannot simply stop at support for free speech when we talk about the murders at Charlie Hebdo; we must go further and ask: What do we do next? Read More

Hunter-chef Jesse Griffiths

The Changing Culture of Killing for Food

A new generation of hunters is taking locally sourced eating to the next level.

Author and chef Jesse Griffiths is taking locally sourced eating to the next level by making hunting accessible to a younger generation. Read More

Ebola tweet
Blogs, Columns, State of the Media

The Curious Case of the Ebola Troll

With all the Ebola fear-mongering in the media, how can we justify locking up a kid who used a computer to create a mirror that reflects our terrified faces back at us? Read More