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Hello 👋

I’m Jacob Sanchez, and I’ve loved being a reporter since I was a freshman in high school, growing up in Fort Stockton in West Texas. 

My favorite stories are those that get under the surface. Stories like my report on a low-performing school that went beyond the perceptions to explore the ways it actually served its community well. 

Jacob Sanchez
Jacob Sanchez

I joined Fort Worth Report because there’s always “more to the story,” and I think a nonprofit newsroom like ours is the best place to do the kind of work that delivers it. 

As a digital-only news organization, we’ll have time to dig into stories without having to feed the daily beast of a print publication. And as a nonprofit supported by the community, we’re hyper-focused on telling the stories our residents need to understand what’s happening in their schools, their government offices and their neighborhoods. 

We launch Monday with our first stories. I’ll have profiles of two Fort Worth mayoral candidates, Ann Zadeh and Mattie Parker. I’ll also look at what the numbers really mean in those local campaign finance reports. 

I hope you’ll share my stories, along with articles by Jessica Priest and Neetish Basnet, with your friends and neighbors. (Forward this email and ask them to sign up for our newsletter, so they don’t miss anything.) 

Tell me what you’d like me to write about next. Reach me at Jacob.sanchez@fortworthreport.org with story ideas, people I should interview, or a great place to grab a cup of coffee. I look forward to meeting you soon.


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Who we’re listening to:

As we’ve prepared for Monday’s launch, our reporters and editors have been doing a lot of listening – not just to elected officials and spokespersons, but to concerned, engaged Tarrant County residents. This week, we had the first meeting of our Reader Advisory Council to find out their take on the important issues facing our community. We’ll be recruiting more members of this group in the coming months; watch this space to find out more.

What are you reading? And what would you like to read in the Fort Worth Report? Tweet at us or email us at membership@fortworthreport.org.

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