(Courtesy Trinity Coffee House)

Editor’s note: Chris Cobler, the CEO and Publisher of the Fort Worth Report, writes an occasional column titled “For What It’s Worth.”


Even more than we would have been during pre-pandemic times, we’re delighted to be moving this week into our new offices.

During the runup to our April 12 debut and since then, our small staff has worked remotely. As of today, we’re happy to invite you to visit us at our new co-working space at Trinity Coffee House, 2700 Weisenberger St. in The Foundry District.

(Trinity Coffee House) Jennifer and Sam Demel are the co-owners of Trinity Coffee House.

We think it’s essential to our mission for our journalists to be closely connected to the community and to listen all of the time to you. One great way to have these conversations is over a cup of coffee.

Our aim is to bring community journalism to the big little city that is Fort Worth. We first saw an  office concept like this in Marfa, where the Big Bend Sentinel operates in a cafe and cocktail bar. The Sentinel’s operation was featured in a Feb. 20, 2020, article in the New York Times.

Our setup is a little different. Rather than owning the cafe, we’re the happy tenants of Sam and Jennifer Demel. Horned Frog fans will remember Sam from his pitching days at TCU and then in the Major Leagues.

We’re excited to collaborate with the Demels, who are offering 10 percent off all Trinity Coffee purchases to Fort Worth Report members. If you’re not a Report member already, you can become one by clicking here. If you already are a member, thank you. Your membership is how we are able to report the local journalism that matters to the community.

Report members will get an email later this week confirming membership that they may present to Trinity Coffee when checking out to get the 10 percent discount. If you have any questions on the offer, please contact Chief Development Officer Trish Rodriguez Terrell at trish.terrell@fortworthreport.org.

(Trinity Coffee House) A shared conference room is available in the co-working space at Trinity Coffee House.

We encourage you to stop by any time to see us in our nontraditional newsroom. If you want to be sure to meet with a particular staff member, please call to be sure we’ll be there.

Our general number is 817-405-9318. Our contact information is posted here.

Our entire staff has been vaccinated, and we encourage you to follow the latest Centers for Disease Control guidelines when going out. If you’re like us, you’re craving human interaction almost as much as that morning cup of coffee, but we want everyone to stay safe and healthy.

Please also keep in mind that good journalists are out talking to people all the time. That means we might not be at our offices if you stop by unannounced. You won’t be disappointed, though. I recommend the “Spring Springsteen” or the “OK, Bloomer” if you want a refreshing break to your day. 

Yes, you can figure out my music preferences and age range based on my recommendations. You also can see why the Demels, with their fondness for word play, are the perfect partners for our nonprofit and nonpartisan news organization.

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Chris Cobler

Chris Cobler is the CEO and publisher of the Fort Worth Report. He may be reached at chris.cobler@fortworthreport.org. His journalism philosophy: Our success flows from the old-fashioned values of serving...

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