Burnt Orange Report, or BOR for short, is the leading source for progressive coverage of political news and issues that matter in Texas.
Founded in 2003, BOR is is Texas’s largest political blog and the most widely read state-level progressive blog in the country. Our readership includes legislators, opinion leaders, members of the media, and national political influencers — but our core audience is the progressive, Democratic base in Texas.
Currently, our staff includes policy experts, campaign veterans, strategic communicators, and a whole bunch of UT alums. Meet our staff writers here.
As of September 2014, Burnt Orange Report has had 9.4 million visits and 15.1 million page views.
Burnt Orange Report’s History:
BOR began on April 24, 2003 as a LiveJournal site written by University of Texas students Byron LaMasters and Jim Dallas. The site focused on happenings at the Capitol and around Austin. Over the past 11 years, BOR has evolved to become one of the leading state blogs in the progressive Netroots, and has featured the writing of dozens of staff bloggers. BOR’s writing team has matured from a group of independent and outspoken Longhorns into a group of legislative staffers, activists, organizers, attorneys, and thought leaders on politics in Texas.
Burnt Orange Report’s Redesign:
In September 2014 Burnt Orange Report launched a redeveloped website that was over a year in the making. The site was conceptualized and built by well + done DESIGN, a leading digital firm here in Austin, Texas. BOR now offers responsive design, improved aesthetics, and increased navigational and social sharing features.