We're still trying to figure out the details, but if one of Houston's more notable (former) writers is to be believed, the Houston Chronicle is shuffling back from its unencumbered foray into the digital age. Richard Justice, who worked for 11 years as the Chronicle's pre-eminent sports columnist be ... More >>
Tomorrow, we will know who will be playing the fifth annual Free Press Summer Fest June 1 and 2 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. We know this because Monday, our rivals over at the Houston Chronicle revealed that they will have an exclusive announcement of the FPSF lineup sometime Thursday, thanks to what w ... More >>
It's homestretch time for Houston Chronicle President John O'Loughlin and Publisher Tom Stephenson , who we've written about before for their determination to be one of the Top 50 Places to Work in Houston while at the same time, doing away with regular raises for Chron employees. In the latest mi ... More >>
Fast and not-so-juicyDemand Media is a company that churns out reams of copy for which freelancers get paid very little; content is geared toward generating search-engine hits. Reporters sometimes call what it does "McContent" because it's high-volume, quickly done work by low-paid employees.And ... More >>
(Note: For a while, this item was posted with the wrong byline -- it's by Steve Olafson, not Richard Connelly, and always has been. Thanks, and sorry.)The layoffs at the Houston Chronicle cut much deeper into the editorial side of the newspaper than the announced company-wide 12 percent reduction ... More >>
Photo by laffy4kIt's been an excruciating five-week wait for employees of Houston's only daily newspaper who are scheduled to learn today and tomorrow if they still have jobs. As one nervous reporter described it on Twitter a few days ago, "Out working on plans B-through-F. Anything to take mind ... More >>
Photo by Lorena CupcakeIt's official: Hearst, the company that owns the Houston Chronicle and several other large papers (as well as TV stations and magazines), has killed off the print edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.Ominous times.The rumor mill is working overtime here in Houston; many e ... More >>
Photo by shashiBellamkondaHere's some shocking news, if you're a journalist -- the Hearst Corporation, owners of the Houston Chronicle, are threatening to shut down the San Francisco Chronicle.Sure, it sounds like posing in relation to upcoming union negotiations, but who knows these days? The priva ... More >>
She was always more than what she seemed
The Chron's Marshall is out there reporting, dammit
Plus: Porn Priorities?, House Woes, Sit on It
It's hit-and-miss out there during sweeps month
The Chron's owners hire (gasp!) an outsider to run things
Why is the Chronicle so sour on hiring a full-time restaurant reviewer?
The Chronicle's publisher gives a pep talk, and looks to expand
A judge finds that the Chron's all wet about insurance coverage
Hearst looks to Houston for strikebreakers
The Hearst Corporation
Warner gets associate judgeship; Garcia resigns
Shopping for Dummies
Take an ex-con with a smooth line of patter, a group of mystery investors and some gullible journalists. What have you got? Houston's first on-line daily newspaper. At least for a few weeks.
Guys and Dolls gets a respectful revival, while Our Town is sent to its grave
Singleton signed the Post's death warrant long before it expired
Notes and anecdotes from a one-daily newspaper town
Though not unexpected, the death of the Houston Post was still a surprise. Even more surprising was how little truth got out about how and why the paper perished.
Chronicle management asked its staff to critique the paper for "diversity." It got a whole lot more than that.