Jack Sweeney

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Some Thoughts On The Chronicle Cuts: So Long, Suburbs

    (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 th ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    Chron Cuts: The Jeff Cohen Memo, More Names

    Here's Houston Chronicle editor Jeff Cohen's memo to the staff about Black Tuesday:TO: StaffFROM: Jeff CohenRE: Newsroom ReductionThe Chronicle employment cutback that Jack Sweeney has communicated to us began this morning ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    More Job Cuts At The Houston Chronicle

    There's no way around it: It's a sucky time to be a journalist these days. The latest evidence comes from the Houston Chronicle, which is telling its people to expect even more job cutsHere's the memo: As our newspaper continues to report the condition of the economy, we read about companies in all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    Changes At the Chron

    The Houston Chronicle, in the midst of a 5-6 percent cutback, is reshuffling its opinion section after Opinion Director James Gibbons decided to take the paper's buyout offer. Taking his place will be John Wilburn, the newspaper's managing editor. Meanwhile, the Chron's reader representative, Stev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Re: Houston Chronicle Staffers Facing Buyouts, Layoffs

    Yesterday we relayed the news that the Houston Chronicle would be getting rid of five to six percent of its current full-time staff. Romenesko has a copy of the full memo from Publisher Jack Sweeney. We've included it after the jump, but we'd like to take a quick second to say we've always thought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Houston Chronicle Staffers Facing Buyouts, Layoffs

    Back in July we wrote about how staffers at the Houston Chronicle were walking on eggshells over rumors of cuts and layoffs. Well, if the devil you know is better than the one you don't, then they could be feeling better. But not by much. The numbers are in -- publisher Jack Sweeney sent a letter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008

    Chronicle, San Antonio Paper May Share "Generic" Features

    You know what this town needs? A lot of generic feature stories in the daily newspaper. Editor & Publisher magazine is reporting that the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News, both owned by Hearst Newspapers, "are in talks to share some feature-section production and design efforts, ... More >>

  • News

    June 14, 2007
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    June 12, 2003

    A Super Super Bowl

    With the Chron's publisher managing publicity, everything's swell

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    May 30, 2002

    Image Scrimmage

    Lanier bolted the booster group after an ill friend negotiated a buyout

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    November 15, 2001

    If Six Were Nine

    The Chron cooks the books for a circulation boast

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    September 6, 2001

    Hard to Say Good-bye

    Economic woes hit the Chronicle, and job cuts are coming