In an emailed message to the staff at the Houston Chronicle, and also announced online, Editor Jeff Cohen has announced he is stepping down as editor. Cohen wrote that after 10 years at the head of the daily, he will become Executive Vice President and> Executive Editor, in charge of the publicati ... More >>
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Houston asks: What are these odd things?The newest edition of an annual ranking of the nation's most well-read city has found (once again) Houston is not really big on the whole reading thing. Of the 75 cities ranked, we come in 60th and we're fading: in 2005 we were 53rd. Central Connectic ... More >>
Different kinds of heartbreakWe've identified the absolute, unarguable Top 10 Sports Moments (and five worst) in Houston history. Everyone has at least some personal stories connected to events on the list. I have four.1. UH-LouisvilleI was the quintessential cub reporter, having lucked into a j ... More >>
What's next? Holographic newspapers?
The Black-and-White Blues
(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 >>
It'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 off impending Tue ... More >>
The rumor mill has it that AOL Sports is about to start hiring beat reporters to cover the various sports in the professional leagues. This is supposed to be like what Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline have done - those of you who have read those sites know how those work. It's just like with the newspap ... More >>
Hearst is the privately owned company that owns a ton of magazines, TV stations and newspapers, including our very own Houston Chronicle.The longtime head of Hearst's newspaper division recently retired; the guy who replaced him has sent out a long memo to employees full of doom and gloom and re-inv ... More >>
Last week we told you how Michael Lacey, the executive editor of Village Voice Media, our parent company, was tossed in jail along with Jim Larkin, the chairman and chief executive officer. The case against them has been dropped. Completely. You can get the nitty-gritty here. In a show of solidar ... More >>
We learn some not-so-shocking news today from liberal think tank Media Matters for America that conservative syndicated columnists dominate their progressive counterparts in Texas daily newspapers. The findings of the report, titled “Black and White and Re(a)d All Over: The Conservative Advantag ... More >>
Gary Webb's reporting on CIA ties to cocaine destroyed his life, too
Press staffer wins first place in regional contest
A decade and a half of devilish deeds and die-hard journalism
News wars return as two Spanish papers go mano a mano
Former Post editor Garcia lands in Illinois
The Chron cooks the books for a circulation boast
Economic woes hit the Chronicle, and job cuts are coming
Houston Press staffers get honors
The Chronicle's publisher gives a pep talk, and looks to expand
Hearst looks to Houston for strikebreakers
Warner gets associate judgeship; Garcia resigns
Unhappy Talk TV. At KHOU, the hit tune is "Take This Job and Shove It!"
And other signs that Texas Monthly's brain trust doesn't have a neuron left
During the Branch Davidian siege, a Waco TV reporter risked his life to help federal agents -- then was falsely accused of setting them up. Before the compound burned, his career was in ashes.
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.
Carlton Thompson has a sportswriter's dream job. But he keeps getting asked for some I.D.
Pat Robertson gets rebuffed by the Post ... or did he?
Chronicle management asked its staff to critique the paper for "diversity." It got a whole lot more than that.