Express News lays off reporters, editors, photographers

14 journalists laid off Thursday

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio's only major daily newspaper laid off more than a dozen employees Thursday.

The layoffs affected writers, editors and photographers, according to the newspaper's website.

The layoffs were due to "economic factors."

The Express News is owned by Hearst Corp.

According to an article on the paper's website, there will be more collaboration and pooling resources between Hearst's newspapers across Texas.

The Express News is currently without an editor-in-chief. The former editor-in-chief, Mike Leary, retired earlier this month.

The article says the managing editor left this week for a job with The New York Times. The newsroom is currently being led by the managing editor of the Houston Chronicle.

News of the layoffs has many people, including some of those who were laid off, sounding off on Twitter:

 

 

 

 

 

The managing editor of the Houston Chronicle responded to criticism about the layoffs on his Twitter page.


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Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 20 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.