Houston Community Newspapers: Unknown

Posted 09.09.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Houston area
Owner: ASP Westward / 1013 Communications LLC
Effective: June 27, 2012

An unknown number of employees were laid off when ASP Westward sold the Houston Community Newspapers to 1013 Communications. The papers include: The Conroe Courier, The Woodlands Villager, Spring Observer, Cleveland Advocate, Dayton Advocate, Eastex News, Tomball Potpourri, Magnolia Potpourri, Cypress Creek Mirror, Bay Area Citizen, Deer Park Broadcaster, Friendswood Journal, Pearland Journal, Pasadena Citizen, The West University Examiner, Bellaire Examiner, River Oaks Examiner, Memorial Examiner, Sugar Land Sun, Fort Bend Sun, The Rancher, Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, Atascocita Observer, Lake Houston Observer and East Montgomery County Observer. “The acquisition provides our readers and advertisers with award-winning newspapers in some of the country’s most appealing business and residential markets,” said HCN General Manager Jason Joseph. “The leadership of 1013, Houston Community Newspapers and The Journal shares a common goal of producing distinct local content and targeted advertising for our regions.”

Do you know more about the layoffs? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Sources: Paper Cuts tips; Beginnings of an Immigrating Journalist; Pearland Journal

Baytown Sun: 2

Posted 09.08.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Baytown, Texas
Owner: Southern Newspapers Inc.
Effective: June 1, 2012

Two employees, including one reporter, were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

The Facts: 5

Posted 09.08.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Clute, Texas
Owner: Southern Newspapers Inc.
Effective: May 3, 2012

Two newsroom and three advertising employees were laid off. Vacant positions also were eliminated. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Taylor Daily Press: 2

Posted 06.17.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Taylor, Texas
Owner: Granite Publications
Effective: March 16, 2012

Two employees were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Tyler Morning Telegraph: 3

Posted 03.04.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Tyler, Texas
Owner: T.B. Butler Publishing
Effective: Jan. 17, 2012

Three employees were laid off, including the chief photographer. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Houston Chronicle: 4

Posted 02.18.12 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Houston
Owner: Hearst Corp.
Effective: September 2011

At least four employees were laid off: Three artists and a marketing writer. There may have been layoffs in other departments as well — do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Austin American-Statesman: Unknown *

Posted 11.03.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Austin, Texas
Owner: Cox Media Group
Announced: Oct. 27, 2011

Design and copy editing for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Austin American-Statesman, Dayton Daily News and Palm Beach Post will be consolidated in Florida and Ohio. The wire desk for the four papers will be consolidated in Atlanta. “Over the past year, we asked our four major newspapers to identify best practices and opportunities to consolidate business functions — without compromising the investigative and in-depth news our audiences demand,” a statement from Cox Media Group said. The statement said these changes will be made over the next 18 months.
Sources: Austin American-Statesman via Charles Apple

Correction: A previous version neglected to point out that design and copy editing would be consolidated to two papers: The Palm Beach Post and the Dayton Daily News. This post has been corrected. (11.04.11)

Houston Press: 4 *

Posted 11.02.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Houston
Owner: Village Voice Media
Effective: Oct. 20, 2011

At least one reporter and one editor were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Gawker

Update: The arts and culture editor, two web columnists and a writer were laid off. (11.03.11)
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Dallas Observer: 2 *

Posted 10.13.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Dallas
Owner: Village Voice Media
Effective: Sept. 26, 2011

The paper’s only full-time sports reporter was laid off. “I didn’t exactly see this coming,” Richie Whitt wrote in his last column. “Impossible to envision going from emcee of Brew at the Zoo one week, to writing the paper’s cover story the next week, to … poof. But it’s another sign of the terrible, terminal disease rotting newspapers to death. One minute your blog is a prototype; the next, the fat that must be trimmed.”
Sources: The Dallas Observer via New York Observer via Paper Cuts tip

Update: A staff writer and the assistant arts and culture editor were laid off. (11.03.11)
Source: Paper Cuts tip

The Dallas Morning News: 2

Posted 09.19.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Dallas
Owner: A.H. Belo Corp.
Effective: Sept. 12, 2011

Two newsroom employees were laid off; they were off work when 38 others were laid off the previous week.Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Sources: DMN Cuts

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