As San Antonio Booms, Express-News Goes Bust

On the day the San Antonio Express-News announced it had terminated 14 more newsroom employees, Metro Editor Nora Lopez boldly declared, “We still own this city.” And dinosaurs once ruled the Earth. Express-News Publisher Susan Pape assured readers that the “Voice of South Texas” remained profitable. Apparently not enough for the Hearst Corp., its parent company. In the well-worn corporate strategy of regionalization, more Express-News content is being symbiotically merged with sister newspapers in Houston, Beaumont and Laredo. Among the editorial casualties at 301 Avenue E: Political writer Peggy Fikac, high school preps reporter Adam Zuvanich and regional correspondent Zeke…

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