Folks, I was laid off today, along with several other longtime Express-News employees. Thanks to all the sources who helped me report the news, and to readers. Also, sorry for the errors that made it into print despite our best efforts. Good luck, zeke— Zeke MacCormack (@ZekeMac) May 24, 2018
If you’ve been around the Texas Capitol for any period of time, you can’t help but know and admire Peggy — one of the best reporters to cover politics and policy over the last several decades 2/x— Evan Smith (@evanasmith) May 24, 2018
I've got some bad news to report, at least from my perspective. I was laid off today by the @ExpressNews. I enjoyed telling stories about San Antonio high school sports. Thanks to everyone who helped me do that.— Adam Zuvanich (@AZuvanich) May 24, 2018
So today the penny pinchers at @Hearst corporation gutted the San Antonio @ExpressNews newsroom, basically turning it into the SA bureau of the @HoustonChron . Consolidation. This despite record profits at @Hearst. Terrible for the local community.— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) May 24, 2018
Thanks, Vernon. How many people got laid off today? And what percentage of the newsroom do they constitute? Also, which positions will now be consolidated to Houston? Some basic transparency is the only way to back up your claim.— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) May 24, 2018
And call the Express-News a bureau of the Chronicle is just wrong. Watch us work together!— Vernon Loeb (@LoebVernon) May 24, 2018
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