Layoffs at the San Antonio Express-News
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Express-News says it cut 14 positions in their newsroom over the past couple days.
That's after Editor-in-Chief Mike Leary retired last week and Managing Editor Jamie Stockwell recently left to join the New York Times.
According to a report from MySA posted Thursday night, 14 Express-News employees were laid off due to "economic factors.
Earlier in the day some had speculated that as many as two dozen were being laid off.
In 2009, 75 positions were eliminated at the paper in what some referred to as 'Black Friday' layoffs.
Reccently, the Hearst Corporation - the parent company of the Express-News - announced it achieved its seventh-consecutive year of record profits.
Today some of those laid off turned to social media to announce they were losing their jobs.
Zeke MacCormack tweeted, “I was laid off today, along with several other longtime Express-News employees.”
“I've got some bad news to report, at least from my perspective. I was laid off today by the @ExpressNews,” tweeted Adam Zuvanich.
“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,” tweeted Even Smith about Express-News Austin bureau chief Peggy Fikac.
“Big layoffs at San Antonio Express-News today (and yesterday). I'm hearing more than two dozen journalists. That's in a newsroom already decimated by past layoffs and a steady exodus with no replacements,” tweeted Kolten Parker.