Houston and San Antonio papers to work together on business coverage
The Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, both Hearst papers, have agreed to work together more closely in covering news, including business coverage, according to a memo posted on the Romenesko site.
In the memo, Chronicle editor Jeff Cohen and Express-News editor Bob Rivard write, “Laura Goldberg, now Houston’s Business Editor, becomes Texas Business Editor, working with San Antonio Business Editor Emily Spicer.”
Later, they add, “Our top priority is to maintain strong local coverage in San Antonio and Houston with the goal of further building our audience. The task of these Texas editors and those working with them is to do that and to go beyond sharing and exchanging stories to jointly planning coverage, maximizing the opportunities to create content for use in both newspapers.
“In Business, for example, this doesn’t mean that both papers will emphasize – or even run – the same stories from day to day. But the editors will identify more opportunities to do advance stories, trend stories, issue stories and other features that will have broad appeal across markets. And they will take advantage of the combined resources of their staffs on others.”
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