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Houston Matters Weekend for September 10, 2016

Posted on · On July 18, 2016, former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa was sentenced to 46 months in prison for repeatedly illegally logging into the Houston Astros’ computer database. When the news broke reaction was swift – and surprising. As the scandal was already well documented, many skipped taking Correa rightly to task for what he […]

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How Influential Are Newspaper Endorsements of Candidates These Days?

Posted on · Late last month, the Houston Chronicle editorial board endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. Typically, newspapers wait until the days just before an election to make such an endorsement, but, as the Chronicle’s editorial outlining the decision states, the paper made “an exception in the 2016 presidential race, because the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald […]

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Declining Print Circulation Fuels the Ever-Changing Newsroom

Posted on · According to print circulation numbers for the top 25 newspapers in the nation — including the Houston Chronicle — there are only two papers from coast to coast that sell more than 500,000 daily print products (and the Chronicle is not one of them). After a decade of decline, is print media still in a nosedive? Will newspapers […]

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Remembering the Houston Post, 20 Years After its Demise

Posted on · As longtime Houstonians know, this city was, for generations, a two newspaper town. Throughout the 20th century, the Houston Post rivaled the Houston Chronicle as the paper of record for Greater Houston. Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the Post’s demise. Today, we look back at the history and identity of the Post with former […]

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The Houston Post, Cancer Costs, and Swing Dancing: Thursday’s show (March 12, 2015)

Posted on · As longtime Houstonians know, this city was, for generations, a two newspaper town. Throughout the 20th century, the Houston Post rivaled the Houston Chronicle as the paper of record for Greater Houston. Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the Post’s demise. On this edition of Houston Matters, we look back at the history and identity […]

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Study: Reading from a Printed Page Helps You Remember More than Reading from a Screen

Posted on · In this digital age of ours, some of us will roll our eyes a bit when we see someone print out an article they can just as easily read on their computer or tablet or smart phone. Turns out — at least according to a recent University of Houston study — they might be onto something. It […]

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State of Community Newspapers in Houston

Posted on · We’ve heard about the woes facing publishing – notable newspapers have shifted to online services, reducing or eliminating their print editions. Long-standing magazines have ceased publication. But as major papers and magazines scale back or disappear, how are Houston’s local community papers doing? Are they picking up the slack? Expanding? Surviving? On this edition of […]