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The San Antonio
San Antonio
Express-News is a daily newspaper in San Antonio, Texas. It is owned by the Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation
and has offices in Austin, the Rio Grande Valley and Washington, D.C. The Express-News is the fourth largest newspaper in the state of Texas, with a daily circulation of nearly 100,000 copies in 2016.[3]


1 History 2 Current business 3 See also 4 References 5 Sources 6 External links

History[edit] The paper was first published in 1865 as a weekly tabloid-style newspaper under the name The San Antonio
San Antonio
Express. At that time, the city had already had a number of other newspapers in a number of different languages. However, all the other publications went out of business, leaving only the Express to serve the city. In December 1866, the Express made the move from a weekly paper to a daily newspaper, and expanded into a full newspaper by the early 1870s. The early days of the Express was marked by several leadership changes which almost doomed the paper, until a brand new company, the Express Printing Company, took control in 1875. The Express eventually became a daily morning newspaper in 1878. In January 1881 a new rival newspaper, the Evening Light, was first published by A. W. Gifford and J. P. Newcomb, who had been an early investor in the Express.[4] The Evening Light was published as an afternoon paper, as opposed to the morning Express. At first, the editors of the Express chose to ignore the upstart paper, but the Light soon grew in popularity at the turn of the 20th century. In 1906 the Daily Light was sold to E. B. Chandler, and in 1909 the Daily Light Publishing Company bought the San Antonio
San Antonio
Gazette. From then until 1911 the paper was referred to as the Light and Gazette. Edward S. O'Reilly, known as Tex, was at one time managing editor. In 1911 Harrison L. Beach and Charles S. Diehl, veteran correspondents of national standing, moved to San Antonio
San Antonio
and bought the Light and Gazette. Once again it was known as the Light. Diehl was a founder of the AP wire service. Beach and Diehl installed leased wire news service and published the first full stock market reports in a San Antonio paper. The Light became liberal-Democratic in its political views. While Beach and Diehl ran the paper, circulation increased from 11,000 to 25,000 copies daily. In 1918, the Express ownership, now renamed Express Publishing Company, launched its own afternoon paper, the San Antonio
San Antonio
Evening News. Soon thereafter, a rivalry developed between workers of the Express and the News. In fact, some News workers dubbed a new office building as the News-Express building. In 1924, however, William Randolph Hearst
William Randolph Hearst
bought the Light and instituted Hearst policies, and by 1945 the circulation was approximately 70,000. The 1920s was marked by expansion by Express Publishing as the company started one of the city's first radio stations, WOAI, in 1922. Meanwhile, the company's future owners, in the form of William Randolph Hearst, purchased the Light. As the two rival companies entered the 1950s, the Express and the News both had higher readership numbers than the Light. However, the Light skyrocketed to the top of the market when it acquired a number of popular comic strips, like Dick Tracy. Over at Express Publishing, the company diversified further as they acquired a couple more radio stations, and a television station which they renamed KENS-TV. Those call letters were intended to stand for, K-Express News Station. In the 1960s, Express Publishing was sold to the Harte-Hanks
newspaper group. In 1973, with the Light beating the Express and the News in circulation numbers, a new ownership group emerged. Australian native Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch
of News Corp bought the Express and the News from Harte-Hanks. Murdoch re-formatted the News as a more tabloid-styled paper, while the Express retained its original, conservative format. The Light was now forced to compete against two different styles of newspaper while at the same time trying to combat the growing costs of an afternoon circulation. By September 1984, the Express and the News merged into the Express-News and afternoon service was slowly discontinued, while the Light started getting into the morning circulation business in order to keep up. But under News Corp., the Express-News adopted a more mainstream format and expanded its services to communities outside Bexar County. As a result, the Express-News became San Antonio's leading newspaper for good. By 1992, News Corp had diversified into movies and television and was looking to sell the Express-News. The Hearst Corporation, which still owned the Light, agreed to either sell or close the newspaper and acquire the Express-News in order to keep its stake in the San Antonio
San Antonio
market. The Light never found a buyer and it went out of business in January 1993. On February 13, 2016, the paper broke the news of the death of US Supreme Court Justice
Supreme Court Justice
Antonin Scalia.[5] Current business[edit] Today, this Hearst Corp. newspaper is led by Publisher Susan Lynch Pape, who is also Hearst's Texas
Group chief financial officer at the Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
and the San Antonio
San Antonio
Express-News. Mike Leary is Senior Vice President and Editor of the San Antonio
San Antonio
Express-News. Jamie Stockwell is the managing editor. The Express-News is a nationally recognized news organization that has earned a number of top awards over the last several years, including first-place finishes in the Scripps, National Headliners, ASNE, TxAPME, Sigma Delta Chi, Best of the West, Editor & Publisher and other contests for its coverage of South Texas, the military, border affairs and general features. Its photo staff was a Pulitzer finalist in the feature photography category for its immigration coverage in South and Central America. Its subscriber website, ExpressNews.com, has earned top honors for its overall digital storytelling. See also[edit]

Dan Cook List of newspapers in Texas

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^ HEARST NEWSPAPERS NAMES MIKE LEARY EDITOR OF THE SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS ^ "Top Media Outlets: US Daily Newspapers" (PDF). Alliance for Audited Media. Retrieved 2015-01-06.  ^ "Top 10 Texas
Daily Newspapers". Cision. August 3, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2018.  ^ Handbook of Texas
Online, James Pearson Newcomb ^ http://www.poynter.org/2016/how-the-san-antonio-express-news-broke-news-of-scalias-death/396569/


Handbook of Texas
Online, San Antonio
San Antonio

External links[edit]

ExpressNews.com and mySA.com Online homes of the Express-News The history of the Express-News San Antonio
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Express-News Hearst subsidiary profile of the San Antonio
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