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Michael Sacks named publisher of San Antonio Express-News; Susan Pape becomes chairman

- Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje, San Antonio Express-News

The San Antonio Express-News has a new publisher. Michael Sacks, a Houston-based executive for Hearst Newspapers, is moving to San Antonio to oversee the Express-News, effective immediately. Hearst officials made the announcement Tuesday. Sacks succeeds Susan Pape, who has served as publisher for three years and will assume the role of chairman of the Express-News.


Lisa Krantz, a San Antonio Express-News photographer, has been named a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

- Lisa Krantz, San Antonio Express-News

Krantz was among 27 U.S. and foreign journalists whose selection was announced Friday by the Nieman Foundation. She is the only photographer in the 2020 class of fellows.

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Eric Cooper, President and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank gives a special thank you to the San Antonio Express-News

- Eric Cooper, President and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank

The San Antonio Express-News partners with the San Antonio Food Bank to help spread their message of giving to those in need. 

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Texas Institute of Letters honors San Antonio Express-News veteran

- Bruce Selcraig, San Antonio Express-New

John MacCormack, a staff writer for 27 years at the San Antonio Express-News, has received a rare award for a reporter, an induction into the Texas Institute of Letters.

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Express-News picks up 3 more awards at annual Texas APME conference

- Elizabeth Zavala, San Antonio Express-News

The San Antonio Express-News on Sunday was awarded two first place awards -- one for team effort for its coverage of the Sutherland Springs church shooting, and the other for Freedom of Information for "Adrift," an investigation into the deadly balloon crash in Lockhart by staff writer John Tedesco.

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Express-News website wins three national awards

- Alia Malik, The San Antonio Express-News

The San Antonio Express-News website, ExpressNews.com, won three awards this week in a national Editor & Publisher competition, taking the EPPY Award for Best News Website with a maximum of 1 million unique visitors per month for the second year in a row.

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Duvoisin, a former Los Angeles Times top editor, named Express-News editor

 - Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News 

Duvoisin, who started at the Express-News on Monday, had been a top editor at the Los Angeles Times for 16 years. As the Times’ managing editor from 2012 through last summer, he oversaw all news gathering by the local, national, foreign, business and sports staffs, supervising the work of more than 400 journalists.

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2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Feature Photography: Lisa Krantz of San Antonio Express-News

- The Pulitzer Prizes

For intimate, poetic images that captured the vibrant life of a boy born with an incurable, rare disorder, and his physical, spiritual and emotional journey.

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Bentz joins the Express-News as chief operating officer from San Francisco Chronicle

 - Richard Webner, San Antonio Express-News

Longtime newspaper executive Steve Bentz joined the Express-News on Tuesday as chief operating officer overseeing the newspaper’s business operations, including advertising, circulation and information technology departments.

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A Media Leader for the 21st Century: Susan Pape

- Jasmina Wellinghoff, San Antonio Woman Magazine 

Before she was named publisher in September 2016, Pape spent 12 years at E-N, first as its chief financial officer and more recently as the COO, and she has a deep understanding of the organization’s role in the life of the city. “The Express-News is a legacy business in San Antonio that has a well-established place in the community,” she says. “The publisher must appreciate the paper’s history but also lead it into the future by building upon that legacy. The question is how do we do that in a more fragmented marketplace of today?

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