AUSTIN CHRONICLE’S LOUIS BLACK TO RETIRE
Co-editor, in letter to his staff, calls long tenure ‘a remarkable experience.’
Austin Chronicle co-founder Louis Black is retiring from the weekly newspaper after 36 years as its co-editor and co-publisher, the Chronicle said Tuesday.
In a letter to staff, Black, 66, said that he’s leaving immediately, according to a report on the Chronicle’s website.
“It has been a 36-year adventure, a remarkable experience, producing and editing a paper I am proud of beyond reason,” Black wrote in the letter.
Black was not available for comment on Tuesday.
Black’s role at the Chronicle had gradually diminished in recent years. Though he and co-founder Nick Barbaro continued to be listed as co-editors/co-publishers in the paper’s staff box, for-
Louis Black (right), co-founder of the Austin Chronicle and South by Southwest, appears in “Dream Is Destiny,” a documentary on Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater (left).