AUSTIN CHRON­I­CLE’S LOUIS BLACK TO RE­TIRE

Co-edi­tor, in let­ter to his staff, calls long ten­ure ‘a re­mark­able ex­pe­ri­ence.’

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE - By Peter Black­stock pblack­stock@states­man.com

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-

CON­TRIB­UTED BY BERN­STEIN PRO­DUC­TIONS

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).

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