Saturday, September 01, 2012

Fmr. director heading to Microsoft + new website launch for paper

The Houston Chronicle launched the new Friday and I like it better already.

I also found out Friday that former Houston Chronicle/ Content Director Dean Betz also had some big news.

"I'm moving next week to Seattle, where I will be managing editor of Microsoft's news app in Windows 8, which launches in late October," Betz told

Betz is one of the good guys in journalism. He was always willing to keep us informed about the paper's digital efforts, plus he praised my work on's blogs years ago.

I think Betz also left his mark, in a good way, on over the years. He brought out some very innovative ideas to Houston journalism.

"It's an exciting time to be joining Microsoft," Betz added. "I'll be leading a group of editors who will curate the best reporting of the day, licensing content from news organizations and helping to develop cutting-edge news applications."

Congrats Dean.

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