Belo Corporation

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    September 13, 2012

    WFAA Leaned On Baylor Health Care to Fire Ad Agency Over Dispute, Lawsuit Claims

    A Grapevine ad agency is accusing WFAA of throwing its weight around and scuttling a relationship with its biggest client. Ann Page-Cahill of AP Commnications filed suit against WFAA's parent company, Belo Corp. and her former client, Baylor Health Care system in district court Tuesday, claiming Bay ... More >>

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    July 2, 2012

    We Few, We Miserable Few: Jim Rallies the Troops With Words Fit for Henry V

    Sometimes I think the dumbest people to talk to about the newspaper business are newspaper people, of which I am one, obviously. Is it possible to scream blindness? David Carr, The New York Times's media columnist -- one of the few media reporters on whose word I truly hang, often -- has a piece in ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Belo Corp. Board Member, Convention Center Hotel Folks and Jerry Jones Top List of Mayor Tom Leppert's Fund-Raising Pals

    Patrick MichelsThat hotel victory is the gift that keeps on giving.​While his political future remains unclear, Mayor Tom Leppert raised a combined $243,000 in donations in the first half of this year, according to campaign finance reports filed yesterday. Meanwhile, his officeholder account a ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Belo Corp.'s In "Negotiations" With ABC, Which Wants More of Affiliates' Revenues

    ​On Tuesday morning, Belo Corp. released its third-quarter financials ("total revenue decreased 17.7 percent"), then followed up its press release with a conference call with analysts. During the chat, Michael Meltz of J.P. Morgan asked Dunia Shive, the president and CEO of WFAA-Channel 8's parent ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Before Belo Garden, Soil Remediation

    Maybe you just forgot -- it's been a few years -- but there's supposed to be a Belo Garden downtown.​Said the city's own time line back in '07, the Belo Garden downtown should have been completed by ... let's see ... last month, matter of fact. And revised guesstimates last summer set the start da ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    From Inside the News-room, the "Trauma" of Layoffs and Feeling "Trapped" Afterward

    Tom Huang, a Dallas Morning News assistant managing editor and Poynter Institute ethics and diversity fellow, posted this morning an essay titled "Living with Layoffs at the Dallas Morning News," which speaks for itself. This excerpt seems particularly relevant a week after A.H. Belo Corp. laid off ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    As WFAA-Channel 8 Adds Third Morning Anchor, Belo Announces 150 Layoffs

    On Monday, Ed Bark noted that WFAA-Channel 8 has hired Kristin Mitchell as a co-host on Good Morning Texas -- making that show a threesome now, as the former St. Louis anchor joins a set already populated by Gary Cogill and Amy Vanderoef. A Friend of Unfair Park is not impressed with B ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    Fine. Be For the Hotel, Dallas News. Just Be Honest About Why.

    The Dallas Morning News says in an editorial today that voters should support a half-billion-dollar taxpayer-owned hotel downtown near the convention center and reject a ballot proposal next May that would stop the city from building it. The News says people shouldn't worry about whether we're heade ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008

    Demanding Answers as the Dallas Convention Center Hotel Moves Forward

    As Mayor Tom Leppert pushes for a convention center hotel, critics demand more details and less tax money. At least, those who haven't been silenced do.

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    January 9, 2008
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    December 5, 2007

    The City Should Do Real Well at Running a Convention Center Hotel

    Today, after lunch, the Dallas city council will snooze through a lengthy briefing by the city’s economic development staff on how to fix downtown. It’s called “Revitalizing Downtown: Creating Anchors to blah, blah, blah.” One of the high concept ideas here will be spending zillions of tax ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Belo Corp. Now a Split Personality

    Well, you can't say you didn't see it coming. Exactly four months after Citigroup analyst Eileen Furukawa upgraded Belo Corp.'s stock from "hold" to "buy" based on the value of company's TV properties alone, The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV's parent company announced, yup, it's separating its new ... More >>

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    August 1, 2007

    Dallas' One-Man Newspaper Dynasty

    In the wake of yesterday's announcement that the Bancroft family had indeed agreed to sell Dow Jones & Co. for $5 billion to Rupert Murdoch, this morning the Los Angeles Times wonders whether newspaper dynasties aren't quickly becoming a dying breed. Of course, it need look no further than George Ba ... More >>

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    April 25, 2007
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    April 16, 2007
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    January 2, 2007

    Newspapers are Worthless. Wait, That's News?

    Belo Corp.'s stock has suffered significant declines in the last two years. Seems the public doesn't wanna hold that stock. Yesterday, newspaperman-turned-Interweb entrepreneur Alan Mutter posted to his blog Reflections of a Newsosaur this item about the beatings publicly held publishing companies a ... More >>

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    October 25, 2006

    Belo Suits: They Fit Like They're Handmade!

    Rhett Bomar, The Dallas Morning News has some more questions for ya, if you don't mind. OU does, apparently. I saw last night on KTVT-Channel 11 that some 18 former Dallas Morning News staffers have filed suit against their old boss, claiming age discrimination. The fine folks at FrontBurner have po ... More >>

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    September 15, 2006
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    August 28, 2006

    Core Reader is Not Their Homeboy

    A Friend of Unfair Park who used to work for Dallas' Only Daily sends this e-missive concerning just who it is Belo Corp.'s trying to please with this latest round of buyouts: "Maybe the whole lack of understanding on the part of the professional journalists (as opposed to the professional manager ... More >>

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    August 21, 2006

    Down Belo

    Belo Corp. issued a press release this morning announcing that while its television group's making money--revenue increased 8.6 percent in July 2006 versus last year--its newspaper group revenue is down. Says here, "Newspaper Group total revenue decreased 4.2 percent for the month of July versus the ... More >>

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    August 3, 2006

    Gets Your Circulation Going

    By now you know things are not all rainbows and unicorns and cotton candy at The Dallas Morning News. They're "reshaping the newsroom," ya know, getting ready to fire somewhere between 50-100 (or more) newsroom employees in the coming days...sorry, they're getting ready to offer them buyouts, my bad ... More >>

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    July 12, 2006

    Is GuideLive Dying? Mong Responds.

    Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong Jr. says there has been no "definitive" decision made concerning impending layoffs buyouts at Dallas' Only Daily. Over the last two days, I've heard from a number of sources, none of whom are mentioned in this post, that Belo Corp. management has decided to ditch ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    One Guess

    Popular sandwich meat, rhymes with Moroney

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    February 17, 2005


    Buzz fills in the details of Belo's class action lawsuit--sort of

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    November 18, 2004

    At the Ripping Point

    Dallas' only daily finds itself losing a war for readers' eyeballs and the heart of its staff

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    July 29, 2004


    Decherd and the boys get downtown. Miller gets the crown.

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    July 1, 2004

    Stepford Mayor

    Laura Miller's husband orders a shift for City Hall

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    February 20, 2003

    Now We Like Belo

    We just don't want to get caught inside after dark

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    February 13, 2003

    Snooze Alarm

    What will The Dallas Morning News look like when you wake up in 2010? If Editor Bob Mong has his way, it'll be the best damn paper the 'burbs will buy.

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    December 5, 2002

    Belo the Belt

    Our mayor joins the Beloans to gang up on the little people

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    October 31, 2002

    Citizen Decherd

    Bobby D puts his complaints in writing

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    January 3, 2002


    Buzz looks back on 2001 and proves once again that the boy just ain't normal

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    November 22, 2001

    Middle of the Pack

    A new survey confirms Channel 8 is slipping in the standings that count

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    June 28, 2001

    Goodbye Kitty

    CueCat was a little like a mule with a spinning wheel--so says Dallas' own Lyle Lanley

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    March 8, 2001


    The Morning News ends its battle in Arlington with a whimper

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    February 22, 2001

    Odds and Ends

    Is Burl going? Is Cuban going nuts? Answers follow.

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    February 1, 2001

    Clutch Hit

    The Star-Telegram got its exclusive the old-fashioned way--they asked for it

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    December 28, 2000


    Buzz hacks through the past in search of the cool cats and fools of the year that was

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    September 14, 2000


    For immediate release

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    August 17, 2000

    Big Man Bites Back

    An appeals court says Robert Riggs and Belo were the bad guys, not Dan Peavy

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    March 23, 2000


    Bark, don't bite

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    February 24, 2000


    Mission improbable; Whistling Dixie

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    August 19, 1999

    Reno vs. Belo

    The U.S. attorney general accuses WFAA of violating anti-wiretapping laws in the Peavy case

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    August 12, 1999


    The official word from the DMN on its arena investment

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    December 3, 1998
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    September 3, 1998
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    June 25, 1998
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    February 22, 1996
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