There was a day when I might have come up laughing at the big investigative package in yesterday's Dallas Morning News on University of Texas Southwestern Medical School ex-president Kern Wildenthal and his expense account madness. It's not just that the News "buried the lede," as we say in the ne ... More >>
I thought for a moment about making the item just below this one my Unfair Park farewell -- just a few drops of pigs blood, then adios. But, no, not when I've been saving this: Radiohead at the Music Hall at Fair Park on March 29, 1998. For those who are and aren't going tonight -- and those who've ... More >>
"Cocksucker?" "Asshole?" You're working for the wrong paper, Tanya.The Black Police Association of Greater Dallas, which represents the area's black police officers, is waging a serious PR campaign against The Dallas Morning News and journalist Tanya Eiserer, a longtime criminal justice reporter ... More >>
When last we spoke with Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong, about sales reps overseeing editors, he mentioned that A.H. Belo was hiring a handful of investigative reporters. At which point we wondered: Did that include replacing Dave Levinthal, who hopped off the Dallas City Hall beat in July to ... More >>
Bob MongAfter the jump, you will find a memo Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong and senior vice president of sales Cyndy Carr sent to everyone at A.H. Belo Corp. Wednesday afternoon outlining what they call a "business/news integration." Which means? As of yesterday, some section editors at all ... More >>
Late this morning, Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong called Unfair Park to discuss, at great length, Wednesday's memo in which Mong formalized what he refers to in the missive as "business/news integration," which involves some section editors reporting directly to advertising-side general mana ... More >>
News publisher Jim MoroneyLate this evening, Dallas Morning News publisher and chief executive officer Jim Moroney called to discuss editor Bob Mong's memo concerning the paper's new "business/news integration," which has some of the paper's section editors reporting directly to newly assigned ad ... More >>
Monday-morning flashback: the paperboy convention outside the Adolphus Hotel in 1924. Sorry, the "juvenile districts agents."This morning, The Dallas Morning News released its circulation stats covering the last six months, and, as to be expected, they're down: "Daily circulation in the same period ... More >>
After taking a long, hard look at this morning's Quick cover, Unfair Park would like to take this opportunity to welcome Dallas Morning News Managing Editor George Rodrigue to the sexually oriented weekly tabloid business. As a member of this elite journalism club, George, you and A.H. Belo upper ma ... More >>
Some random notes with which to start your final day of winter vacay. Last night I briefly toyed with the idea of attending the final Cotton Bowl to be held at the actual Cotton Bowl, but an anticipated record crowd of 88,175 -- what you get when you combine a sell-out with expanded seating -- makes ... More >>
Last month, while working on this profile of Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, I met DISD board of trustees president Jack Lowe for coffee at the La Madeline by SMU. Lowe, as you may recall, said upon the revelation of the district's initial $64-million budget shor ... More >>
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DMN welcomes staff introspection
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Anonymous e-mail gets some panties in a wad at the DMN
The real reason Maryln Schwartz is out at the DMN? Dunno.
It's time for the wealthy to pay their fair share
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A new survey confirms Channel 8 is slipping in the standings that count
Like most people who cancel their newspaper subscriptions, I have my reasons