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Bob Mong

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Why the News Took Seven Months to Run its Kern Wildenthal Expose, and Why That's OK

    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 >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Exit Music (For a Blog Editor)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    The Black Police Association vs. The Dallas Morning News (And a Few Others Too)

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    News Finally Replaces Dave Levinthal

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    At The Dallas News, a New "Bold Strategy": Section Editors Reporting to Sales Managers

    Bob Mong​After 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    News Editor Bob Mong: New Business-Editorial Arrangement Won't "Cross the Line"

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Dallas News Publisher Jim Moroney Really Wants to Stress, "Our Content Isn't For Sale"

    News publisher Jim Moroney​Late 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Called for Charging: Mark Cuban Delivers News Some Suggestions For Keeping Readers

    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 was 331,907 and 474,923 for Sunday, representing a reduction of 9.9% and 8.7% respectively, compared with the six-month perio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Oh, Yeah, Give It To Me, Quick. That's It. Right There. You Know the Spot. Mmmmffffrrrhh ...

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Bowling for Morning Items

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    As News and Star-Telegram More or Less Merge, a Big Sports Shake-Up

    Few weeks back we mentioned that The Dallas Morning News and Star-Telegram would be doing some story-sharing in an effort to pinch a few pennies. Earlier this week, ex-News-er Jerome Weeks cited a few examples of how the papers had already started sharing copy -- though all the pieces mentioned were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    So, What, It's Now The Dallas-Fort Worth Morning Star-Telegram News?

    A Friend of Unfair Park sends along this story out of Fort Worth concerning the Star-Telegram's likely collaboration with rival The Dallas Morning News. Says Startlegram exec editor Jim Witt: "There is absolutely no intention of diluting the powerful individual brands of these two papers. We just wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    Belo Bigwigs Mum on Staff Reduction Specifics, Other Changes

    I left a message earlier today for Bob Mong, president and editor of The Dallas Morning News, for further details concerning this morning's announcement that, beginning immediately, A.H. Belo will reduce its workforce by 500 employees spread amongst its four newspapers. Mong, who was relatively fort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2007

    Man Who Sent Threats to News Editor and Federal Judge Gets 20 Years

    If you mail a threatening letter to Bob Mong, editor of The Dallas Morning News, you just might wind up with 20 years in federal prison. That's just what happened today to Alan Van DeLaughter, who was convicted in August of "mailing threats to damage or destroy property and mailing a threatening com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2007

    Mong and Moroney to Staff: Yer Doin' a DMN Good Job

    Craig Flournoy and Tracy Everbach's highly critical Dallas Morning News review in the Columbia Journalism Review, first mentioned here Thursday, has prompted a response from the paper's Big Bosses, editor Bob Mong and publisher and chief executive officer Jim Moroney. Unfair Park was forwarded a mem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2007

    You Know, Bob Mong, You're Right

    Matt Pulle's not looking for a new gig, Mr. Mong, but he does want you to know what a fine job your paper's doing. You're welcome. I can’t believe I’m about to write this, but here goes: Jim Moroney and Bob Mong are right. The Dallas Morning News is doing a good job, and for Craig Flournoy and T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2007

    CJR to DMN: You Kinda Suck

    Yesterday morning, I found in my in-box this Columbia Journalism Review story about The Dallas Morning News -- specifically, about the state o' Dallas' Only Daily in the wake of the 2004 and '06 layoffs that reduced the newsroom staff by 30 percent. The piece -- penned by former News-ers turned loca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2007

    DMN Gets Religion, Then Gets Rid of It

    Earlier this week we had Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong telling Unfair Park that the paper was Rapturing the Religion section into the rest of the paper. Now, per the paper's Religion blog, comes the adios announcement that will appear in tomorrow's edition. The farewell, found after the jump, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2007

    End Times: Or, Why Dallas' Only Daily Is Ditching the Religion Section, So Help You God

    We just can't stop staring at this new photo of DMN editor Bob Mong. Something about it makes us want to launch a haiku contest. Any takers? We have heard many stories coming from 508 Young Street about impending changes at Dallas' Only Daily. So we did what we always do when we hear rumors concerni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2006

    Rolling Newspapers

    We're accepting nominations for Bob Mong nicknames. Anything with "Bong" would be cool, man. Real cool. This morning at Time.com, a few newspaper execs were asked to comment on the sorry state of the biz. Among those queried were Scott Bosley, executive director of the American Society of Newspaper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2006

    Mong: "We're Righting the Ship." So, There.

    Bob Mong was on The Ticket this morning. Maybe he had something to do with Buck Showalter's buyout? The Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong was on, of all places, KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) this morning talking about the future of his newspaper. He didn't say terribly much; surprisingly, morning-sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2006

    Can't...Stop...Writing

    Former GuideLive editor Rick Holter has begun a blog. I still don't understand why journalists do that when they don't have bosses forcing them to. Anyone starting to notice the irony yet? Smells a little like...uh...bacon. By which I mean, for months Belo management has been insisting its buyouts a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2006

    How High? Very High.

    There is a very good explanation as to why so many arts critics are leaving The Dallas Morning News--or, at the very least, accepting the paper's buyout offer, which they have till 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to withdraw. They were told to go by editor Bob Mong and vice president-managing editor George Rodr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2006

    Re: The Line Out the Door

    A Dallas Morning News staffer who is taking the buyout offers the following concerning editor Bob Mong's comments: "'What I said in a memo to the staff when the press release [announcing the buyouts] came out was, if someone wants to get out of what is a very dynamic environment for daily metropol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2006

    The Line Out the Door

    On Wednesday, Dallas Morning News staffers could begin accepting the newspaper's buyout offers, and they did so in droves; some 80 staffers have taken the parting gift, among them some high-profile arts critics, reporters and editors. They've been named here and here, but those lists aren't necessar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2006

    "Not For Everyone"? Sure Sounds Like It

    This morning, Belo Corp. issued a press release announcing that, at long last, it has provided to Dallas Morning News staffers details of the "Previously Announced Voluntary Severance Program." In short, it says it's "being offered to almost all newsroom employees" and that it's merely part of the " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2006

    Too Much Information

    Well, the blogster microscope has really drilled down into the cellular structure of the story involving Mayor Laura Miller, her AMR Corp. stock and alleged conflict of interest, and Dallas Morning News reporter Dave Levinthal. Now we've got detailed accounts, via e-mail, from everyone involved--inc ... More >>

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    May 8, 2006
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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

  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Ted's Last Adventure?

    How long will Benavides hold on?

  • News

    May 6, 2004

    Ch-ch-change

    You say you want a revolution? The DMN kings shake up their court.

  • News

    August 7, 2003

    Queer Means "Odd"

    Why the News downsized its gay stories

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    June 12, 2003

    Dateline, Buzz Central

    DMN welcomes staff introspection

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    Love for Sale

    Buzz's soul is up for grabs. And the price ain't bad.

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    So Special

    Plus: A Paper to Cuss At, Name in Vain, Yes to Parks

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    Now We Like Belo

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

  • News

    February 13, 2003
  • News

    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.

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Aftermath

    Bark gets a bite--but just this once

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    9/11/02

    One year later, local media struggle to make sense of the terrorist attacks--and their own coverage

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    To Whom It May Concern

    Anonymous e-mail gets some panties in a wad at the DMN

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    Ms. Spell

    The real reason Maryln Schwartz is out at the DMN? Dunno.

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Soaked Rich

    It's time for the wealthy to pay their fair share

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Seeing Red

    Channel 8 is full of evil people--unless they return my phone calls

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Middle of the Pack

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

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    July 26, 2001

    Say Goodbye

    Like most people who cancel their newspaper subscriptions, I have my reasons

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