Perhaps by now you've seen Rudy Bush's item about Frank Luntz, one of two speakers lined up to address the city council at its Arboretum retreat today. Among pols and media folks, Luntz is a pretty well-known guy -- after all, he's the man who, in 2003, told George W. Bush to start referring to "glo ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by John Hibey Mark Birnbaum and Manny Mendoza interviewed Walter Cronkite for their doc-in-progress. Yesterday we mentioned Craig Flournoy and Tracy Everbach's bad-News piece in the latest Columbia Journalism Review, for which they claim to have interviewed about 100 former newsroomies. But o ... More >>
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 >>
In today's New York Times, there's a profile of the guy who helped kill The Dallas Times Herald: Dean Singleton, or, as the Times calls him, "a bantam figure with flinty blue eyes." (That was the title of my first album, matter of fact.) The story, which is essentially a watered-down version of a fa ... More >>
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