Layoffs and Downsizing

  • Calendar

    September 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    The Adventure Club's Josh Venable is Back on the Air

    Last night, Josh Venable broke the news in a Facebook status update: he's coming back to radio in a couple of weeks, but not in Dallas. He'll be in Tulsa at Z-104.5, The Edge as the new program director and afternoon DJ. And with its alternative rock format, Venable is right where he wants to be.

  • Calendar

    August 1, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Life in a Recession: Josh Venable Reflects on His Layoff by Clear Channel

    Late last year, Josh Venable was let go for the second time from the Clear Channel-owned 102.1 KDGE, the Edge, and he has yet to find another radio station to call home. "I watch a lot of Murder, She Wrote," Venable says of his down time while sitting in an Addison sports bar that's not too far from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Chief Brown's Increasingly Hollow Response to DPD's Glaring Problems

    On Sunday, the Morning News' Tanya Eiserer took a lengthy peek at DPD staffing trends; what she found can best be described as alarming. Over the past two years, the number of detectives assigned to work the city's most pressing crimes has plummeted by 46 percent. The number of homicide detectives ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2012

    Mitt Romney: American Parasite

    Mitt Romney’s years at Bain Capital represent everything you hate about capitalism.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Report: Texas Power Plants (Well, Luminant's, Really) Biggest Emitters of Mercury in U.S.

    How now, Big Brown?​Emissions of cancer- and central nervous system defect-causing toxic air pollution put Texas power plants atop the pile of serial polluters, a report based on EPA data finds. Nationwide, pollution controls such as smokestack scrubbers have reduced the rates at which air tox ... More >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2011

    The Sword, Kyuss Lives!, Monstro

    Sunday, October 2, at South Side Music Hall

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    DISD's Teach Around: District Has a Lot of Vacancies and Not a Lot of Time to Fill Them

    Via.​Last we checked there were around 800 teachers vying for 700 vacancies scattered throughout the Dallas Independent School District. Which, sure, sounds a little odd, given that only a few months ago the district was considering thousands of layoffs due to the state's decision to gut public ed ... More >>

  • News

    May 19, 2011

    Saying Goodbye to Dwaine Caraway, the Mayor of our Dreams

    Here's hoping the next guy is just as bold and bumbling.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Nice Work If You Can Get It: Paid Leave For Being Indicted On Animal Cruelty Charges

    ​Both of you who followed along with yesterday's liveblog of the Animal Shelter Commission will remember that former ASC member and animal rights bigwig Jonnie England wondered during the public comment: Why is Tyrone McGill, the former Dallas Animal Services manager who has been indicted on charg ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Why Nearly 800 City Employees Are Getting Pink Slips Before Council Gives the OK

    Dave Cook, the city's chief financial officer, revealed at Wednesday's city council budget briefing that more than 700 layoffs included in City Manager Mary Suhm's cost-cutting recommendations would begin sometime in August. Yet the affected employees' jobs are intact until the council votes Septemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Belo Will "Continue to Focus on Expense Reductions and Operational Realignment"

    Weeks after completing its latest round of penny-saving layoffs, which were preceded by pay cuts and benefits trims, A.H. Belo this morning reported its first-quarter '09 results -- and they are significant. The publisher of The Dallas Morning News reports a first quarter net loss of $103.1 millio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    School's Out: Kent Fischer Quits The News.

    First Dallas Independent School District watchdog Allen Gwinn suggests he's shuttin' 'er down -- come 2010, maybe, "then it's somebody else's problem" -- and now this: Kent Fischer, one of two education beat writers at The Dallas Morning News, just announced publicly the resignation he gave his boss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Free Shaggy: Why One Now-Former News'er Wants to "Run Topless Down the Street"

    Dallas Morning News insiders and the merely curious have no doubt spent the better part of the day watching the comments pile up on the DMNcuts blog, which has documented the layoffs taking place inside 508 Young Street. Condolences have been extended, tempers have flared, those let go have said the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    At The News Today, "D Day"

    This morning, A.H. Belo Corporation announced that layoffs at The Dallas Morning News will begin promptly, with "the majority of the actions [taking place] today and tomorrow." By the time the company's done with its so-called "cost-cutting measures," it will have eliminated 14 percent of its total ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Evan at the Plate: Out at The News, the Rangers Beat Writer Slides Into D

    Jim Moroney, A.H. Belo executive vice president and Dallas Morning News publisher, confirms that the company has laid off employees at The Denton Record Chronicle -- how many, though, he does not say. Belo, as reported earlier, expects to lay off 500 employees in coming days, with 75 to 100 coming f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 5, 2009

    Sleep Recession

    Slip into something more comfortable at the Majestic

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    At This Very Moment, The News Is Laying Off Newsroom Staffers

    A Friend of Unfair Park directs our attention to the News Buyout 2008 blog, where, breaking news, Dallas' Only Daily has begun laying off employees: "Newsroom staff members from across the building have been called into meetings and notified that they are being cut." This follows Robert Decherd's wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Dreher on News' "Black Friday"

    On Beliefnet, Rod Dreher shines some light on the darkness spreading through 508 Young St. today: "Just came into work to find that the long-announced layoffs have commenced. A dear friend and colleague whose husband works here just learned moments ago that he got the axe. Names are rolling in, incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    At DISD Board Meeting, Hinojosa Recommends Cutting ... Everything

    To deal with the projected $84 million budget shortfall the district is facing, superintendent Michael Hinojosa just laid out what he called "prudent, fiscally responsible, feasible" solutions that are "doable right now." To which he added, "Despite that, they will be painful." His solutions, howeve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    The DISD's Exigency Strategy

    And so it begins. Though the Dallas Independent School District's board of trustees does not meet till 2 today, to declare a state of "state of financial exigency" so it can begin laying off teachers in the wake of its $64-million budget shortfall, already campuses have begun shedding teachers. Prog ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2008
  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    Fly Write, Right?

    Southwest's James Parker hopes his book takes off

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2007

    The Broken Promises of NAFTA

    During recent talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement in Vancouver, U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab praised the 13-year-old agreement. "NAFTA works," she told the Associated Press. The Democratic presidential candidates have been saying the opposite, citing American job loss, and t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 24, 2006


    Get smart at Borders

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2006

    Dallas Morning Blues

    The good Friends of Unfair Park over at FrontBurner have been on the news from the News this afternoon that buyouts-layoffs are forthcoming; sorry, but we've been seeing Superman Returns, because some of us are film critics in our spare time. But we too have learned that this afternoon, Belo bosses ... More >>

  • News

    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

    October 14, 2004

    Once More Into the Breach

    New news is good news--maybe

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Pay for Play

    Seventy-three DMNers get sent packing

  • News

    October 18, 2001


    The CueCat-astrophe continues as the Morning News announces job cuts

  • Film

    September 14, 2000

    Only Human

    A new French film has its heart in the right place, but that's about it

  • News

    January 7, 1999