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 >>
You'll have to forgive us veterans of the newspaper business, but certain days -- especially Mondays for some reason -- are just self-referential days. Something in us wants to say to readers, "But enough about you." We wake up way more concerned with ourselves than anybody else out there. And as ... More >>
Shortly before The Dallas Morning News announced the erection of its paywall, which goes into place February 15, publisher and CEO Jim Moroney sent to the staff a memo in which he wrote: Brace yourself. Said Moroney in a phone conversation with Unfair Park at 6:30 this morning, as he was driving ... More >>
Adam JamesSpeaking of Craig James, here goes a big mistake. I'm going to invade Richie's territory and offer an opinion on a sports story. I was actually prohibited from writing about sports once when I was a daily newspaper reporter because of my appalling lack of knowledge. Maybe I'm about to g ... More >>
The Friends of Unfair Park concerned with the state -- and fate -- of the newspaper business are no doubt aware that in a Chicago suburb yesterday, bigwigs, honchos and major-domos from most of the country's biggest news-gathering organizations huddled together to chat about monetizing online conten ... More >>
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 >>
William Dean Singleton Journalists love to gossip -- so much easier than picking up a phone. And word around the anxious Fort Worth Star-Telegram newsroom is that the budget-slashing McClatchy Company is making such deep cuts over there -- 130 staffers are losing their jobs, 50 of those from the new ... More >>
The decline and imminent death of daily newspapers is always on my mind, for reasons that should be understandable since I spent the first 25 years of my working life at them. But last week was especially devastating. Sam Zell, the white knight of Tribune Company, announced a very un-white-knightly ... More >>
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 >>
The most memorable sentence from Belo's second-quarter earnings results, released this morning, is this one: Newspaper Group segment costs and expenses decreased 9.2 percent versus the second quarter of 2006, due in part to the 2006 headcount reductions at The Dallas Morning News and The Press-Enter ... More >>
This is what The Dallas Morning News is cooking up for new mommies. Daddies, you already have this. There's nothing less interesting to newspaper readers than newspaper writers and newspaper editors wringing their sweaty hands over the future of the newspaper business. But here's something in which ... More >>
Yeah, well--The Dallas Morning News and, like, 149 other daily newspapers. It's part of "a strategic partnership with more than 150 daily U.S. newspapers to deliver search, graphical and classified advertising to consumers in the communities where they live and work," says the press release Belo iss ... More >>
The flood of names of people offering to leave The Dallas Morning News is numbing. Every update makes me jump out of my chair. The editorial cutbacks over there will change the basic nature of the newspaper forever. I can't believe some of the people they're losing. But I'm just as depressed by the ... More >>
We just received a memo sent to Dallas Morning News staffers yesterday regarding the upcoming shake-up in the newsroom. As we noted here last week, the paper's about to lose some 50-60 employees in the coming days, some likely from GuideLive, not two years after Belo Corp. axed 250 workers at Dallas ... More >>
When you don't see a review of the movie The Sentinel in the Dallas Observer next week--or any weekly newspaper, for that matter--it's not because we're ignoring it. It's because we aren't allowed to see it: 20th Century Fox, the studio releasing the Michael Douglas-Kiefer Sutherland-Eva Longoria th ... More >>
Morning News waits and waits to acknowledge CBS-11's scoop of an ethically challenged state rep
Intercoursing the pooch: How Belo learned to love the F-bomb
Morning News looks goofy on the circ fraud story
Dallas' only daily finds itself losing a war for readers' eyeballs and the heart of its staff
Budget woes leave DMN staffers uneasy
You say you want a revolution? The DMN kings shake up their court.
Two new Dallas papers are keeping tabs on the little futhermuckers
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.
Will Belo be bought? Yes. Or no. Either way, you won't be able to tell.
Ten years later, the Dallas Times Herald is still missed
What's new, CueCat? A redesign, a rediscovery and re: layoffs.
Texas Jewish Post Publisher Jimmy Wisch says he's being run out of town by leaders of the community he has served for 54 years. They say he's overstayed his welcome.
Why so much coverage of kids in the newspapers? Because women--and advertisers-- like it that way.
Channel 11 and the Star-Telegram join forces against Channel 8 and the Morning News
Trouble in Belo's paradise
News editors try to strong-arm the League of Women Voters over its stance on the Trinity
The heavy hand of the News' publisher tilts coverage of the Trinity bond proposal
Germinated in the rich tradition of El Sol de Texas, the Spanish-language press takes root in Dallas
Writers win awards from Dallas Press Club, Dallas Bar Association
The Star-Telegram's top editor disappears, but staffers aren't sure they can celebrate yet
Striving for mediocrity at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Dallas has run out of recycling excuses
Introducing: the Morning News' 'Met'