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Newspapers

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    The Ticket's Gordon Keith Is Now the Second Best Newspaper Columnist in the Country

    Non-journalists don't understand how hard it is to be a newspaper columnist. It takes years, sometimes decades, of ink-stained toil in drab newsrooms. One by one, the hacks fall by the wayside; only a select few have the talent and perseverance to be admitted to the pantheon and allowed the privileg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    DISD Police Chief Craig Miller Says Teachers Shouldn't Carry Guns, Despite New Law

    OK, a few days ago I used this space to say we need a few good Texas schoolhouse shootouts to settle the question of whether teachers should be armed, and maybe now I should concede that I didn't exactly make that point in the most mature way possible. Right now people at my house, if they are readi ... More >>

  • News

    May 2, 2013

    Will the Bush Library Reveal Any Secrets?

    The new library could reveal gems about oil and the Iraq War

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Dallas News Publisher, CEO Jim Moroney Addresses Tuesday's Newsroom Layoffs

    Among the 38 let go from the Dallas Morning News yesterday was Lee Hancock, who said her goodbyes on the DMNCuts website: "I am grateful for the fun it's mostly been. I hope for better, happier days for all who remain." It wasn't so long ago that the newspaper ran the ad you see above, celebrating s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Florida Prof Unearths Sixth Floor Museum Talks by Dallas Journo Legend Vivian Castleberry

    ​As the women's editor for the Dallas Times Herald for nearly 30 years, from the 1950s to the '80s, Vivian Castleberry revolutionized the section's coverage -- addressing domestic violence, for example, in addition to lifestyle pieces on decor and fashion -- and became the first woman named to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    GQ Goes in the Trenches With the Writers and Editors at ESPN's Dallas Site

    ​For his new piece about how ESPN's locally focused Web sites are proof that the Worldwide Leader's "thinking bigger than ever," per GQ's headline, New York Magazine contributing editor Gabriel Sherman spent most of his time in Dallas with the likes of Calvin Watkins, Tim MacMahon and other ex-dai ... 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

    November 24, 2009

    Dallas News Inches Closer to Charging for Online Content and Blocking Google News

    ​The latest news about The News should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone who's listened to the paper's publisher and CEO, Jim Moroney, since at least February, when he told Unfair Park that, yes, sooner or later A.H. Belo would "experiment" with finding out how much online readers were will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008

    The Blow Back

    I actually don’t want to talk about the elephant in the room. I want to talk about Steve Blow, who is biting back at me over on The Dallas Morning News' Metro blog for criticisms I made of him Monday here on Unfair Park. And sorry if this is just newspaper business inside baseball. I prefer to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    Dimming at the Star-Telegram, As 130 Staffers Are About to Lose a Job

    As mentioned below, The McClatchy Company this morning announced it's laying off and buying out some 1,400 employees amongst the dozens of papers that make up the newspaper chain. Moments ago, the McClatchy-owned Fort Worth Star-Telegram announced precisely how many of its employees will be excised ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    The Polemicist

    Moments ago on The Dallas Morning News' Web page, the paper's managing editor, George Rodrigue, posted a long criticism of my work in which he accuses me repeatedly of being a polemicist. According to my copy of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, that would make me a writer of controversial, agg ... More >>

  • News

    April 12, 2007

    We See England, We See France...

    Hey, Frank Librio, pull up your pants

  • News

    January 25, 2007

    Cost of Doing Business

    Biting the hand that feeds you

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2007

    Newspapers are Worthless. Wait, That's News?

    Belo Corp.'s stock has suffered significant declines in the last two years. Seems the public doesn't wanna hold that stock. Yesterday, newspaperman-turned-Interweb entrepreneur Alan Mutter posted to his blog Reflections of a Newsosaur this item about the beatings publicly held publishing companies a ... 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

    November 28, 2006

    Up-and-Comer, Come and Gone?

    During an online chat today, Washington Post media writer (and CNN's Reliable Source) Howard Kurtz was asked to name the Top 10 newspaper in the country. You might recognize the name of one of 'em. (OK, all of them, but, c'mon, play along.) Washington, D.C.: Mr. Kurtz, in your column yesterday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2006
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    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 28, 2006

    At Least the Trees Will be Happy

    Want to know what your daily newspaper will look like in the future? You're looking at it, sort of. It's your computer screen. Well, duh, you say. Haven't we known that for at least 10 or 15 years? Yes, we have, smartypants, but Belo Corp.'s earnings report for the second quarter, released today, of ... More >>

  • News

    May 18, 2006

    Blathersphere

    The Morning News boldly goes where everyone's gone before

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2006

    House of Saud and Fog

    Dallas oilman Jim Oberwetter, U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has been keeping a low profile; a Lexis-Nexis search of U.S. newspapers and wire services for the last 90 days shows little mention of him. "That's probably a good thing," says Rachel Bronson, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Rela ... More >>

  • News

    March 24, 2005

    Pre-emptive Spin

    AJR article has News crew feeling apprehensive

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Once More Into the Breach

    New news is good news--maybe

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Rumor That Got Us All Worked Up Over Nothing

    Shaq to come to the Dallas Mavericks

  • News

    March 25, 2004

    Game Over

    Sportswriter Frank Luksa says goodbye to the DMN

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Public Disinterest

    So is media consolidation a bad thing?

  • News

    July 4, 2002

    Raise Taxes Now

    Plus: Fast and Dumb, Warped Criticism, Recycling Works

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    Siderius Named Texas Print Journalist of the Year

    Numerous Observer writers took home awards in recent competitions

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    Bill Due

    Why did the DMN kill a story about political favoritism? Guess right and win!

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Book Title by a Dallas Author

    "I Watched a Wild Hog Eat My Baby!"

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Long Gone

    Do more words make a story better? No. Unless they're my words, of course.

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    No News is Good News

    Belo, streakers, and Bush

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best Place to eat alone

    La Madeleine French Bakery and Café

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Filler

    For immediate release

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Fluff

    I love boldfacing random words; I love ellipses

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    To the rotten core

    The Lipscomb trial took us where the News don't shine

  • News

    August 5, 1999

    Buzz

    The News goes deafeningly silent

  • News

    February 4, 1999
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    December 31, 1998
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    October 29, 1998

    Caught in the crossfire

    Denied his day in court, a former Waco TV reporter, falsely accused of setting up federal agents, becomes the last casualty of the Branch Davidian siege

  • News

    October 29, 1998
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    February 26, 1998
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    March 20, 1997
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    January 9, 1997

    Smut fight

    Adult publishers bring Dallas a good, old-fashioned newspaper war

  • News

    March 14, 1996
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    February 22, 1996

    'A little bit of revenge'

    Stung Star-Telegram yanks Ivins column from Observer

  • News

    October 26, 1995
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    January 12, 1995
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    December 15, 1994
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