Robert DecherdDon't tell Dallas Morning News bigwigs that the newspaper business is in trouble: The A.H. Belo-owned Providence Journal reports this afternoon that Chairman Robert Decherd, Publisher Jim Moroney, President John McKeon and Chief Financial Officer Alison Engel made out pretty, pretty ... More >>
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 >>
On Friday, A.H. Belo Corporation announced that it would, yet again, lay off about 500 more workers at all of its properties, among them The Dallas Morning News and The Providence Journal. At the same time, Belo managers, in the newspaper group and in the corporate offices, were receiving bonuses pr ... More >>
A.H. Belo announced this morning that it is going to "cut approximately 500 jobs, or more than 14 percent of its workforce," at all of its properties, among them The Dallas Morning News and the Providence Journal. Which is why a Friend of Unfair Park sends this announcement from the Providence Newsp ... More >>
"Anchor baby" is just another way of saying "United States citizen"
You will find here this morning several "arguments why A.H. Belo would be a good investment," among them "experienced and shareholders-aligned management" (meaning Belo's chairman, president and chief executive officer Robert Decherd) and its estimable catalog of valuable properties. The analysis co ... 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 >>
The Securities and Exchange Commission is letting Belo Corp. off the hook concerning those inflated circulation numbers three years ago. Courtesy Editor & Publisher, that info can be found in Belo's SEC filing yesterday, in which it says: In 2004, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission ... More >>
Two weeks after Will Clarke's autobiographical short story "How to Kill a Boy That Nobody Likes" raised a ruckus in Rhode Island, the story resurfaces. That's because Lori Drew, mother of a 15-year-old freshman at Cumberland High School up in R.I., is still so furious over Clarke's tale that she has ... 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 >>
A couple of weeks back, as we noted, a Citigroup analyst suggested Belo's stock was undervalued and underperforming because its newspapers were dragging down its TV stations' value. Day after that, Belo's stock hit a 52-week high. And a few days after that, Barron's suggested, hey, Belo might wanna ... More >>
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