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    October 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    John Tesar's Spoon Named One of the World's Best New Restaurants by Condé Nast Traveler

    The July issue of Conde Nast Traveler, which hits the stands June 25, has a feature on the 70 Best New Restaurants in the World. The list concentrates on seven specific cities: NYC, San Francisco, London, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai Sydney. And then the American South is lumped into one category. See a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    We Few, We Miserable Few: Jim Rallies the Troops With Words Fit for Henry V

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Uh-Oh, Schutze is Optimistic About the Word Biz. (His Editor Wonders if It's Résumé Time.)

    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 >>

  • 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 27, 2011

    Dallas News Publisher Jim Moroney Addresses Decision to Shutter Quick, Rumors of Layoffs

    ​As Merritt noted on Mixmaster earlier, The Dallas Morning News will no longer publish Quick after its August 4 issue, bringing to a close the free weekly's 8-year-long run. Jim Moroney, the publisher and CEO at The News, tells Unfair Park he broke the news to its staff at around 10:30 this mornin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Study Says Dallas Am Not Be Very Literate

    Via Threadless​Don't get defensive. That's just what Dr. John W. Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University, says in the seventh-annual report America's Most Literate Cities 2010 released today. Yet again, when ranking the 75 top-population cities in the U.S., Miller looked at six " ... 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

    June 11, 2008

    Bad News Idea Makes Gawker

    Yesterday's news that The News would be delivering a bare-bones version of its daily product to the front lawns of rich folks who really don't want it has landed Dallas' Only Daily on Gawker, with the headline: "Unwanted Free Papers Delivered To Uninterested Rich Readers." Which, yes, more or less s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Wherein Jim Schutze Introduces His New Blog ... Waitaminute.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Belo Corp. Now a Split Personality

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2007
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    July 27, 2007

    Belo Earnings: Could Be Better, Could Be Worse

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    Dallas' Beta Blockers Trying to Stop Dow Jones-Rupert Murdoch Deal

    The big-money men at Dallas' Beta Capital Group are trying to scrape together enough spare change to stop Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal takeover. Word was only 10 days ago that Rupert Murdoch had succeeded in his efforts to buy The Wall Street Journal from Dow Jones & Co. -- for five billion, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2007
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    June 13, 2007

    Yoo-Hoo, Belo -- the Wall Street Journal Thinks You're Cute. "Attractive," Even.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007
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    March 14, 2007

    Mommy Dearest. At Least, That's What The Dallas Morning News is Banking On.

    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 >>

  • 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

    November 20, 2006

    Belo in Bed with Yahoo!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2006

    Buy Belo. Or: Bye, Belo.

    Today's the day The Dallas Morning News sets its "voluntary" buyout list: Staffers have till 5:30 p.m. to withdraw their acceptances, which some folks have done and others are contemplating as the end draws near. But there's at least one person in this world high on Belo, and his name ain't Robert D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2006

    Bye, Bye, Buyout

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2006

    Down Belo

    Belo Corp. issued a press release this morning announcing that while its television group's making money--revenue increased 8.6 percent in July 2006 versus last year--its newspaper group revenue is down. Says here, "Newspaper Group total revenue decreased 4.2 percent for the month of July versus the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    June 8, 2006

    Summer Reading. For Dorks.

    BenBella's got a Star Trek book coming out, and it's awesome. Wait, did I say that out loud? Three years ago, I wrote in the paper version of Unfair Park about Glenn Yeffeth, a business consultant of some 15 years who one day chucked his profitable career to begin a new one as book publisher. I must ... More >>

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Where there's a Will

    Will Clarke has a deal with a New York publisher and a Hollywood studio, and it only took him eight years to become an overnight success

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    March 6, 2003


    Publish Or Perish

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Greeting Cards (nice)

    Mark & Larry's Stuff

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Making Book

    First-time authors gamble on a new form of publishing taking its first shaky steps

  • News

    March 14, 2002

    Novel Idea

    A tiny publisher in the Big Bend lands a whopperthe sequel to The Bridges of Madison County

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Book Title by a Dallas Author

    "I Watched a Wild Hog Eat My Baby!"

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • News

    July 13, 2000

    E-publish or perish

    Move over Mr. Gutenberg -- Dallas Internet entrepeneur Patrick Seaman is hunting for the "killer app" to create the next revolution in publishing

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Bug in your ear

    For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, it's gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV commercial composer.

  • News

    September 19, 1996

    Making book

    Author Alasan Mansaray is peddling his first novel any way that comes to mind

  • News

    May 16, 1996

    Rhyme and Reason

    Leaning House Records puts a new slant on poetry