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Robert Decherd

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    November 21, 2013

    Watching JFK's Ghost Fade Away

    The 50th is the last big moment of mourning for Dallas' aging true grievers.

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    December 27, 2011

    Before We Get (Another) Plan for Downtown's Parks, the Bridge Club Should Get a Clue

    Tale of two cities on today's front pages: Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic at The New York Times, presents a big-canvas panoramic of Rio Park in Madrid, Spain, where they entombed a highway to bring a river back to life. Linking Madrid's vast and wonderful new park to trends in Europe and Am ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Big Belo Bonuses Big News in Providence

    Robert Decherd​Don'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 >>

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    July 22, 2010
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    December 28, 2009

    Kissin' Cousins: Who the Hell Came Up With That List of Would-Be Mayoral Candidates?

    David Laney, who at least looks like a Dallas mayor​Reading The Dallas Morning News is easy. I don't know why people complain. I had at least three conversations Sunday with grumpy people all upset and confused about the Gromer Jeffers story in the Sunday paper: "Issue of Dallas' next mayor isn't ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009
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    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 >>

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    April 2, 2009

    In Advance of Layoffs, A.H. Belo Corp. to Reduce Salaries and Pension Contributions

    On DMNCuts, word is A.H. Belo Corp. will start trimming staff at The Dallas Morning News early next week. Which will be followed on May 1 by pay cuts for all: Robert Decherd this morning sent a "Letter to Colleagues" in which the A.H. Belo chairman, CEO and president announced that anyone making ove ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Following News of More Belo Layoffs, Union Demands Robert Decherd Take a Pay Cut

    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 >>

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    October 24, 2008

    The Recession's Here. Over There Too.

    First, the good news this a.m.: Gas prices around the DFW are drop, drop, dropping -- in some areas down to $2.25 a gallon, well below last year's $2.70 and the current local average of $2.57. The bad news? Stock prices are drop, drop, dropping worldwide -- it ain't looking good this morning. As my ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 29, 2008

    Decherd: News to Remain "Essential to the Local News and Information Needs."

    Robert Decherd Seeking Alpha has posted the transcript of yesterday's conference call during which A. H. Belo Corporation execs, including chairman Robert Decherd and Dallas Morning News publisher Jim Moroney, chatted with three analysts concerning the company's second-quarter earnings. But, of cour ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008

    After Posting Another Loss, A.H. Belo to Shed People and Property

    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 >>

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    May 21, 2008

    Dallas, Your Morning News Is About to Get a Little More Expensive

    So, now we know what A. H. Belo Corporation CEO Robert Decherd meant in April when he wrote to shareholders of "creating sustainable incremental revenue streams": He's raising the newsstand price of The Dallas Morning News. A Friend of Unfair Park delivers the news this morning, and a customer servi ... More >>

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    May 15, 2008

    Dallas Summer Musicals and the Center for the Performing Arts Battle It Out for Broadway

    DSM says CPA will cannibalize other theaters. CPA says DSM is afraid of competition. We say 'bout time rich people fought rich people.

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    April 21, 2008

    Decherd Shares With A. H. Belo Corp.'s Shareholders This Morning

    Robert Decherd In advance of A. H. Belo Corporation's first-quarter financials conference call next week, chairman of the board, president and all-'round CEO Robert Decherd has sent a good news-bad news missive to stockholders today. Writes Decherd concerning the state and fate of The Dallas Morning ... More >>

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    April 21, 2008

    Decherd's Letter to Belo Stockholders Leads to Fewer Belo Stockholders

    Robert Decherd This line from A.H. Belo Corp. bossman Big Bob Decherd's Monday-morning missive to stockholders is attracting quite a bit of attention today: The Dallas Morning News' recently spun-off mother company's "1st quarter financial performance will be substantially below our expectations." W ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 2, 2007
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    August 1, 2007

    Dallas' One-Man Newspaper Dynasty

    In the wake of yesterday's announcement that the Bancroft family had indeed agreed to sell Dow Jones & Co. for $5 billion to Rupert Murdoch, this morning the Los Angeles Times wonders whether newspaper dynasties aren't quickly becoming a dying breed. Of course, it need look no further than George Ba ... More >>

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    July 5, 2007

    CJR to DMN: You Kinda Suck

    Yesterday morning, I found in my in-box this Columbia Journalism Review story about The Dallas Morning News -- specifically, about the state o' Dallas' Only Daily in the wake of the 2004 and '06 layoffs that reduced the newsroom staff by 30 percent. The piece -- penned by former News-ers turned loca ... More >>

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    March 29, 2007

    Steve Blows

    Why is the DMN's mild-mannered columnist suddenly impatient about the Trinity River?

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    October 16, 2006

    Dear Fellow Employee...

    Belo Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer Robert W. Decherd sent the troops a "Dear Fellow Employees" letter today in which he said, more or less, Hey, baby, everything's gonna be fine--trust me, baby. More or less. Not really in those terms. You get the idea. Decherd, who was all b ... More >>

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    September 18, 2006
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    September 14, 2006

    The 411 on The 111

    Some Morning News staffers we know have taken to calling Belo CEO Robert Decherd "Howard Hughes" because he's been kinda absent of late. Well, we assume that's why. Nothing to do with jarring, we don't think. Well, at least there's no more guessing to be done about the final number. It's 111, for th ... More >>

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    August 3, 2006

    Gets Your Circulation Going

    By now you know things are not all rainbows and unicorns and cotton candy at The Dallas Morning News. They're "reshaping the newsroom," ya know, getting ready to fire somewhere between 50-100 (or more) newsroom employees in the coming days...sorry, they're getting ready to offer them buyouts, my bad ... More >>

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    June 27, 2006

    Belo the Belt

    News this week--well, last week, really--that The Dallas Morning News is offering buyouts to some 40 (or 60 or more) of its folks before firing 'em outright has rekindled memories of the October 2004 massacre that left 250 Belo Corp. employees jobless. And it's raised the specter of the circulation ... More >>

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    May 11, 2006

    Double Decherd

    The Dallas Morning News owner sounded smart, so it had to be an impersonator

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    March 31, 2006
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    November 25, 2004

    The Envelope, Please

    The Great Schutzkin predicts strife and disagreement on the city council

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    November 11, 2004

    Surrender Now!

    My prediction: That's the advice McKinsey's going to give the council

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    October 7, 2004
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    October 7, 2004

    Deciphering the News

    Belo's answers raise more questions

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    August 12, 2004

    Numbers Game

    The Morning News deals with circulation woes

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    July 29, 2004

    Deal

    Decherd and the boys get downtown. Miller gets the crown.

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    July 1, 2004

    Stepford Mayor

    Laura Miller's husband orders a shift for City Hall

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    June 24, 2004
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    May 27, 2004

    Poof

    City manager disappears--a trick!

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    April 29, 2004

    Talkin' Doo-doo

    The DMN's special section was great. And weird. Of course.

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    July 3, 2003

    Loopy

    Weenie is as weenie does

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    April 3, 2003

    Phoned In

    When inspiration calls, I listen...and then I type 1,250 words

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    September 14, 2000

    Filler

    For immediate release

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    February 6, 1997

    Shameless in Seattle

    A breach-of-contract lawsuit dogs A.H. Belo's bid to join the media big leagues

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    June 13, 1996

    Power Houses

    A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers

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    May 23, 1996
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    November 16, 1995
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    May 25, 1995
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    April 20, 1995
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    February 9, 1995
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    January 12, 1995
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