John McKeonYesterday we got word that John McKeon, the president and general manager of The Dallas Morning News since October 2007, was leaving, which publisher Jim Moroney confirmed via email. At which point a press release went out, leading with news of fourth-quarter 2011 earnings ("decrease o ... More >>
At left is Allen Merriman, editor emeritus; at right, James Chambers, a publisherSpeaking of fine art ...Tuesday morning, our editorial assistant got the phone call. The voice on the other end of the line whispered: Someone has just brought to Consignment Heaven dozens of pieces taken out of the ... More >>
Too bad Belo Corp. killed its Young Street show ... If you're unaware for whom Young Street downtown is named, here's a brief history lesson courtesy the Texas/Dallas History & Archives at the Dallas Public Library:Young Street was named for Methodist minister Reverend William C. Young. Young ha ... 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 >>
Ray Hunt, the most amazing person in the history of ever Am I the only masochist who actually read through all the way to the end of that embarrassing Ray Hunt story on the front page of yesterday's Dallas Morning News? Well, see, whenever I see one of those stories in The News that has no apparent ... More >>
The biggest shoot-out in Dallas' political history
Finally. At last. The case concerning The Dallas Morning News' phony circulation numbers is no longer in legal limbo, where it's resided for the past three years. Because today, a federal judge refused to dismiss the lawsuit, despite Belo Corp.'s best efforts to get the case tossed. So what does tha ... More >>
At some point today, somebody at D will say Jim's lying abut the Trinity River project. And we will act oh-so-surprised. For a sickening example of local kiss-up media carrying water for the Trinity River gang, please read today's story at the top of The Dallas Morning News metro front, "Trinity pr ... More >>
The bod couple: Al Goldstein and Josh Alan Friedman were feted at The Lodge last night. That, my friends, is how you know you've made it. Wanna know how to keep from winding up homeless and sleeping on the floor of a deli? "Pay attention to the Internet." That was among the more practical pearls of ... More >>
On Wednesday, Dallas Morning News staffers could begin accepting the newspaper's buyout offers, and they did so in droves; some 80 staffers have taken the parting gift, among them some high-profile arts critics, reporters and editors. They've been named here and here, but those lists aren't necessar ... More >>
Where would we be without these powerful peeps? In the fetal position, craving sports.
Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong Jr. says there has been no "definitive" decision made concerning impending layoffs buyouts at Dallas' Only Daily. Over the last two days, I've heard from a number of sources, none of whom are mentioned in this post, that Belo Corp. management has decided to ditch ... More >>
Well, the blogster microscope has really drilled down into the cellular structure of the story involving Mayor Laura Miller, her AMR Corp. stock and alleged conflict of interest, and Dallas Morning News reporter Dave Levinthal. Now we've got detailed accounts, via e-mail, from everyone involved--inc ... More >>
Mayor Laura is pretty pissed off at The Dallas Morning News and reporter Dave Levinthal over his story Saturday about Mayor Miller, her husband and some stock they owned briefly in AMR Corp., parent of American Airlines. She says she gave Levinthal information showing she didn't vote on any American ... More >>
Mayor Miller wants a casino downtown? Hmm.
An ignored study raises doubt about Dallas' proposed role as hotelier
We just don't want to get caught inside after dark
So, WFAA loses one reporter. No big deal, right? Wrong.
Here's to all the stuff that could have happened at Dallas City Hall
No fix for potholes, but big parks for the fat cats
Will Belo be bought? Yes. Or no. Either way, you won't be able to tell.
CueCat was a little like a mule with a spinning wheel--so says Dallas' own Lyle Lanley
The News' M&M boys, Moroney and Mong, take over. Maybe.
The protesters at Laura Miller's house were Dallas-style terrorists, working for the chief of police
The News' parent levels a historic building as the paper opines for a new hotel
He's violated the public trust and betrayed his own ethical standards. But is Dallas' perpetually annoying councilman guilty of fraud, perjury, and extortion?
For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?