Yesterday was First-Quarter Earnings Day for Dallas Morning News parent A.H. Belo, or as we call it in the newspaper business, So How Many of Us Are Getting Whacked on Christmas Day? Day.
The news was pretty predictable: Total first-quarter revenue was $105 million, down 7 percent over last year. ... More >>
There was a day when I might have come up laughing at the big investigative package in yesterday's Dallas Morning News on University of Texas Southwestern Medical School ex-president Kern Wildenthal and his expense account madness.
It's not just that the News "buried the lede," as we say in the ne ... More >>
I asked Schutze yesterday: "You know what tomorrow is?" His response: "Um, Thursday?" Well, yes, that -- and the 20th anniversary of the death of the Dallas Times Herald, which was bought by The Dallas Morning News on December 8, 1991, for $55 million, and then shuttered after 103 years in existence ... More >>
Fine print alert!
When Mayor Tom Leppert tells you that yesterday's agenda item vote on the city tax rate didn't mean anything, he's got his hand deep in your pocket. It may be fine print, but ask Leppert why the vote was required by state law if it didn't mean anything.
Yesterday's council walko ... More >>
Still no news about that alleged concert at the Cotton Bowl, but I did learn the following from glancing at the Park and Rec meeting agenda for this week:Park and Rec is in the process of executing concession contracts with the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation that will allow for the sale of alcoh ... More >>
So says Editor & Publisher in its just-published list of "10 That Do It Right." A.H. Belo biggest wig Robert Decherd has long maintained the free, miniature Morning News is a money-maker, not merely a trash-generator. (Though, admittedly, my folks got a copy last week that wound up much close ... More >>
Owen Wilson, from the forthcoming book Top Dogs and Their PetsCurrent Dallas Morning News photographer David Woo and former Dallas Morning News photographer Richard Pruitt have been moonlighting on a side project: a coffee-table book titled Top Dogs and Their Pets, proceeds from which toward resc ... More >>
This morning, A.H. Belo Corporation announced that layoffs at The Dallas Morning News will begin promptly, with "the majority of the actions [taking place] today and tomorrow." By the time the company's done with its so-called "cost-cutting measures," it will have eliminated 14 percent of its total ... More >>
You'd think with A.H. Belo's ongoing fiscal woes that Robert Decherd hisself would make every effort to get The Dallas Morning News to folks who actually want home delivery. Alas, not so much, says Laura Bush in an interview set to air this evening on ABC's World News with Charles Gibson:"The only t ... More >>