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    January 7, 2014

    Dallas Police Chief David Brown Would Prefer Not to Be Called a "Cocksucker"

    Dallas Police Chief David Brown engaged in a brief Twitter spat with DMN reporter Scott Goldstein Monday, which evaporated from the Internet like water in the desert. It all stems from an incident outside of Brown's office, when Tanya Eiserer, longtime crime reporter with The Dallas Morning News, di ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Derek Holland's Vow of Seriousness Was Remarkably Short-Lived

    Let's step back in time for a moment and revisit one of the key story lines going into the Texas Rangers' ultimately disappointing 2013 season. Here's how ESPN put it: And The Dallas Morning News:

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    April 5, 2013

    Vouchers Suffered a Blow in the Texas House, but "Vouchers" Definitely Are Still in Play

    Yesterday the State House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 1, a new state budget of $193.8 billion, by a lop-sided vote of 135-12. One of the more surprising parts of the bill's passage is the approval of an anti-private school voucher amendment, passed by a vote of 103-43. The amendment, spo ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    What's With All These Duplicate Reviews, Anyway?

    In the comments of my recent review of SNACK, Torchness asks: Can you please explain why the Observer reviews every week are almost always the same restaurant as the Dallas Morning News Reviews (or, vice versa)? I find this obnoxious. Why can't there be different reviews week to week? Personally ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Dallas Police & Fire Pension Says Lawsuit Isn't Imminent, Questions Morning News' Ethics

    Perhaps you've heard by now: the Morning News reports that negotiations "have all but broken down" between the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, who own the neighboring Museum Tower, which its critics say is really lighting up the neighborhood. But a statement ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Picking Apart The Dallas Morning News' Smug Sense of Its Own Virtue

    ​Quite a bit of chest-puffing harrumphing holier-than-thou going on over at The Dallas Morning News editorial page today, with a self-congratulatory ditty about that dirty Rupert Murdoch, about those nasty dirty Brit tabloids and about how happy the News is with itself for being ... well ... y ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.24.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Love the Mavs' draft. Turning the 26th pick into Rudy Fernandez is a big win. Think of Fernandez, 26 and a three-year veteran with the Blazers, as a younger, better Peja Stojakovi ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Woman Cries Over In-N-Out Burger. This is Getting Weird.

    Dallas Morning NewsShe needs double-double napkins.​Yes, it happened. Burger tears. Real ones. While some twitter-ers are retina-bursting with In-N-Out hype rage, the folks down at the freshly opened Frisco location are busting in their shorts. Cheap Bastard Alice Laussade, who tweeted a photo of ... More >>

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    January 30, 2011

    Critical Condition: War Between Dallas News and Parkland Escalates Over "Ouster" Story

    Dr. Lauren McDonald​A few weeks back we took a look at the back-and-forth between The Dallas Morning News and Parkland Memorial Hospital, which, in recent months, has been the subject of numerous investigative pieces detailing patients put at risk and "needlessly harmed," in the words of News Depu ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    "Against the Grain": Jim Moroney on the Decision to Erect a Paywall at The Dallas News

    ​Shortly before The Dallas Morning News announced the erection of its paywall, which goes into place February 15, publisher and CEO Jim Moroney sent to the staff a memo in which he wrote: Brace yourself. Said Moroney in a phone conversation with Unfair Park at 6:30 this morning, as he was driving ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Stick It In Your Earmark, or: You Don't Have to Look Far To See When Good Money Goes Bad

    The Trinity Parkway Toll Road, looking south from Hampton Road, from the master plan​Not to be cranky or anything, but it's really irritating to read all this crap about congressional earmarks and realize nobody knows what the hell they're talking about. Stories in both The Dallas Morning News and ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    The Ongoing Scrap Over Oak Cliff Scrap Yard

    ​Yesterday The Dallas Morning News editorial page rolled out the big cannons and opened fire again on Oak Cliff Metals, a metal recycling yard on Pontiac Street in Oak Cliff that the paper wants moved, we know not why. The editorial, which I'm sure was written by editorialisto Tod Robberson, basic ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Back Before Editors Reported to Sales Execs

    ​Says this top-rated eBay-er, the photo above comes from The Dallas Morning News newsroom -- dunno who it is, dunno when it was taken. I've asked Schutze, who started at the rival Dallas Times Herald 'round the time this appears to have been snapped, but he can't say for sure. All he knows is she ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Inside Dallas News's Price-Hike Strategy

    ​The Dallas Morning News's circulation is way down -- by 30 percent since 2007 -- which is just what A.H. Belo higher-ups expected when they decided to start upping the price of the paper. In a "special report," Editor & Publisher details just how the News came up with the decision to charge $ ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    The Butterscotch Stallion's Faithful Sidekick and Other Famous Faces' Doggone Book

    Owen Wilson, from the forthcoming book Top Dogs and Their Pets​Current 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 >>

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    July 15, 2009

    Apparently, Robert Decherd Needs to Be Fixed

    Says so right there on The Dallas Morning News's "Problem Tracker" Web site.

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    June 29, 2009

    "Suspicious Object" on a Light Pole in Front of Dallas News, WFAA Gets Police Attention

    Schutze is at the Don Hill trial today, and during the lunch break he was sent word that WFAA and The Dallas Morning News buildings on César Chávez were cordoned off by police. Till moments ago, the Dallas Police Department's Web site listed an active call down thataways with no further explanatio ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Called for Charging: Mark Cuban Delivers News Some Suggestions For Keeping Readers

    This morning, The Dallas Morning News released its circulation stats covering the last six months, and, as to be expected, they're down: "Daily circulation in the same period was 331,907 and 474,923 for Sunday, representing a reduction of 9.9% and 8.7% respectively, compared with the six-month perio ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Sloppy Seconds: All Washed Up

    After a long night traipsing around Austin looking for another Michelob Ultra or Tuaca giveaway party, nothing soaks it all up like a lukewarm slice of Roppolo's pizza and a mind-clearing read through the City of Ate archives. That's how some of us felt, anyway, in the wake of SXSW this week. If you ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    Is Your News Worth a Dollar a Day?

    A.H. Belo hopes you think so, because The Dallas Morning News just posted the following notice: Starting Feb. 9, The Dallas Morning News will increase the newsstand price of its Monday-through-Saturday newspapers to one dollar from the current level of 75 cents. The News attributed ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008

    Former DMN Food Critic Waltrina Stovall Dies

    She was highly regarded for her nuanced writing and rare ability to chain smoke through a meal and still understand the flavors. She was 71 and had been hospitalized for about a week.Teresa Gubbins at Pegasus News says it all. Expect a lengthy obituary in tomorrow's Dallas Morning News.I knew of her ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    Dead Men Writing

    Say it ain't so. It's so, ain't it? Picked up my Dallas Morning News this morning – Went into the driveway and physically picked it up. I’m a dinosaur, ridicule away. – pulled out SportsDay and had a bright idea. For Halloween I will dress as a newspaper. Nothing scarier. When I st ... More >>

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    October 27, 2008

    Dallas Morning News Has a Smaller, But Better Audience Now

    The Audit Bureau of Circulations released its latest Monday-through-Friday circ stats this morning, and The Dallas Morning News, like most of the Top 25 dailies in the country, reported a substantial drop from the same period in 2007 -- nearly 10 percent, to 338,933 copies daily. But, far as A.H. Be ... More >>

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    July 8, 2008

    Note to News: Just Bring Back the Paperboy and His Trusty Bicycle

    So, just maybe The Dallas Morning News won't be able to deliver, heh, on its promise to litter rich folks' front yards with those unwanted single-section papers called Briefing, blech. The latest adventure in CueCatting is due to touch your more manicured lawns come August 27 -- but today Editor & P ... More >>

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    June 10, 2008

    Are You Affluent? Time-Starved? Too Cheap to Buy The News?

    For those who read The Dallas Morning News' announcement of its latest print product -- Briefing, a "quick-read" freebie aimed at "time-crunched families" -- the press release outlining the August 27 debut left out a few things. Which is why you should also read the Editor & Publisher piece, which i ... More >>

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    April 23, 2008

    News Adds City Hall Blog, Eyeballs

    Hey, lookie, I got an e-mail from Dallas Morning News City Hall reporter Dave Levinthal! Alas, nothing too sexy -- just a note that "today, The Dallas Morning News launched a blog focused on Dallas City Hall and area political issues." And it's blessed with the catchiest of monikers: Dallas City Hal ... More >>

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    February 11, 2008

    Look Out, Belo! Redux

    And just how did A.H. Belo Corp. -- the "new" parent company of The Dallas Morning News -- celebrate it first full day as a spun-off stand-alone media empire? By watching its stock free fall more than 12 percent, or two whole dollars. Ooof. Reports Editor & Publisher, the stocked ended trading Frid ... More >>

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    January 18, 2008

    Public, Private -- What's the Dif? It's Eye Candy, Baby!

    In my e-mail in-box this morning was this message that makes a very good point about The Dallas Morning News and its coverage of the Calatrava bridges -- you remember them, right? Writes our new pal Kyle: I grow increasingly frustrated with Bruce Tomaso's continuing inaccuracies in The Dallas Mornin ... More >>

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    January 7, 2008

    The New York Times Is Now In Bidness With The Dallas Morning News

    Didn't know it was hard to get, but thanks to The Dallas Morning News, it'll now be easier to get The New York Times round these here parts. As in: The New York Times announced today that it has entered into an agreement with DFW Printing Company, the commercial printing entity of The Dallas Morning ... More >>

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    November 9, 2007

    Jim Needs The News' Help With a Little Fact-Checking

    Public Appeal to Michael A. Lindenberger, transportationologist, Dallas Morning News: I called you yesterday seeking comment on a story you had in The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday saying that the North Texas Tollway Authority may have to ask Dallas taxpayers for more money for the Trinity River ... More >>

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    October 18, 2007

    Fort Worth Episcopal Diocese Ready to Fight the Church Over Property

    Earlier this month, leaders of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth said they were considering leaving the Episcopal Church, which they consider too liberal, and affiliating with "another province of the worldwide Anglican Communion," according to this Dallas Morning News story. And as reporter Sam H ... More >>

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    June 11, 2007

    Surprise: Leo Chaney Loves Him Some Leo Chaney

    We already have this photo hanging above our fireplace. What more does Leo Chaney want? If you read one Dallas Morning News story all year, make it be this one. Because Leo Chaney's far more important than Juanita Craft. Oh, and after you read that Dallas Morning News story, call Leo Chaney and ask ... More >>

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    May 9, 2007

    Dunkin' Donuts Back in Dallas? That's So Last Year's News.

    You see this story in The Dallas Morning News yesterday, about the fact Dunkin' Donuts plans on opening up to 125 locations in the area as soon as it can get off its jelly-filled ass? Well, like, that's all well and good; dunno if they're going after the Starbucks crowd, as Dallas' Only Daily insist ... More >>

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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 >>

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    December 19, 2006
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    December 5, 2006

    Rolling Newspapers

    We're accepting nominations for Bob Mong nicknames. Anything with "Bong" would be cool, man. Real cool. This morning at, a few newspaper execs were asked to comment on the sorry state of the biz. Among those queried were Scott Bosley, executive director of the American Society of Newspaper ... More >>

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    November 17, 2006

    Slow News Day

    It took about five minutes for this much of The Dallas Morning News' crap Web site to load. Seriously. Five minutes. Sure, ours ain't the best either, but at least it loads...most of the time. I have been trying to focus my thoughts on why the new Dallas Morning News Web page irritates me so much. ... More >>

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    October 25, 2006

    Belo Suits: They Fit Like They're Handmade!

    Rhett Bomar, The Dallas Morning News has some more questions for ya, if you don't mind. OU does, apparently. I saw last night on KTVT-Channel 11 that some 18 former Dallas Morning News staffers have filed suit against their old boss, claiming age discrimination. The fine folks at FrontBurner have po ... More >>

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    September 29, 2006

    You Know What They Say About Small Packages

    Well, for one thing, they contain tiny gifts. Or dynamite. Or the new, sleeker model of Dallas' Only Daily. With Byron Nelson's death and Terrell Owens' accidental non-suicide attempt, this week provided an immediate Litmus test for the post-buyout Dallas Morning News' SportsDay section. And, like w ... More >>

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    September 13, 2006
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    September 11, 2006

    Mourning News

    We are not the only ones who get a little sick at the thought of a Dallas Morning News without Ed Bark in it. On Friday, all those who have taken The Dallas Morning News' buyout offer will be ushered out the door. I have no doubt it'll be the subject of much discussion here over the coming week. It' ... More >>

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    September 6, 2006

    Re: Bye. Out.

    A superior staffer at The Dallas Morning News who is not taking the buyout sends this missive regarding this morning's post about the list posted here. It says, as follows: "1) That's an incomplete list. A lot more good people are leaving. 2) Speaking as one of the 85% of the newroom that is not t ... More >>

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    August 28, 2006

    You Are Now in the Audience-to-Product Matrix

    Wanna know how The Dallas Morning News is advertising itself to advertisers? All you gotta do is click here to visit the paper's new Web site, which, it says here, is designed to serve as a "a one-stop solution site for its advertising clients and employees." Says Bernie Heller, the paper's vice pre ... More >>

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    August 24, 2006


    This afternoon, DallasBlog and FrontBurner began publishing the names of those staffers who have accepted the buyouts being offered by Dallas Morning News management. They sound about right from what we've been told over the course of the last two weeks; we have even more high-profile names to add, ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 8, 2006

    CD-ROMs? What, No Eight-Tracks? Reel-t0-Reels?

    The Los Angeles Times this morning has a story that's actually old news to most Dallas Morning News subscribers: Dallas' Only Daily is among two major newspapers in the country to include with its Sunday editions IMedia International Inc.-created CD-ROMs full of "movie previews, music samples, video ... More >>

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    July 20, 2006

    Note to DMN'ers: Keep Waiting.

    We just received a memo sent to Dallas Morning News staffers yesterday regarding the upcoming shake-up in the newsroom. As we noted here last week, the paper's about to lose some 50-60 employees in the coming days, some likely from GuideLive, not two years after Belo Corp. axed 250 workers at Dallas ... More >>

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    April 20, 2006
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    April 11, 2006

    The Love Belo

    Last night the Observer softball team convened for our weekly butt kicking. As in, we stand there, other teams do the kicking. But last night, it was personal. We played the Dallas Morning News team, a formidable crew outfitted with fancy-schmancy SportsDay shirts. One of them had on a knee brace. Y ... More >>

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    March 27, 2006

    DMN: I Want Your Mommy

    So it won't seem like a big surprise when The Dallas Morning News debuts its new section geared toward busy mommies, here's the premature announcement...oooh, perhaps that's the wrong choice of words. No matter. Actually, the News is one of six newspapers (out of 18 that applied) dipping into the Am ... More >>

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