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The Dallas Morning News Co.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    It'll Cost Dallas $3.3 Million to Pull Tires and Trash From the Trinity and Lake Ray Hubbard

    It's not just cars Dallas dumps in the Trinity River. It's tires, too -- tons of them embedded in the muck and stranded along the banks. Particularly cluttered is the stretch of river between the Trinity River Audubon Center and Interstate 20. "They just dumped load after load of tires, and they du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    The Masturbating Penis Surgeon Who Visited UT Southwestern: A Case Study in Bad PR

    A brief word of advice to Parkland and UT Southwestern. It's time to throw back the curtains and let in some sunlight. Drag all the skeletons from the closet. All of them, even those gruesomely deformed ones stuffed in the back. Put them where passersby can take a good long look. Blush. Act contrite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    How Not To Write About Female Musicians, Part 7,081

    This Dallas Morning News review of Gorilla vs. Bear's weekend concert came to my attention this morning. Now, in my preview piece for this show, I did mention that I appreciated the wealth of ladies on the bill. I pointed it out. Some might consider that stating something that doesn't need to be sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Five Restaurants Where Thrifty Foodniks Should Spend Their Summer

    While the Los Angeles Times continues to bask under star-free skies, the Dallas Morning News and most other major daily publications continue to honor tradition anointing dining establishments with one to four, and sometimes five stars, to indicate the overall level of satisfaction a diner should ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Spring Is Here, and Summer's Coming: This Week In Dallas Grubbing

    If you went out for lunch today, you're well aware that spring is here. Summer probably isn't too far off, which has me thinking about crab shacks, lobster rolls and other things near the shore. Maybe that's why I decided to review Sea Breeze Fish Market and Grill. The Plano restaurant has no surf o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    The News Buries the Lede in the Komen Story

    Just want to make sure you know what you're getting into if you count on The Dallas Morning News to tell you what's up. It's not that they won't. But you do have to deal with the social local filter. The New York Times this morning carries a story by Times staffer Natasha Singer under a headline, " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    The Battle Between Parkland and Dallas News Rages On In Missive From Hospital CEO

    Ron Anderson​Last week, Dallas Morning News Deputy Managing Editor Maud Beelman penned a piece for Harvard's Nieman Watchdog in which she explained the paper's yearlong investigation into the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital -- two heretofore "sacred c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Moroney's Memo

    ​When I spoke with Dallas Morning News publisher and CEO Jim Moroney Wednesday morning about the paper's forthcoming "'Subscriber Content' initiative," the very first thing he said was that he couldn't believe someone hadn't leaked his memo sent to the staff, which he then proceeded to summarize. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Dallas News to Erect Paywall Next Month

    ​At the end of August there was that report noting that The Dallas Morning News was about to put much of its staff-written content behind a paywall, leaving only Associated Press pieces and 150-word breaking-news briefs as gratis offerings. Publisher and CEO Jim Moroney told us that wasn't quite a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Because There's Nothing More Awkward and Adorable Than Celebs Taking Photos With Pets

    Back in July we noted that current Dallas Morning News photographer David Woo and former News photographer Richard Pruitt collaborated on a side project due on coffee tables in November: a tome titled Top Dogs and Their Pets, proceeds from which toward rescuing, rehabbing and re-housing abused puppi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    "Content Matters."

    David Simon, sitting to the left of Dallas Morning News publisher Jim Moroney at today's Senate subcommittee hearing on "The Future of Journalism," edited his prepared testimony. The creator of The Wire left out the part about how, when a newspaper exec complains about how technology is the sole rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Food For Thought 4.15.09

    "Are the people who seek to restrict the use of tobacco everywhere--and for everyone--the same people who seek to promote the use of marijuana?" (Leonard Welsh of Plano, as quoted by the Dallas Morning News. Not sure if they are the same people, but the generation responsible for such restrictions-- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Speaking of Former Dallas Journalists ...

    ... a Friend of Unfair Park directs our attention to D.L. Hughley's interview with ex-Dallas Morning News-er Michael Precker, whose move to The Lodge was mentioned twice last week in the Wall Street Journal. Precker now has a new nickname: "The Wolf Blitzer of Thongs."Embedded video from CNN Video

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Food For Thought 2.10.09

    "They still use those names--Colchester, Whitstable, Belon--but those places don't really produce many oysters anymore. Which means there's some creative marketing going on." (Robb Walsh, as quoted by Joyce Saenz Harris in the Dallas Morning News, discussing the importance of place of origin in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Coming Feb. 1: The Dallas/Fort Worth Morning Star-Telegram

    Known it for a while, but yesterday the head honchos at our two local dailies made it official: Beginning next month the newspaper sports war competition is over. The former rivals are now shaking hands, sharing headlines. It's happening all over the place, with even super powers like the Washingto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Dallas' Only Daily: The Incredible Shrinking Newspaper

    Once upon a time, ours was a three sports-page town. There were enough readers - enough advertisers - for the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Times Herald and Fort Worth Star-Telegram to not only survive, but thrive. Shoot, one of my first jobs at the FWS-T in the late '80s was to re-write the hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Dueling Critics

    Last week a reader commented on the impression, shared by many, that Dallas Observer (that's us) reviews tend to follow Dallas Morning News (them) pieces by a week or two. For instance, their Bill Addison tore into Pyramid on November 21. We did the same in the December 4 issue. He scoped out Bolsa ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008
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    May 6, 2008
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    November 9, 2007
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    October 15, 2007
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    April 18, 2007
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    January 3, 2007
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    May 25, 2006
  • News

    August 12, 2004

    Numbers Game

    The Morning News deals with circulation woes

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    Nervous

    Budget woes leave DMN staffers uneasy

  • News

    November 20, 2003

    Curse of Youth

    Two new Dallas papers are keeping tabs on the little futhermuckers

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Sports Columnist

    Gerry Fraley, The Dallas Morning News

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    Don't Let the Door Hitcha

    The DMN gets busy "re-orging"

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Public Disinterest

    So is media consolidation a bad thing?

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Aftermath

    Bark gets a bite--but just this once

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    Get Offa Our Cloud

    The DMN dips its toes in the waters of "private pleasures" advertising

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    Bill Due

    Why did the DMN kill a story about political favoritism? Guess right and win!

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    Fun and Justice

    Ten years later, the Dallas Times Herald is still missed

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    What's Up, 'Docks?

    The Morning News keeps the evil thoughts away

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Sports Columnist

    Kevin Sherrington, The Dallas Morning News

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Letters

    Bigotry by Any Name, Kind of Wack, Straight Shot

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    Buzz

    DMN security compromised by computer whizzer

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Position wanted

    Helen Bryant resigned, huh? No harm in applying for a gig that sweet, is there?

  • News

    June 1, 2000

    Letters

    Cultural ignoramuses; Steppin' out with Mr. F; Hail to the chief; Take a trolley Uptown; Muddy waters

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Fluff

    Misguided Muslims; Dot-dot-dot stuff

  • Culture

    July 29, 1999

    Belo's sure got balls

    The News now co-owns the Mavericks, but at what price?

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    July 3, 1997
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    February 20, 1997
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    December 19, 1996
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    April 18, 1996
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    March 14, 1996
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    February 15, 1996
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    December 7, 1995
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