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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Ron AndersonLast 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
... 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
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Morning News deals with circulation woes
Two new Dallas papers are keeping tabs on the little futhermuckers
Gerry Fraley, The Dallas Morning News
The DMN gets busy "re-orging"
So is media consolidation a bad thing?
Bark gets a bite--but just this once
The DMN dips its toes in the waters of "private pleasures" advertising
Why did the DMN kill a story about political favoritism? Guess right and win!
Ten years later, the Dallas Times Herald is still missed
The Morning News keeps the evil thoughts away
Kevin Sherrington, The Dallas Morning News
Bigotry by Any Name, Kind of Wack, Straight Shot
DMN security compromised by computer whizzer
Helen Bryant resigned, huh? No harm in applying for a gig that sweet, is there?
Cultural ignoramuses; Steppin' out with Mr. F; Hail to the chief; Take a trolley Uptown; Muddy waters
Misguided Muslims; Dot-dot-dot stuff
The News now co-owns the Mavericks, but at what price?