Time just posted its list of "The Ten Major Newspapers That Will Fold Or Go Digital Next." And, no, The Dallas Morning News isn't among them. But the Star-Telegram is. Why?
9. The Fort Worth Star Telegram is another one of the big dailies that competes with a larger paper in a neighboring market -- Dallas. The parent of The Dallas Morning News, Belo, is arguably a stronger company that the Star Telegram's parent, McClatchy. The Morning News has a circulation of about 350,000 and the Star Telegram has just over 200,000. The Star Telegram will have to shut down or become an edition of its rival. Putting them together would save tens of millions of dollars a year.
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Well, they have been sharing a dresser drawer for months anyhow.