The Dallas Morning News


What The Dallas Morning News learned by testing its new site in public

In July, as The Dallas Morning News covered a protest that turned into a deadly shooting, their website went down. Luckily, they had a backup. The downside? It wasn't quite ready yet. The new site was still being tested. But when their server failed, they pushed the bare-bones, dress rehearsal version out to readers. More than two months later, … Read More

Early bet on 'other' revenue is paying off at The Dallas Morning News

Jim Moroney was a John the Baptist of the newspaper industry five years ago when he suggested that the then-tiny "other" revenue category could grow to cover print losses. The Dallas Morning News publisher and A.H. Belo Chairman and CEO then practiced what he preached, aggressively buying up digital marketing and advertising companies around town and expanding commercial printing … Read More

Notes from a newsroom, in a city that's mourning

This essay, about being a journalist in Dallas after the fatal shooting of five police officers, originally ran on Facebook. Its author, Tom Huang, is the Sunday and enterprise editor for The Dallas Morning News and an adjunct faculty member at Poynter. It's republished here with his permission. I've seen terrible things in my life, yes, but also the remarkable … Read More

At The Dallas Morning News, becoming truly digital means starting over

DALLAS — Inside the third-floor newsroom, The Dallas Morning News looks like a lot of American newspapers. Fluorescent lights stretch across low ceilings. The carpet is speckled gray and sufficiently stained. The floors creak. One elevator only goes to the second and fourth floors, never the third. The Morning News is housed, for now, in what journalists there call the … Read More

The Dallas Morning News is exploring a move

Staff at The Dallas Morning News learned Wednesday morning that the newspaper is considering moving from its longtime headquarters at 508 Young Street. The building, which is nicknamed the “Rock of Truth” after a line in an engraving out front, has been home to the Morning News since 1949. Publisher and CEO Jim Moroney notes in a statement that the … Read More

R.I.P. -- Six month newspaper circulation reports are gone for good

Alliance for Audited Media logoCompulsive calendar watchers may have notice that May 1 has come and gone without the typical report on newspaper circulation averages for the six months ended March 31. There isn't such a report and won't be. Instead the Alliance for Audited Media is requiring newspapers to report quarterly and giving them the option of … Read More

It's Jan. 5. How are those resolutions?

Good morning and happy 2015. Here are 10 media stories. Remembering Stuart Scott ESPN's Stuart Scott died on Sunday. He was 49. (ESPN) | "Stuart Scott's death at 49 prompted a reminder that, yes, these are real people on TV." (Deadspin) | ESPN staff quietly created Scott's obit video last year. (ESPN) Some jobs are … Read More
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