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 "Rock of Truth." The downtown building, home since 1949, gets its nickname from the words engraved into stone that stretches above the front doors. They read: