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The Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News - Dallas, Texas
Address: Dallas, TX
Website: http://www.dallasnews.com/
Published: 2 stories


The Dallas Morning News is the major daily newspaper serving the Dallas, Texas (USA) area, with a circulation of 264,459 subscribers, the Audit Bureau of Circulations reported in September 2010. It was founded on October 1, 1885, by Alfred Horatio Belo as a satellite publication of the Galveston Daily News, of Galveston, Texas. Today it has one of the 20 largest paid circulations in the United States. Throughout the 1990s and as recently as 2010, the DMN has won numerous Pulitzers for both reporting and photography, George Polk Awards for education reporting and regional reporting, and an Overseas Press Club award for photography. The company has its headquarters in Downtown Dallas.

A. H. Belo Corporation owns the papers, both of which are headquartered in downtown Dallas.

In late 1991, the DMN became the lone major newspaper in the Dallas market, when its rival the Dallas Times Herald was closed after several years of hard-fought circulation wars between the two papers, especially over the then-burgeoning classified advertising market. In July of 1986, the Times Herald was purchased by a fledgling newspaper impresario, the controversial William Dean Singleton, owner of MediaNews Group. After 18 months of tepid efforts to turn the paper around, Singleton sold it to an associate. On 8 December 1991, Belo bought the Times Herald for $55 million, closing the paper the next day.

The fact that Singleton had begun his newspaper career at the Morning News in the 1970s fueled speculation DMN had been behind the entire sale and closure of their rival paper. While the News obviously stood to benefit, no evidence was ever proffered of behavior outside the bounds of the admittedly rough newspaper trade.

Stories (2)

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 @ 02:08PM
UPDATED: Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 @ 09:24AM
Monday, April 26th, 2010 @ 07:39AM