Former Dallas Morning News downtown campus sold to local developer Ray Washburne
A. H. Belo Corporation has sold the former campus of The Dallas Morning News downtown for $28 million to local developer and co-owner of Highland Park Village Ray Washburne.
The purchase price is made up of $5.6 million in cash paid at the closing and a two-year, seller-financed promissory note of $22.4 million. The eight-acre campus includes two buildings that total about 325,000 square feet, plus a parking garage.
Read more from The Dallas Morning NewsMORE
Recap the news in a weekly Instagram newsletter
Here's a great idea for reaching your readers on Instagram:
Each week, The Dallas Morning News publishes a weekly Instagram Newsletter that recaps the week's news in images.MORE
Snap! Dallas Morning News photographers offer photo workshop
Here's a novel event idea that involves the photo department at The Dallas Morning News. Fifteen people will get lessons in an intensive food photography workshop from three members of the paper's photo staff.MORE
A. H. Belo Corporation announces termination of agreement to sell property
A. H. Belo Corporation has received written notice from 508 Young Acquisition LP, an affiliate of KDC Development, LLC, exercising its right to terminate the agreement dated Oct. 29 under which 508 Young Acquisition LP contracted to acquire the former campus of The Dallas Morning News in downtown Dallas for $33 million.MORE
Newport News and Palestine writers awarded Carmage Walls Commentary Prize
The editorial staff of the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., and the editor of the Palestine (Texas) Herald-Press were awarded top honors in the competition this year for the Carmage Walls Commentary Prize, presented Thursday, Oct. 11, at the SNPA News Industry Summit.
In the over 50,000 circulation bracket, top honors went to the Daily Press Editorial Staff (Marisa Porto, publisher and editor-in-chief; C.W. Johnson, opinion editor; Robert Brauchle; Mike Holtzclaw; and David Ress).
In the under 50,000 circulation group, first place went to Jeffery Gerritt, editor, Palestine Herald-Press, Palestine, Texas.
Read about additional awards.MORE
The Dallas Morning News names Susan Kerr vice president of print audience
The Dallas Morning News announces the hiring of Susan Kerr as vice president of print audience, a newly created position reporting to President and Publisher Grant Moise. In an effort to strengthen the subscription focus of the business, The Dallas Morning News tapped industry veteran, Kerr to lead those efforts.MORE
Veteran newspaper photographer retires from The Dallas Morning News
On May 1, people crowded the newsroom at The Dallas Morning News to say goodbye to friend and colleague, David Woo.
"I love you all," said Woo as he tried to contain his emotion. "I can't say enough how much I really enjoyed all of you."
From the crowd and the speeches, it was clear the feeling was mutual.
Woo spent 42 years as a photographer for The Dallas Morning News.MORE
Inside The Dallas Morning News' newsroom transformation
The Dallas Morning News had a pile of tech issues they weren't getting to, so they had a hackathon
The Dallas Morning News has made a lot of changes in the last few years. They launched a new site. They built a custom content management system. They built an app. And they shook up how they do basically everything else.
But all of that change and milestone projects have also meant that a pile of bug fixes, and upgrades got bigger and bigger.
So they decided to hold a two-week hackathon to figure them out.
"It's a little bit of Silicon Valley coming to a 130-year-old media institution," said Nicki Purcell, chief digital officer and senior vice president of consumer sales.
The hackathon, which ended Friday, included a team of internal developers and people from Lifeblue Creative and Digital Technology, a Dallas-based firm that has worked with the Morning News since it began its digital transformation. In all, about 30 people participated.
Read more from Poynter.org.MORE
The Dallas Morning News earns four first-place awards from the National Headliner Awards Competition
The Dallas Morning News earned 14 honors from the National Headliner Awards competition, including four first-place awards. This annual contest is one of the oldest and largest of its kind to recognize journalistic merit in the communications industry.MORE
We have a new website:
America's Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago.
Dean Ridings will be its chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.
America's Newspapers unites two of the oldest press associations to form one of the industry's largest advocates for newspapers and the many benefits to their communities, civil life, freedom of expression and democracy.
"Newspaper journalism provides a voice for the voiceless, challenges elected officials, shines a light on government, calls for change when change is needed, and exposes corruption and injustice," said Chris Reen, the president and publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs who will serve as the first president of America's Newspapers.More
New association launches today;
SNPA-Inland merger is complete
A new association formed by the consolidation of SNPA and the Inland Press Association was officially launched today. The name of the new association will be announced on Oct. 6 at the association's first annual meeting in Chicago.
Edward VanHorn, SNPA's executive director, said that the merger unites two of the country's oldest press associations into a progressive new organization that will use its bigger and more powerful voice to be an unapologetic advocate for newspapers.More