The Dallas Morning News names head of digital audience 12/12/17

The Dallas Morning News has hired Dan Sherlock as head of digital audience. This is a newly created position and is integral to the company's digital strategy.

Sherlock was previously the senior vice president of digital consumer marketing for the Los Angeles Times/Tribune Publishing. He has had a distinguished career in the digital media and publishing industries as a paid digital content pioneer, a career-long subscription marketer and senior executive.

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Loose dogs and the 'North-South Gap' 9/18/17

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Even the judges noted that loose dogs in southern Dallas "might not seem to be an important issue." But, they said, Sharon Grigsby's editorials for The Dallas Morning News showed otherwise.

Grigsby, an editorial writer and columnist, is the winner in the over-50,000 division of the 2017 Carmage Walls Commentary Prize. She has been hounding city leaders on the subject for years.

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Dallas Morning News parent contracts with Gannett to produce print, digital ads 8/7/17

By Karen Robinson-Jacobs, The Dallas Morning News

A. H. Belo Corporation, parent of The Dallas Morning News, announced plans Friday to outsource much of its advertising creation and production work to the parent of USA Today.

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Inside The Dallas Morning News' newsroom transformation 7/10/17

During the past two years, The Dallas Morning News has undergone a massive transformational process – turning it from a print-focused legacy news organisation into one that aims to think digital first.

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Dallas Morning News wins national award for coverage of police ambush 6/27/17

The Dallas Morning News has been awarded a national Edward R. Murrow Award for its breaking news coverage of last year's deadly police ambush in Dallas. The entry showcases the bravery and diligent work of the journalism team, both those in the newsroom and those on the streets when the shooting took place.

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The Dallas Morning News had a pile of tech issues they weren't getting to, so they had a hackathon 4/25/17

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.

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The Dallas Morning News earns four first-place awards from the National Headliner Awards Competition 4/24/17

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.

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A. H. Belo Corporation appoints new leadership 2/20/17

A. H. Belo Corporation has announced the promotion of Grant S. Moise as executive vice president of A. H. Belo Corporation and general manager of The Dallas Morning News.

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Dallas Morning News to outsource print design work, eliminate 25 jobs 1/31/17

The Dallas Morning News will outsource its design and print layout work, eliminating 20 positions by midyear, Editor Mike Wilson informed the staff on Thursday.

"In a tough revenue time, the priority is to keep reporters in the community telling stories," Wilson said Thursday afternoon. "This change is meant to be invisible to readers."

Wilson wrote in an email to the staff that The News has hired GateHouse Media for the paper's print page design and layout. GateHouse owns 121 daily newspapers, including the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Columbus Dispatch – both of which it acquired in 2015.

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Serif, a new kind of content management system from The Dallas Morning News 1/24/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Serif is a new, reporter-friendly content management system developed by The Dallas Morning News that prioritizes mobile and digital content. Chris Williams, senior director of digital portfolio at The Dallas Morning News, explains its features and how it's changed things up at The Dallas Morning News.

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