Newport News and Palestine writers awarded Carmage Walls Commentary Prize 10/11/18

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.

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The Dallas Morning News names Susan Kerr vice president of print audience 6/11/18

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.

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Veteran newspaper photographer retires from The Dallas Morning News 5/22/18

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.

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Jim Moroney to retire from Dallas Morning News parent company; Robert Decherd returns as CEO 5/9/18

Jim Moroney, chairman, president and chief executive officer of A. H. Belo Corporation, plans to retire effective with the May meeting of the Board of Directors. Moroney will continue serving as a director and will assume the title of publisher emeritus of The Dallas Morning News, where he served as publisher and chief executive officer from 2001 until March 2018.

Robert W. Decherd will succeed Moroney as chairman, president and chief executive officer.

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Grant Moise becomes publisher of The Dallas Morning News 4/10/18

Grant Moise, who was named general manager of The Dallas Morning News a year ago, has been elevated to president and publisher of the news organization.

Moise, 42, succeeds Jim Moroney, who will continue to serve as board chairman, president and chief executive of The News' parent company, Dallas-based A. H. Belo Corporation.

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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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