The Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News
An example of a cover from The Dallas Morning News in 2010.
The April 24, 2010 front page of
The Dallas Morning News
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) A. H. Belo Corporation
Publisher James M. Moroney III
Editor Mike Wilson
Founded 1885
Headquarters 508 Young Street
Dallas, Texas 75202
United States
Circulation 409,265 daily
697,717 Sunday[1]
ISSN 1553-846X

The Dallas Morning News is a major daily newspaper serving the Dallas, Texas area, with over 400,000 daily subscribers. It was founded on October 1, 1885, by Alfred Horatio Belo as a satellite publication of the Galveston Daily News, of Galveston, Texas.[2][3][4]

Today it has one of the 20 largest paid circulations in the United States.[5] Throughout the 1990s and as recently as 2010, the paper has won numerous Overseas Press Club award for photography. The company has its headquarters in Downtown Dallas.[6]


  • History 1
    • Neighborsgo 1.1
  • Awards 2
    • Pulitzer Prizes 2.1
    • George Polk Awards 2.2
    • Overseas Press Club Awards 2.3
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4
  • External links 5


The Dallas Morning News distribution center in Plano, TX.

The Dallas Morning News was founded in 1885 as a spin-off of the George Dealey.

In late 1991, The Dallas Morning News became the lone major newspaper in the Dallas market when the Dallas Times Herald was closed after several years of circulation wars between the two papers, especially over the then-burgeoning classified advertising market. In July 1986, the Times Herald was purchased by William Dean Singleton, owner of MediaNews Group. After 18 months of 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.

It was not the first time the Belo family had bought (and closed) a paper named The Herald in Dallas.

[In]...1879 Alfred H. Belo was investigating the possibility of establishing a sister paper in rapidly developing North Texas. When Belo's efforts to purchase the Herald [an extant paper in Dallas] failed, he sent [8][7]


In April 2005, The Dallas Morning News launched four editions of a weekly community newspaper called Neighbors. In April 2007, the publication was rebranded as neighborsgo and a website,, was launched. As of August 2011, neighborsgo published 11 weekly print editions and was distributed to more than 340,000 households in the Dallas area.


Pulitzer Prizes

George Polk Awards

  • 1990:[9] Gayle Reaves, David Hanners, and David McLemore for regional reporting
  • 1994:[10] Olive Talley for education reporting

Overseas Press Club Awards

  • 2001:[11] Cheryl Diaz Meyer for photographic reporting from abroad


  1. ^ "Total Circ for US Newspapers".  
  2. ^ Galveston Daily News: Daily News Firsts
  4. ^ Galveston Daily News: History of the Daily News
  5. ^ "2012 Top Media Outlets 2013; Newspapers" (PDF). BurrellesLuce. 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  6. ^ "Contact Us." The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved on November 21, 2009.
  8. ^ buys out rival paper", Texas Day by Day, 3 Dec 1885Morning News"Dallas
  9. ^ "LIU Brooklyn". 
  10. ^ "LIU Brooklyn". 
  11. ^

Further reading

  • Gelsanliter, David (1995). Fresh Ink: Behind the Scenes of a Major Metropolitan Newspaper.  
  • Reed, Roy (September 1998). "State of The American Newspaper: Giant".  

External links

  • Official website
  • Dallas Morning News from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Dallas Morning News Building Photos