Dallas Times Herald

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Dallas Times Herald
Founded 1888
Ceased publication 1991
OCLC number 1565849

The Dallas Times Herald, founded in 1888 by a merger of the Dallas Times and the Dallas Herald, was once one of two major daily newspapers serving the Dallas, Texas (USA) area. It won three Pulitzer Prizes, all for photography, and two George Polk Awards, for local and regional reporting. As an afternoon publication for most of its 103 years,[1] its demise was hastened by the shift of newspaper reading habits to morning papers, the reliance on television for late-breaking news,[1] as well as the loss of an antitrust lawsuit against crosstown rival The Dallas Morning News after the latter's parent company bought the rights to 26 United Press Syndicate features that previously had been running in the Times Herald.

MediaNews Group bought the Times Herald from the Times Mirror corporation in 1986; Times Mirror had owned the paper since 1969. MediaNews sold off the paper in 1988.

According to Burl Osborne, the former publisher of the Morning News, the Times Herald shutdown on December 8, 1991. The next day, Belo, owner of the Morning News, bought the Times Herald assets for $55 million and sold the physical equipment to a variety of buyers to disperse the asset and thus prevent any other entity from easily re-establishing a competitive newspaper in Dallas.

Pulitzer Prizes

George Polk Awards

  • 1978—local reporting
  • 1982—Jim Henderson for regional reporting

Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards

  • 1982 General Excellence[2]

Notable former staff


  1. ^ a b Handbook of Texas Online, "Dallas Times Herald,". Retrieved January 7, 2009.
  2. ^ "Courier-Journal has won". Louisville Courier-Journal. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Paul Hagen Wins Spink Award" (Press release). National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. December 4, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  4. ^ Times, Los Angeles. "Ray F. Herndon dies at 77; journalist who covered Vietnam War later worked for L.A. Times".
  5. ^ Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), pp. 521-23.

Further reading

  • Cox, Patrick. The First Texas News Barons. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005. ISBN 0-292-70977-3.
  • Gelsanliter, David. Fresh Ink: Behind the Scenes at a Major Metropolitan Newspaper. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1995. ISBN 0-929398-84-X. (Pages 141-181 discuss the demise of the Dallas Times Herald.)
  • Gwynne, S.C. (January 2005). The Dallas Morning Blues. Texas Monthly.
  • Rogers, John William. The Lusty Texans of Dallas, ch. XV. New York: Dutton, 1960.
  • Schutze, Jim (February 1992). "It Wasn't Murder. Was It Suicide? What Really Killed the Herald," D Magazine. (Accessed Jan. 7, 2009, by free search of online archive.)
  • The WPA Dallas Guide and History. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1992. ISBN 0-929398-31-9.

External links

  • "Dallas Herald" hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
  • Dallas Morning News
  • Dallas Times-Herald from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Kiest, Edwin J. from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Front cover of final edition of the Dallas Times Herald
  • Archived commercial jingle for the Times Herald's classified ad service
  • Times Herald TV commercial with Dabney Coleman (voiced by Harold Gould)
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