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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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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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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SNPA members elect new officers/directors for 2016-17 9/15/16

Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, Okla., has been elected as the next president of SNPA.

SNPA members elected officers for 2016-17 at the News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.

Read this article to see who has been elected as additional SNPA officers and as members of the Board of Directors.

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