The Dallas Morning News began in 1885 and is the major daily newspaper for the Dallas area. The Morning News is one of top twenty largest circulation newspapers in the United States. The rival daily Dallas Times Herald (nicknamed the Dallas Crimes Herald) closed in 1991.
The Dallas Morning Snooze is one popular nickname of the Dallas Morning News. The nickname is hardly original—New York’s Daily News is called the Snooze by the rival New York Post.
The Dallas newspaper was also called the Dallas Boring Snooze by the mid-1990s; all three names were parodied later with Dullest Boring Snooze.
Wikipedia: The Dallas Morning News
The Dallas Morning News is the major daily newspaper serving the Dallas, Texas (USA) area, with a circulation of around a half-million subscribers. Today it has one of the twenty largest paid circulations in the United States. Throughout the 1990s and as recently as 2005, the DMN has won numerous Pulitzers for both reporting and photography, George Polk Awards for education reporting and regional reporting, and an Overseas Press Club award for photography.
The paper also publishes Quick, a free weekday daily with abbreviated news primarily catering to 20- 30-year-olds, created partly in response to lagging circulation and readership numbers, as it hoped to increase overall readership by converting Quick readers into Morning News readers.
A. H. Belo Corporation owns the papers, both of which are headquartered in downtown Dallas.
Dominant Dallas newspaper
In late 1991, the “DMN” became the lone major newspaper in the Dallas market, when its rival The Dallas Times Herald was closed after several years of hard-fought circulation wars between the two papers, especially over the then-burgeoning classified advertising market. In July of 1986, the Times Herald was purchased by a fledgling newspaper impresario, the controversial William Dean Singleton, owner of MediaNews Group. After 18 months of tepid 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.
Handbook of Texas Online
DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The Dallas Morning News developed from the Galveston News, which was founded in 1842 by Samuel Bangs. By 1879 Alfred H. Belo, who had acquired control of the business, was investigating the possibility of establishing a sister paper in rapidly developing North Texas. When efforts to purchase the old Dallas Herald failed, Belo sent George Bannerman Dealey to launch a new paper, the Dallas Morning News, which began publication on October 1, 1885. Linked across 315 miles by telegraph, and sharing a network of correspondents across the state, the Dallas Morning News and the Galveston News were the first two newspapers in the country to publish simultaneous editions. From the outset the Dallas paper enjoyed the double advantage of strong financial support and an accumulation of journalistic experience. From its parent paper, the Dallas News inherited the concept of being a state paper and of refraining from becoming the organ of any political party. Beginning with a circulation of 5,000, the Dallas News soon absorbed its major competitor, the Herald (not to be confused with the Dallas Times Herald). It immediately leased a special train on the Texas and Pacific Railway to carry papers to Fort Worth, and in 1887 it engaged a special train on the Houston and Texas Central to deliver papers to McKinney, Sherman, and Denison on the morning they were printed. This expedient enabled the paper to meet the threat of the St. Louis newspapers, which in 1885 had a larger circulation in North Texas than did any state paper. By 1888 the News was printing an eight to twelve page edition daily and sixteen pages on Sunday. Its circulation reached 17,000 by 1895. In 1914 the News launched an evening paper, the Dallas Journal, which was sold in 1938. It also published the Semi-Weekly Farm News from 1885 until 1940.
by Calvin Trillin
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The joke names for the two papers in Dallas were the Morning Snooze an the Crimes Herald.
He wrote it on the editorial page of the Dallas Morning Snooze.
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From: (Paul Fowler)
Date: 8 Jul 91 21:08:13 GMT
Local: Mon, Jul 8 1991 5:08 pm
Subject: Re: Texas murder defense
I paraphrase here, because I don’t have the clippings from the Dallas Morning Snooze at hand to quote accurately, but I don’t think I am seriously misrepresenting the spirit of his remarks.
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From: (Paul Fowler)
Date: 19 Feb 92 15:42:13 GMT
Local: Wed, Feb 19 1992 11:42 am
Subject: Re: Dallas and Mike Izullino
Well, I’m no great fan of the Mavericks, but here are season stats from today’s Dallas Morning Snooze for Mike Iuzzolino:
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From: (Ronald Beck)
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1993 21:32:30 GMT
Local: Mon, Sep 27 1993 5:32 pm
Subject: Re: Texas GIANT Celebration
There was an article in the Dallas Morning Snooze too.
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From: (edward tadlock)
Subject: TMS will use PSLs and Season Tickets (was Re: TMS..)
Todays Dallas Boring Snooze sports page quotes the President of TMS saying the 30,000 or so best seats will in 99% probability be PSLs (permanent seat licenses) and the rest of the tickets will likely be “season tickets only”.
Apartment 3-G and Mary Worth are still alive in the Dullest Boring Snooze [Dallas Morning News], last time I checked. I dropped my delivery years ago, and now find my news online at age 67.
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