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Dallas Times Herald
Founded 1888
Ceased publication 1991
OCLC 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.

On December 8, 1991, Belo, owner of The Dallas Morning News, bought the Times Herald for $55 million and closed the paper the next day.


Pulitzer Prizes

George Polk Awards

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

Notable former staff


  1. ^ a b Handbook of Texas Online, "Dallas Times Herald," accessed January 7, 2009.

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.

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