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dallas-fort worth - precursor to merger?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by txsportsscribe, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    why don't they just merge?

    from the star-telegram:

    >>>Star-Telegram and Dallas Morning News reach deal on delivery
    In a move to cut costs and improve operating efficiencies, the Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News have reached a deal to help distribute each other’s newspapers, the two companies announced Friday.

    The distribution partnership calls for the Star-Telegram to deliver about 20,000 copies of The Dallas Morning News in Tarrant, Parker, Hood and Johnson counties, and The Dallas Morning News to deliver about 7,000 copies of the Star-Telegram in Dallas, Cook, Ellis and Denton counties.<<<
  2. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I really don't think this is all that odd. It's kind of like an very limited and informal JOA.

    Anything that takes more trucks off the road and uses less gas, I'm all for it.
  3. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    They do this in Chicago too, with the Trib and Sun-Times. I don't know how broad the reach is, but I know it's done.

    If the S-T and DMN ever merged, it would be a tragedy for the entire Metroplex. Each paper has its own strengths, and the sports coverage is still quite good.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Seems like the DMN is getting a better deal there.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Can I get the Times-Herald delivered as well? :D
  6. Skip will even deliver it to you.
  7. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Papers all over the country share distribution.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Not necessarily... the 7000 could be spread out and the 20000 clumped.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Back when I was able to afford subscribing to FT, you had to call the DMN if you had a delivery issue. I think the DMN distributes the FT, NYT, USA Today, IBD and the WSJ too in its area.
  10. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I'm guessing those who drove those trucks might not agree with your assessment.
  11. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    I don't know to what extent it still might exist, but I think there used to some fairly decent ill will between the two. If I'm not mistaken, the Star-Telegram used to have a policy where it referred to the Metroplex as FWD and not the other way around.
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