The Dallas Morning News Company History Timeline

1885
The Dallas Morning News was founded in 1885 as a spin-off of the Galveston Daily News by Alfred Horatio Belo.
1926
In 1926, the Belo family sold a majority interest in the paper to its longtime publisher, George Dealey.
1986
In July 1986, the Times Herald was purchased by William Dean Singleton, owner of MediaNews Group.
1991
On December 8, 1991, Belo bought the Times Herald for 55 million, closing the paper the next day.
2003
In 2003, a Spanish-language newspaper was launched by The Dallas Morning News, called Al D a.
2013
In late 2013, The Dallas Morning News ended its longtime newsgathering collaboration with previously-co-owned TV station WFAA. The newspaper entered into a new partnership with KXAS at that time.
2016
In late 2016 it was announced that The Dallas Morning News would move away from its home of 68 years on Young Street, to a building on Commerce Street previously used by the Dallas Public Library for its downtown branch.
2017
Reasons given for the move included technology innovations, fewer staff, as well as printing presses no longer co-located with the newsroom and main offices printing is done now mainly at a facility in Plano, north of Dallas . By December 2017, the move was completed.
2018
The former property at 508 Young was sold by October 2018 to a business partnership, which was looking into possible redevelopment opportunities for the complex, but in December 2018 the partnership backed out of the deal.
2019
Changes were announced in January 2019 which included staff layoffs including editorial, arts culture, and business and reducing the paper's Business section to one separate section per week, on Sunday the remainder of the week, Business coverage would be found in the paper's Metro section.
Founded
1885
Company Founded
Headquarters
Dallas, TX
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