Dallas Times Herald
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, its demise was hastened by the shift of newspaper reading habits to morning papers, the reliance on television for late-breaking news, as well as the loss of an antitrust lawsuit against crosstown rival The Dallas Morning News after the latter's parent company bought the rights to 26 United Press Syndicate features that previously had been running in the Times Herald.
MediaNews Group bought the Times Herald from the Times Mirror corporation in 1986; Times Mirror had owned the paper since 1969. MediaNews sold the paper in 1988 to a company formed by John Buzzetta, a former partner of MediaNews Group’s founder, Dean Singleton.
Roy E. Bode, who previously worked as Washington Bureau Chief of the paper and later as its associate editor, became its last editor-in-chief. Despite financial pressures, the Times Herald continued to operate its own news bureaus in Washington, Austin, Houston, San Antonio and other Texas cities, and did not layoff journalists during its final years. It also produced Pulitzer finalists and won other national journalism honors. According to Burl Osborne, the former publisher of the Morning News, the Times Herald shutdown on December 8, 1991. The next day, Belo, owner of the Morning News, bought the Times Herald assets for $55 million and sold the physical equipment to a variety of buyers to disperse the asset and thus prevent any other entity from easily re-establishing a competitive newspaper in Dallas.
Microfilm copies of the Dallas Times Herald can be found in the Dallas Public Library archival collection. The collection includes December 1855 - December 1991, with a gap from January through October 1886.
- 1964 -- Robert H. Jackson's photograph of Jack Ruby's murder of Lee Harvey Oswald
- 1980—Erwin H. Hagler's feature photography for a series on the Western cowboy
- 1983—James B. Dickman's feature photography of life and death in El Salvador
George Polk AwardsEdit
- 1982 General Excellence
Notable former staffEdit
- Skip Bayless, sports columnist and author, current Fox Sports personality
- John Bloom, syndicated film critic (a.k.a. Joe Bob Briggs), writer, and actor (Casino)
- Shelby Coffey III, editor and vice president
- Lee Cullum, NPR and PBS commentator, columnist, and producer and host for KERA Television
- Rodger Dean Duncan, bestselling author, Forbes magazine contributor
- Najlah Feanny, contract photographer for Newsweek
- Mike Goldman, managing editor of Boys' Life magazine
- A. C. Greene, journalist, author, television commentator, historian; editorial page editor at time of John F. Kennedy Assassination; after sale of Times Herald and KRLD-TV to Los Angeles Times, became a major stockholder
- Paul Hagen, baseball writer and 2013 recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award from the Baseball Writers' Association of America
- Ray F. Herndon, UPI Vietnam War photojournalist and bureau chief, finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting 
- Molly Ivins, syndicated columnist
- Dan Jenkins, sportswriter and author
- Tom Johnson, publisher
- Iris Krasnow, best-selling author specializing in relationships and personal growth
- Jim Lehrer, author and anchor of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS; was a Times Herald reporter at time of John F. Kennedy assassination
- Margaret Mayer, who as chief of the Dallas Times-Herald's Washington bureau became one of the first women to hold such a position. In January 1964 President Lyndon Johnson succeeded in surreptitiously shutting down Mayer's investigation into how political pressure was applied to generate advertising revenue for KTBC and KTBC-TV, which Johnson and his wife Lady Bird owned.
- Scott Monserud, Sports Editor, Denver Post
- Mark Potok, reporter
- Steven Reddicliffe, television critic
- Don Safran, film critic, also a publicist for Columbia Pictures
- Gaylord Shaw, managing editor, won 1978 Pulitzer Prize with L.A. Times
- Blackie Sherrod, award-winning sports columnist and commentator, author of several sports books
- Bud Shrake, sportswriter, screenwriter and author
- Mickey Spagnola, writer for DallasCowboys.com
- Bascom N. Timmons, later opened news bureau in Washington to serve newspapers in several states
- Tara Weingarten, automotive journalist, Newsweek writer, founder of VroomGirls
- Robert Wilonsky, entertainment reporter
- Handbook of Texas Online, "Dallas Times Herald,". Retrieved January 7, 2009.
- "Courier-Journal has won". Louisville Courier-Journal. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
- "Paul Hagen Wins Spink Award" (Press release). National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. December 4, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
- Times, Los Angeles. "Ray F. Herndon dies at 77; journalist who covered Vietnam War later worked for L.A. Times".
- Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), pp. 521-23.
- 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.
In other mediaEdit
- "Dallas Newspaper Wars", KDFW, August 1984
- Texas Trailblazer: Vivian Castleberry - longtime Times Herald women's editor, May 17, 2009
- "Remembering Blackie Sherrod: The most legendary name in Texas sports writing", narrated by Brad Sham, May 2013
- Four Times Herald photographers interviewed at the Sixth Floor Museum, November 18, 2014
- "Dallas Herald" hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
- The Dallas Morning News, longtime rival and eventual acquirer
- Dallas Times-Herald from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Kiest, Edwin J. from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Front cover of final edition of the Dallas Times Herald
- Dallas Public Library, Dallas History and Archives Newspaper Holdings