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
) 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, 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.
George Polk Awards
- 1978 -- local reporting
- 1982 -- Jim Henderson for regional reporting
Some Prominent Former Staff Members
- Joe Bob Briggs, syndicated film critic, writer, and actor
- Molly Ivins, syndicated columnist
- Jim Lehrer, author and anchor of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS who was a Times Herald reporter at the time of the Kennedy Assassination in Dallas
- Skip Bayless, sports columnist, current ESPN analyst and co-host of Cold Pizza on ESPN2
- Mickey Spagnola, writer for DallasCowboys.com
- Lee Cullum, NPR and PBS commentator, columnist, and producer and host for KERA Television
- Blackie Sherrod, award winning sports writer and commentator. Author of several sports books.
- Gaylord Shaw, managing editor and Pulitzer prize winner
- Andy Hodges, Half Man, Half Bear, Half Pig
- 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 the Magazine of Dallas.
- The WPA Dallas Guide and History. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1992. ISBN 0-929398-31-9.