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Dallas Morning News Reviews

Updated March 6, 2018
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Dallas Morning News CEO & Publisher James M. Moroney III
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Pros
  • Great company culture and lots of good people to work with (in 7 reviews)

  • great people, good hours, easy work (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • I honestly thought if any newspaper could turn it around, it would be DMN (in 11 reviews)

  • This is one of the best journalism internships I know of (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Digital marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Morning News (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company. Amazing environment to work in.

    Cons

    Not really much, need better communication at times.


  2. "Not bad for a newspaper company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time

    Pros

    Good people, strong role in community and sense of mission.

    Cons

    Low pay and pay inequities, benefits are unimpressive

  3. "It's OK"

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    Former Employee - Wire Editor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Wire Editor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    They tend to low-ball in negotiations.


  4. "Overall good company"

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Morning News (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very Well known company, great location and public transportation access, great people to work with and adverting and marketing products reaches all markets

    Cons

    Management is too Focused on increasing sales and revenue but not staffed to maintain them. A lot of company restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Change is not always good, restructure ad ops to meet sales team expectations.


  5. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone in the workplace is supportive and helpful, pushing you to do your best

    Cons

    Uncertainty about print side's future abounds and can hang over things.


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people at this company are usually pretty awesome professionals who are passionate about their work and their contributions. Especially the journalist. They are very committed. The rapport of News and Advertising in making great journalism is pretty impressive. This was a "lifer" type company with great incentives and benefits. The company wants to stay a leader in the community and they are truly fighting for survival in this terrible time for newspapers.

    Cons

    Due to the decline in the Newspapers across the Nation, DMN has been caught up into trying to survive. There are constant changes of personnel, processes and direction. There have been some very bad ideas implemented that have cost many dedicated workers their careers in Staff Reductions. I honestly thought if any newspaper could turn it around, it would be DMN. Unfortunately that didn't happen. Not sure what the future holds. Hopefully they will survive with the great journalism they provide. Right now, this is not a good place to make a long-lasting career. Great for some interim experience at best!

    Advice to Management

    Take more stock in the people that do the work and not so much to these new Directors and leaders you are bringing in. A lot of what they are presenting has been done before. It is hurting this company and you will continue to lose good people if you don't take the time and LISTEN to the people that genuinely care about the company. This use to be the place to work! Stop using other newspaper as a guideline to your uniqueness. DMN has always set the standard. Listen to our community and to the dedicated veterans that remain loyal in spite of the economy. Sadly, I would never recommend anyone to venture there during this time of transition. Ask yourself the question, what truly are the VALUES of the company?


  7. "Publishing Company"

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    Former Employee - Subscriber Relations Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Subscriber Relations Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to work could be better

    Cons

    Should appreciate the employees more

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. "Middle Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent, flexible work hours and conditions.

    Cons

    Company is unsure of direction moving forward.


  9. "Stuffy at the top"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing collection of smart, talented people who all care deeply about journalism

    Cons

    Burdened as a struggling industry that took digital serious way too late.


  10. "Accelerated demise because of awful leadership"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Reporter in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic reporters, photographers, lower-level editors and designers who care deeply about people and journalism.

    Cons

    The opposite of their staff. Many senior editors have no empathy for their subordinates and demonstrate little real appreciation for journalism, failing to understand that spouting platitudes is not the same as doing.

    Advice to Management

    This is a news organization that has relentlessly cut good journalists while protecting a bloated management structure. The only chance for the DMN is that it is sold to a decent buyer, the publisher moves to his vineyard in California, the editor moves on and other senior editors who spend more time sulking in their offices than doing journalism get pushed out as well.


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