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"Like the next generation of The Dallas Morning News, my time here is a work in progress."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
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Pros

Some of the best journalists in the country work at The Dallas Morning News, and they continue to produce great work despite all the Internet noise that passes for news out there.
Senior leadership cares deeply about Dallas and surrounding communities.
Willingness to experiment in order to engage audiences and create a sustainable business model.

Cons

In effort to create new models, sometimes forgets core competencies.
"Cutback culture" is hard to overcome, especially in light of constant initiatives that don't seem to be managed or measured.
Overall gloomy outlook for and perception of newspaper industry is a constant pressure.

Advice to Management

Diversify and do a better job of grooming younger staffers into leadership positions.

Other Employee Reviews for A. H. Belo

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    "Bad upper management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work / life balance. There isn't a 9-5 mentality. Dress is casual and there are occasional employee benefits events such as company lunch or HR handing out free popcorn.

    Cons

    Bad management at the upper most levels. Decisions are bottle necked by top management who feel they have to approve every decision. Top management often asks company to work with third party vendors who are run by close friends and former co-workers. Entrenched pockets of old media people in charge of technology decisions they have no experience with.

    Advice to Management

    Create a culture of innovation. You have smart people working for you but they are not allowed to innovate and improve. Adopt something similar to Google's 20% time. Print newspapers may not be dead but we can agree that they are dying. As such, it's only prudent to begin to make the funeral arrangements. Start planning a post print strategy now and move in that direction.


  2. "AH Belo Review"

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    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Dallas, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Large company, if that's your thing.

    Cons

    Outdated usage of web technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Employ designers and developers to lead designers and developers.

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