Star-Telegram and Morning News to Become Star-News? Dallas Telegram?

I was out yesterday when Adam shared DMN editor Bob Mong’s memo about joining forces with the Star-Telegram. I believe the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News are experimenting with such a collaboration. They’ve combined their Travel sections. If that’s the sort of thing Mong is talking about, I guess there’s no harm. Newspapers probably shouldn’t have travel sections anyway. But competition is always a good thing — at least for the consumer. It would be one thing to join forces to accomplish something the two papers couldn’t on their own. But that’s not what we seem to be talking about here.

One thing’s for certain: by the end of the process, Mong will have learned that it’s the Star-Telegram. The paper dropped “Fort Worth” from its name years ago.

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4 responses to “Star-Telegram and Morning News to Become Star-News? Dallas Telegram?”

  1. Steveâ„¢ says:

    I hope it works better than the combined delivery effort. My DMN was on the stoop 2 hours later than usual.

    OT: I wonder how many weeks (months?) they’ll have Obama on the cover.

  2. yeah, right. says:

    At least they’re publicly announcing what appears to have been the case for a while–that they’re too lazy to compete with each otehr. Maybe Southwest and American Airlines should do the same. Let’s hope their competitors swoop in and grab up some of their market share.

  3. Long Memory says:

    One thing to remember about the Chronicle and the Express-News: They’re owned by the same company, Hearst.

  4. Sean says:

    And as for that Express-News Chronicle thing: The Food sections for both papers will be produced in Houston, though content will be unique to each market. The worry at the paper is that they will do this with the entire features department eliminating a lot of jobs on the features desk.