Allen Gwinn Wonders What To Do With Dallas.org

Allen Gwinn owns a lot of URLs. You know him best for Dallas.org. But he also owns DallasISD.com, DallasPolice.org and “a whole bunch of other names” that he points to Dallas.org. Yesterday for Dallas.org, he spent about eight hours at Dallas ISD headquarters, monitoring a board meeting (the fruits of his efforts are still ripening, and it’s an important question he’s raising about the wisdom of a large contract to lease computers from Dell). But also yesterday, Gwinn raised another question: what should he do with all those URLs? He’s fairly well set on giving up his watchdog hobby next year. Don’t blame him. So if you’ve got a suggestion, let him know.

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7 responses to “Allen Gwinn Wonders What To Do With Dallas.org”

  1. Sean says:

    First the newspapers, now Gwinn. Who will be left to keep the wolves at bay? Schutze can’t do it all. Can he?

  2. JIm says:

    Get one of the laid of DMN reporters to take over the site and run it as a single beat news source: schools, courts, police, city hall – pick one. Then this single reporter just need to get the add revenue to support him/herself and maybe one other writer. No overhead, no printing costs, no beurocracy. One pro-writer, one website. When the News folds, he/she will be the only true beat reporter left. Surely that will get hits and ads enough to support one or two people. Then, rinse and repeat with another beat, another reporter.

  3. JS says:

    BW, would that be using only Dallas area performers?

  4. bw says:

    Yes. Seems like a good talent pool here.

  5. Dallasite says:

    I think one should be used as a residence for all the deleted comments from Frontburner. Those of us who appreciate foul language and off-color remarks would finally have a place to call “&^@%*”.

  6. R.C. says:

    With all due respect, JIm, I don’t think that’s what the laid off DMN reporters are looking for. Not only did Tim break the link “story” before any one of them did, but when it was explicitly brought to their attention their only reaction was “Huh?”. It seems the Allen Gwinns of the world are just too few and far between for Dallas to land more than the one we already have.