Sunday’s print edition of the Morning News — for those of you who don’t receive it — is about as on-target as a local newspaper can get. For years, I’ve argued that the News needs to ignore national stories that are well-covered everywhere else and go with its strength, which is local, local, local. If I were running the News, I’d pin this morning’s front page to the wall as an example of the kind of execution that could keep a local newspaper relevant for years to come.
Here are the headlines above the fold:
“AA-US Air may be last of big mergers”
“Police pension fund bets big on luxury properties” —
“Parkland built wealth as condition worsen”
“Texas Legislature: Going too far may cost GOP”
“Dirk’s star status”
“Spring break plans”
“Officers kill fugitive near Grapevine Lake”
As I said, all these are above the fold. Three are about major Dallas institutions (four, if you count Dirk). Well done, ladies and gentlemen. Keep it up.