Dallas Times Herald
The Dallas Times Herald, founded in 1888 by a merger of the Dallas Times and the Dallas Herald, was once one of two major daily newspapers serving the Dallas, Texas (USA) area. It won three Pulitzer Prizes, all for photography, and two George Polk Awards, for local and regional reporting. As an afternoon publication for most of its 103 years, its demise was hastened by the shift of newspaper reading habits to morning papers, the reliance on television for late-breaking news, as well as the loss of an antitrust lawsuit against crosstown rival The Dallas Morning News after the latter's parent company bought the rights to 26 United Press Syndicate features that previously had been running in the Times Herald.
According to Burl Osborne, the former publisher of the Morning News, the Times Herald shut itself down on December 8, 1991. The next day, Belo, owner of the Morning News, bought the Times Herald assets for $55 million.
- 1964 -- Robert H. Jackson's photograph of Jack Ruby's murder of Lee Harvey Oswald
- 1980—Erwin H. Hagler's feature photography for a series on the Western cowboy
- 1983—James B. Dickman's feature photography of life and death in El Salvador
George Polk Awards
Notable former staff
- Skip Bayless, sports columnist and author, current ESPN personality
- John Bloom, syndicated film critic (a.k.a. Joe Bob Briggs), writer, and actor (Casino)
- Shelby Coffey III, editor and vice president
- Lee Cullum, NPR and PBS commentator, columnist, and producer and host for KERA Television
- Rodger Dean Duncan, bestselling author, Forbes magazine contributor
- Najlah Feanny, contract photographer for Newsweek
- A. C. Greene, journalist, author, television commentator, historian; editorial page editor at time of John F. Kennedy Assassination; after sale of Times Herald and KRLD-TV to Los Angeles Times, became a major stockholder
- Paul Hagen, baseball writer and 2013 recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award from the Baseball Writers' Association of America
- Molly Ivins, syndicated columnist
- Dan Jenkins, sportswriter and author
- Tom Johnson, publisher
- Iris Krasnow, best-selling author specializing in relationships and personal growth
- Jim Lehrer, author and anchor of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS; was a Times Herald reporter at time of John F. Kennedy assassination
- Mark Potok, reporter
- Steven Reddicliffe, television critic
- Don Safran, film critic, also a publicist for Columbia Pictures
- Gaylord Shaw, managing editor, won 1978 Pulitzer Prize with L.A. Times
- Blackie Sherrod, award-winning sports columnist and commentator, author of several sports books
- Bud Shrake, sportswriter, screenwriter and author
- Mickey Spagnola, writer for DallasCowboys.com
- Bascom N. Timmons, later opened news bureau in Washington to serve newspapers in several states
- Robert Wilonsky, entertainment reporter
- Cox, Patrick. The First Texas News Barons. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005. ISBN 0-292-70977-3.
- Gelsanliter, David. Fresh Ink: Behind the Scenes at a Major Metropolitan Newspaper. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1995. ISBN 0-929398-84-X. (Pages 141-181 discuss the demise of the Dallas Times Herald.)
- Gwynne, S.C. (January 2005). The Dallas Morning Blues. Texas Monthly.
- Rogers, John William. The Lusty Texans of Dallas, ch. XV. New York: Dutton, 1960.
- Schutze, Jim (February 1992). "It Wasn't Murder. Was It Suicide? What Really Killed the Herald," D Magazine. (Accessed Jan. 7, 2009, by free search of online archive.)
- The WPA Dallas Guide and History. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1992. ISBN 0-929398-31-9.
- "Dallas Herald" hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
- Dallas Morning News
- Dallas Times-Herald from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Kiest, Edwin J. from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Front cover of final edition of the Dallas Times Herald
- Archived commercial jingle for the Times Herald's classified ad service
- Times Herald TV commercial with Dabney Coleman (voiced by Harold Gould)