The two papers recently announced a partnership of sorts when it came to distribution of the news. Now comes word they might be collaborating in the newsgathering stage. The Star-Telegram has info on it here. And Bob Mong’s memo to DMN staffers is after the jump.
Memo to Dallas Morning News employees
*From:* TDMN Internal Communications
*Sent:* Friday, November 07, 2008 11:54 AM
*To:* Everyone – TDMN; Everyone – Quick; Everyone – DFW; Everyone – Denton RC; Al DÃa All
*Subject:* A Message from Bob Mong
To one and all:
I wanted you to know that senior editors of /The Morning News/ and the /Fort Worth Star-Telegram/ are exploring ways to collaborate in a few targeted areas of newsgathering.
Editors at both papers feel there are some common sense ways we can save money through cooperation that can free valuable resources in both newsrooms.
We commenced talks because of the challenging economic and revenue environment we find ourselves in. I can assure you we have no intention of diluting our powerful brand. But I do know there are ways to move forward with the /Star-Telegram/, save money and continue to provide the outstanding unique content we are known for.
I also believe that collaboration is made possible because of the mutual respect the two newsrooms have for one another.
I’ll keep you posted on the initiatives we come up with. As always, your thoughts and ideas are welcome and encouraged.
Bob Mong, editor