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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 29, 2023



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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On June 29, 2023, DallasNews Corporation published an article on Dallasnews.com noting that The Dallas Morning News will discontinue print editions of its free weekly Al Día and Briefing publications at the end of August after failing to reach a contract extension with a vendor. A copy of the news article is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K concerning the Company’s business outlook or future economic performance that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” as the term is defined under applicable federal securities laws. Words such as “expected” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those statements. Such risks, trends and uncertainties are, in most instances, beyond the Company’s control, and include the financial impact of the termination of the Company’s partnership with Vericast Corp. Forward-looking statements, which are as of the date of this filing, are not updated to reflect events or circumstances after the date of the statement.

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DallasNews Corporation News Article Published on June 29, 2023



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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Date: June 29, 2023








/s/ Katy Murray




Katy Murray




President and Chief Financial Officer

EX-991-DallasNews Corporation News Article Published June 29, 2023

Exhibit 99.1

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News Article Published on Dallasnews.com

June 29, 2023

Dallas Morning News to discontinue Al Dia, Briefing print editions

The move comes as a contract supporting the free publications came up for renewal.

The Dallas Morning News will discontinue print editions of its free weekly Al Día and Briefing publications at the end of August after failing to reach a contract extension with a vendor whose weekly shared mail coupons and home delivery inserts supported the products.

The decision comes after San Antonio-based Vericast sought contract terms that would make the publications unprofitable, said Katy Murray, president of DallasNews Corporation, The News’ parent company. 

“Based on the terms given us, there was no way we would be able to continue to deliver them profitably,” she said. “It was a business decision.”

Cost-cutting moves will result in the reduction of 13 Medium Giant and distribution positions, Murray said. Medium Giant is DallasNews’ digital marketing services agency.

The Vericast partnership was forecasted to generate about $1 million a month in revenue this year, although that’s been declining as advertisers move away from coupon inserts, Murray said.

After the elimination of newsprint, delivery and employee-related expenses, Murray said the impact on DallasNews’ bottom line is expected to be “net neutral.”

Al Día will continue to be available in an online and e-paper format after the print edition is discontinued. Al Día’s news staff also will continue to produce online content throughout the week. In addition, The News  is soon launching an effort to have its reporters join Al Día in covering this community.  


Grant Moise, publisher of The News, said the company remains committed to serving its Hispanic audience with both Spanish and English news. Earlier this year, The News moved four Al Día journalists into broader newsroom roles in an effort to strengthen reporting of the state’s largest demographic group.

Al Día launched as a print edition 19 years ago. Briefing, designed as a quick-read news product, has been published in print for 15 years. Combined, over 300,000 copies are printed weekly, with Vericast’s coupon package contained inside.

“Briefing was initially created in 2008 to reach busy families on the go who still wanted their news in a print format,” Moise said in announcing the changes. “Fifteen years later, the media consumption patterns of those busy families have moved almost exclusively to digital sources, which makes Dallasnews.com a destination source of news and information for those young parents.”

Grocery stores, long a staple of newspaper coupon inserts, also have increasingly moved toward advertising their deals digitally through branded websites and smartphone apps. In May, the nation’s largest grocery store chain, Kroger, said it was eliminating weekly grocery ads in newspapers.

Murray emphasized that The News has no intention of eliminating its print editions. It relies on both subscriber and advertising revenue, while Al Día and Briefing were advertising dependent.

The News is in a favorable financial position, with a strong balance sheet and no debt, which allows us to focus on the growth areas of our business that are of the highest interest to readers and advertisers,” Murray said.