Star-Telegram Says Adios To Printing Plant, 275 Employees

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Posted November 7, 2013 by Jeff Prince in Blotch
AN APPLE A DAY USED TO KEEP DALLAS AWAY FROM AMON CARTER SR. BUT NOW HIS PRECIOUS PAPER WILL BE PRINTED THERE.AN APPLE A DAY USED TO KEEP DALLAS AWAY FROM AMON CARTER SR. BUT NOW HIS PRECIOUS PAPER WILL BE PRINTED THERE.

Amon Carter Sr. loved him some Fort Worth.

The wealthy benefactor, namesake of a museum, and late founder of the  Fort Worth Star-Telegram supposedly carried a sack lunch whenever he traveled on business to Dallas — he didn’t even want to spend a dime on a hamburger in Big D.

So “spinning in his grave” is probably an understatement today as news spreads about the newspaper’s plan to close its printing plant, lay off 275 employees, and move its printing to the The Dallas Morning News‘ plant in Plano.

What’s next, content sharing?

Oh, they already do that.

Poor Amon.

Officials at The McClatchy Co., the Star-T‘s corporate owner, didn’t say so but I’m sure they’re wishing those 275 employees a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.

Oh, and if you’re still unsure about what to buy that special someone for Christmas, how about a 30-year-old printing plant on 35 acres in Edgecliff Village? I know of one for sale.

The Star-T lays out the 411 here, and the Morning Newsstory is here.

 


2 Comments


  1.  

    Amon went way past spinning a long time ago. While he was a pragmatic businessman and would certainly understand and maybe approve of some of the changes at the S-T, without a doubt he would be incredibly disappointed no make that extremely pissed off at most of what’s been done to our “hometown” paper.




  2.  
    Reader

    Suppose it was just a coincidence the announcement was made the day after the election.





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