September 5, 2008
Distribution Agreement Between Papers Benefits Customer Delivery and Operating Effeciencies
DALLAS - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News announced today that they have reached a joint distribution agreement that is expected to expedite timely delivery and maximize operating efficiencies at both newspapers. The Star-Telegram will deliver The Dallas Morning News and its contracted publications in Tarrant, Parker, Hood and Johnson counties while The Dallas Morning News will deliver The Star-Telegram in Cook, Denton, Ellis, and Dallas counties. The agreement, which includes service goals to maintain quality delivery for both newspapers, will cover both home delivery and single copy distribution. The arrangement will be virtually transparent to subscribers. Subscribers will continue to contact their local papers with any questions about distribution.
Other major newspapers that have partnered to share distribution expenses include the Miami Herald and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune.
About A. H. Belo Corporation
A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC) headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a distinguished news and information company that owns and operates four daily newspapers and 12 associated Web sites. A. H. Belo publishes The Dallas Morning News, Texas' leading newspaper and winner of eight Pulitzer Prizes since 1986; The Providence Journal, the oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the U.S. and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes; The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA), serving southern California's Inland Empire region and winner of one Pulitzer Prize; and the Denton Record-Chronicle. The Company publishes various specialty publications targeting niche audiences, young adults and the fast-growing Hispanic market. A. H. Belo also owns direct mail and commercial printing businesses. Additional information is available at www.ahbelo.com or by contacting Maribel Correa, director/Investor Relations, at 214-977-2702.
About The Dallas Morning News
Established in 1885, The Dallas Morning News (dallasnews.com) is Texas' leading newspaper and serves a readership of nearly 1.6 million. The newspaper has received eight Pulitzer Prizes since 1986, as well as numerous other industry awards recognizing the quality of its investigative and feature journalism, design and photojournalism. In 2005, The News received the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for its editorial series calling for mandatory record votes in the Texas legislature, and its Web site, DallasNews.com, also was honored for Web reporting. In 2003, the paper launched the leading Spanish-language daily in North Texas, Al Dia; the standard-setting free weekday paper, Quick; and the nation's first editorial blog. The Dallas Morning News is the flagship newspaper subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corp. (NYSE: AHC, ahbelo.com), a distinguished news and information company that owns and operates four daily newspapers and 12 associated Web sites.
About the Star-Telegram
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Tarrant County's leading newspaper, is known as the primary news source and newspaper of choice for the greater Fort Worth/Arlington area and is distributed in 26 North Texas counties. The newspaper's print and online editions together reach more than 1.1 million adults in the DFW area each week, and the paper is read by nine out of 10 newspaper readers in Tarrant County each week. The Star-Telegram's Sports section has long been designated one of the Top 10 sports sections in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors. The Star-Telegram is owned by The McClatchy Company, the third largest newspaper company in the U.S., with 30 daily newspapers, approximately 50 non-dailies and direct marketing and direct mail operations. McClatchy also operates leading local websites in each of its markets.