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Less is more: Dallas Morning News parent sees profit increase in paring commercial printing clients


The Dallas Morning News is changing its commercial printing business, eliminating its brokered printing business and shedding some 30 local and national clients to focus on five big newspaper customers.

Its remaining commercial printing customers for its Plano production facility will be The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Denton-Record Chronicle.

Among the smaller commercial customers that were dropped were the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly.

"Last year, we conducted an in-depth analysis of our commercial printing business and found that as commercial print volumes continue to decline, so has our profitability,” Morning News President and Publisher Grant Moise said. “This strategic decision to streamline operations will allow The News to focus on its core business and increase operating income by over $2 million in 2019."

The News said the changes will result in 92 total jobs being eliminated at the production plant, including 57 existing staff.