Dallas News's Jim Moroney Did Attend Newspapers' So-Called "Secret" Meeting
"Yep," says Dallas Morning News publisher Jim Moroney, who confirmed to Unfair Park his attendance in an e-mail that consists of that single word. Moroney, of course, suggested to us way back in February that The News would likely charge for at least some of its online content sooner than later. And, of course, earlier this month Moroney testified before a Senate subcomittee dealing with the future of newspapers, during which he said that legislators need to offer newspapers tax breaks and relax antitrust regulations so publishers can band together to ensure online aggregators pay to play. I asked Moroney in a follow-up e-mail what was discussed yesterday; still haven't yet heard back.