The Dallas Morning News yesterday eliminated 200 jobs. The DMN reports the cuts were part of an overall reduction of 500 positions at the paper’s parent company, A.H. Belo Corp. and it affected every department, including Spanish-language publication Al Día.
According to Richard Prince, Frank Trejo, Blanca Cantú and Stella Chavez were among the layoffs.
Frank Trejo worked at the Dallas Morning News for 21 years. First, as an assistant editor on the international desk and then as an assistant editor on the national desk. He has been a general-assignment reporter for the past 16 years. Frank previously worked for The Dallas-Times Herald, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and the El Paso Times.
Frank posted a farewell note on the DMNcuts blog, thanking colleagues for their support. He says: “I’m still a little numb, knowing that for the first time in nearly 32 years I do not have a newspaper job.”
Blanca Cantú had been with the paper since 2007.
Stella M. Chávez worked as a staff writer at the Dallas Morning News, covering education with an emphasis on immigrant students. She began her career at The (Lakeland) Ledger before joining the staff of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where she covered local government as well as immigrant communities.