DALLAS, Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking another step in its commitment to digital innovation, The Dallas Morning News has named local industry veteran Robert Wilonsky as assistant digital managing editor for dallasnews.com. Wilonsky will oversee digital content, planning and development for dallasnews.com, as well as helping develop and execute the company's digital content roadmap and strategy. He will report to Carmen Cano, head of digital news products.
"Robert's proven ability to develop digital platforms that connect deeply with readers will be an invaluable asset for us as we continue to evolve our digital products," said Cano.
Wilonsky will also continue writing about topics that are relevant to the people of Dallas, a passion he cultivated in his previous position at the Dallas Observer, through his groundbreaking, award-winning blog, Unfair Park.
"Robert brings passion and energy to all things Dallas. He's one of the nation's most active and plugged-in online journalists," said News editor Bob Mong.
A Dallas native, Robert began his career at the Dallas Times Herald. In 1991, he joined the Dallas Observer, where he covered music, sports, film and pop culture, as well as hard news. In 2006, he helped the Observer enter the digital arena as editor of Unfair Park, named the Association of Alternative Newspapers' Best Blog after only its first year. Wilonsky has also co-hosted At the Movies With Ebert & Roeper, hosted a talk show on HDNet, Higher Definition, and written for Rolling Stone, Salon and American Way, where he received a Gold Medal from the North American Travel Journalists Association. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas and the University of Texas at Austin.
"I am profoundly honored to join The Dallas Morning News and its small army's worth of writers and editors whose passion for understanding Dallas I share," said Wilonsky. "I am proud to be part of this company at such a key moment in its history, as The News moves to reinvent its online presence to offer the very vitality, urgency and intimacy readers demand."
About The Dallas Morning News
Established in 1885, The Dallas Morning News (dallasnews.com) is Texas' leading newspaper and the flagship newspaper subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation. It has received nine Pulitzer Prizes since 1986, as well as numerous other industry awards recognizing the quality of its investigative and feature journalism, design and photojournalism. Its portfolio of print and digital products reaches an average daily audience of more than 1.1 million people and includes online news and information sites; iPhone, Android and iPad apps; Al Dia (www.aldiatx.com), the leading Spanish-language daily in North Texas; neighborsgo (neighborsgo.com), a consumer-generated community news outlet; and Briefing, the free, home-delivered quick-read. To advertisers, the portfolio of products is represented by DMNmedia (www.DMNmedia.com), the marketing solutions group of The Dallas Morning News, Inc.
About A. H. Belo Corporation
A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a distinguished newspaper publishing and local news and information company that owns and operates four daily newspapers and a diverse group of websites. A. H. Belo publishes The Dallas Morning News, Texas' leading newspaper and winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes; 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 the Inland Southern California region and winner of one Pulitzer Prize; and the Denton Record-Chronicle. The Company publishes various niche publications targeting specific audiences, and its partnerships and/or investments include the Yahoo! Newspaper Consortium and Classified Ventures, owner of cars.com. A. H. Belo also owns and operates commercial printing, distribution and direct mail service businesses. Additional information is available at www.ahbelo.com.
SOURCE The Dallas Morning News