About The Dallas Express
The Dallas Express (DX) is a general interest daily news source covering events, activities, and citizens of the City of Dallas and Dallas County.
We founded DX in 2021 to fill a void in our Metroplex communities for fact-based, non-opinion news. We believe that news should be reported dispassionately to place emphasis on facts over all else. News reports can be direct and even hard-edged, but they should never be “spun” or carry editorial opinions to suit the political persuasions of our reporters or editors.
These are some of our guiding principles. We hope to hear from you if you believe at any point that we are not living up to them.
Trust in media is at an all-time low, according to Gallup polls. Only nine percent of adults say they have “a great deal” of trust in their news providers. Our mission is to turn this trend around in the communities we cover. We want Dallas readers to be able to place their trust in us.
The Dallas Express does not receive contributions from United States or foreign governments or government agencies.
Our Journalistic Standards
The Dallas Express reports on news, events, and the citizens in our communities without editorial influence from our journalists or editors. Here are the standards we use to maintain objectivity and integrity in our news operation:
As we build trust with our readers, we will not rely on or otherwise use anonymous sources whose statements by their nature cannot be challenged or verified by readers. The only exception will be if a story is so important that it needs to be reported, despite the unwillingness of a source to be named, and even then, any use of such anonymous source for a story must be approved by the publisher.
Second, our approach for publishing stories incorporates standards to prevent distortion. Our writers will be consistent in phrasing and terminology and will seek to use neutral language, especially for controversial subjects.
Third, we believe that individuals are equal, have personal freedoms, and should choose what is best for themselves. Anything to the contrary is oppressive. We will not highlight a person’s race or sexual orientation unless it is relevant to the story. Dependency of any kind is not something to lionize. We should encourage ourselves and others to help all people, even those beyond our communities.
To maintain the highest standards, we will update our journalistic standards periodically.
Conflict Disclosure Policy
The Dallas Express is committed to aggressively and responsibly reporting the news with accuracy, fairness, integrity, independence, and transparency. If an article mentions any person or entity that has contributed more than $1,000 to The Dallas Express either financially or in-kind, there will be a disclosure at the bottom of the article.
The Dallas Express will also disclose if we become aware that an immediate family member (parent, spouse, sibling, child, or self) of the publisher, the publisher’s public company director’s, or one of our staff members, writers, or donors/advertisers of over 5% of our revenues, are mentioned in or could reasonably and materially benefit from an article.
The publisher of The Dallas Express has significant business interests in the hospitality industry, including serving as the chairman of three public companies. From time to time we may publish articles related to hotels, online travel agencies, vacation rental properties, booking agents, and other associated topics. Know that our publisher may have a financial interest or could benefit by reporting these topics in a certain way or at all. This is a standing disclosure and will not be additionally disclosed at the bottom of these hotel industry related articles
The publisher’s shareholders in the 3 public companies for which he is Chairman comprise tens of thousands of investors that are constantly changing as shares trade on the exchanges. As such, The Dallas Express will not endeavor to identify if any article mentions or could potentially affect any of these investors.