The Dallas Morning News is struggling to stay afloat.

Last year, parent company DallasNews Corp. announced that it had voluntarily bought out 6% of its workforce, which affected 40 positions at DMN.

“Today, the Company is announcing a limited voluntary staff reduction program that will be offered across all departments to eligible individuals at The News and Medium Giant. Though the exact number of people who will take the option is unknown, it is expected that this could ultimately reduce the total workforce by about 6 percent, or 40 full-time and part-time positions,” DallasNews Corp. said in a press release.

Journalists such as Steve Brown, who had 47 years of experience, retired from DMN due to the voluntary buyout. His reporting for DMN accounted for almost 10% of the newspaper’s digital conversions, reported The Real Deal.

Mitchell Parton, a former residential real estate reporter for DMN, left the publication at the end of last year and now covers real estate for the Dallas Business Journal.

Before that, DallasNews Corp. had losses of almost $9 million in 2022, reported The Real Deal.

Another mass layoff occurred in 2019 when DMN let go of 43 employees as a means to pivot towards a subscription-based model, according to The Wrap.

The Dallas Morning News, as a result, has been left with a majority-inexperienced staff.

As previously reported by The Dallas Express, DX CEO Chris Putnam called out DMN for its reporters’ misplaced focus and lack of knowledge.

“… [T]he only reason much of the media exists is to try and make anyone who’s not a radical like themselves look evil or ignorant. This appears to be the objective of Dallas Morning News CEO Grant Moise and his so-called ‘journalists,’ including ‘equity’ reporter Arcelia Martin and business reporter Natalie Walters (who never actually held a job in business). They are all incompetent,” Putnam wrote.

DMN also recently admitted to left-wing bias in its reporting.

In an opinion piece titled, “Some readers think bias taints our news report. They’re right,” DMN public editor Stephen Buckley wrote:

“I do think that sometimes, when we interview sources with whom we might be sympathetic, we are not as quick to dig for other, opposing voices. We are selective about weaving in voices from all sides. In particular, conservative voices are frequently missing.”

“Executive Editor Katrice Hardy agrees that her staff is inconsistent about objectivity and fairness,” he added.

Previous DMN articles have drawn criticism, including one focused on drag queens struggling during COVID and another one about how tollway authorities are racist.

The Dallas Express contacted DMN and its publisher Moise for comment but did not receive a response by the time of publication.