Burl Osborne, who died on Wednesday, “reinvigorated The Dallas Morning News as its executive editor in the early 1980s and as publisher,” says A.H. Belo CEO Robert Decherd. “Burl charted The News’ emergence as one of America’s truly distinguished newspapers.
From: A. H. Belo Corporate Communications
Date: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Subject: Message from Bob Mong
To One and All:
I am saddened to announce the death of Burl Osborne, the great editor and publisher who led The Dallas Morning News for 21 years. His judgment and competitiveness were instrumental in shaping this newspaper and leading it to national prominence. For those of you who knew him, you learned and prospered from his guidance. For those of you who came later, you can stand assured this is a far better place because of Burl.
Bob Mong, editor