D Magazine

Editor-in-Chief Wick Allison
Categories city magazine
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Jennifer Erwin
Total circulation
(June 2012)
First issue October 1974 (1974-October)
Company D Magazine Partners
Country United States
Based in Dallas, Texas
Website www.dmagazine.com
ISSN 0161-7826

D Magazine is a monthly magazine covering Dallas-Fort Worth. It is headquartered in Downtown Dallas.[2]

It covers a range of topics including politics, business, food, fashion and lifestyle in the city of Dallas. The first issue was published in October 1974 by its founders, Wick Allison and Jim Atkinson. The magazine is known for its annual Best and Worst awards, which have been published since 1977.


The magazine received an early boost from Neiman Marcus founder Stanley Marcus, who sent a letter to 200,000 Neiman Marcus cardholders in the Dallas area, urging them to subscribe to the new magazine. It is a member of the City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA).[3]

The magazine was not well received by everyone. In 1975 then-mayor Wes Wise sued the magazine for libel. That same year the Dallas Restaurant Association sent a letter to its members urging an advertising boycott of the magazine because of its critical dining reviews. In 1990, American Express purchased the magazine, but the new ownership was not successful. In 1996, original founder Wick Allison repurchased the magazine with a group of investors, and in 2003 became the sole owner.

The editors and staff writers of D also publish Front Burner, a blog about things relating to Dallas. In 2000, Allison launched a sister magazine, D Home, for the home furnishings industry, and in 2003 a magazine for local brides called D Weddings. By 2007 there were five more magazines under the D brand, serving various communities of interest, as well as nine associated community weeklies serving affluent neighborhoods in Dallas.

In 2008, D Magazine laid off 19% of its staff and closed three of its newspapers due to shrinking revenue from advertising.[4] The magazine laid off an additional 12% of its staff in 2009.[5]


  1. "D Magazine Audit". Circulation Verification Council. June 2012. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
  2. Home page. D Magazine. Retrieved on May 30, 2014. "750 N St Paul St Ste 2100 Dallas, TX 75201"
  3. "CRMA Magazines". City and Regional Magazine Association. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  4. "D Magazine cuts staff, closes three papers". Dallas Business Journal. November 18, 2008. Retrieved August 12, 2010.
  5. "D Magazine lays off 12". Dallas Business Journal. March 5, 2009. Retrieved August 12, 2010.

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