Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2012: Walter E. Hussman Jr.

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 12:00 am  

Walter HussmanPublisher, Arkansas Democrat-GazettePresident/CEO, WEHCO Media, Inc. ()

Hussman took over as publisher of the Arkansas Democrat when it was about 100 years old and he was just 27. The Democrat was losing money – and market share to the rival Arkansas Gazette – each year. And it wasn't just market share. At that point, the Democrat trailed the Gazette in just about everything. But it had a secret weapon. A new publisher. Who didn't lose.

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