Hussman Daughter Named Assistant Publisher of Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

by Kate Knable  on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 12:00 am  

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette of Little Rock has made some notable new hires this month.

The daughter of Democrat-Gazette publisher and owner Walter Hussman Jr. is now assistant publisher of the statewide daily newspaper.

Eliza Hussman Gaines, who this year received a master's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, began her assistant publisher duties Sept. 17.

Gaines' journalism experience includes an internship as a travel writer at the San Francisco Chronicle and work for the food and travel departments of the D-G, as well as contributing to the D-G's Arkansas Life magazine. 


Arkansas Life Gains Editor

Meanwhile, Arkansas Life has a new editor: Katie Bridges, northwest Arkansas native and former assistant editor of Washingtonian magazine.

Bridges replaced Katherine Whitworth in the role Sept. 14. Bridges this year completed a master's of professional studies in journalism from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., while also working for Washingtonian.

Whitworth left the monthly lifestyle magazine in August. 


Memorializing the Mighty 1090

Sonny Rhodes, a journalism professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is tackling a book project on KAAY-AM, 1090, a Little Rock radio station that began broadcasting in 1962.

"I think it's a fascinating piece of Arkansas history. There's not been a lot documented about radio history, especially in Arkansas," Rhodes said last week.



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