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Bad News, Good News And Business Models

Wehco Media is converting two south Arkansas dailies into weeklies, and a hedge fund-owned group is out to buy the big news chain Gannett.
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CJRW Breaks Silence on Heathcott Lawsuit This article is available only in print.

CJRW Chairman and CEO Darin Gray responds to comments from Gary Heathcott and anonymous advertising industry executives quoted in last week's Outtakes column.
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Simmons Dismisses Lawsuit Against Soul of the South Investors This article is available only in print.

Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff dismissed its lawsuit against investors in the troubled Soul of the South venture without prejudice on Jan. 10.
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Chanley Painter, Multifaceted KARK Reporter, Will Join Court TV

Chanley Painter, a lawyer, former Miss Arkansas, champion fiddler and Clinton School of Public Service graduate, will go to work as a legal correspondent for the new Court TV. read more >

Debbie Griffin Leaves Bentonville Chamber This article is available only in print.

Debbie Griffin, the chief operating officer of the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce, told the chamber's board of directors her decision to resign last week. read more >

On the Opioid Beat (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

It turns out that more careful prescribing guidelines don't fix pre-existing dependency, and illegal replacements are even more deadly. read more >

A Publisher's Duties (Editorial)

If Facebook is a publisher, with free speech rights, then it should have the same responsibility of trying to ensure, to the best of its ability, that the information it disseminates is true. read more >

'Thriving' Brokerage Industry Evolving as Investors Seek Humans This article is available only in print.

Despite the rise of online stock investing, Arkansas has seen a rise in the number of agents licensed to trade securities. read more >

Kathleen McDonald Moves to Wilson & Associates (Movers & Shakers)

Kathleen McDonald will lead the new immigration department at Wilson & Associates in Little Rock. read more >

Arkansas Life Survives as Quarterly, Will Publish Monthly Editions Online

Arkansas Life received a death reprieve Friday as leaders at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, publisher of the monthly lifestyle magazine, announced that it will transform the publication into a hybrid print and digital product rather than shutting it down. read more >

Number of 7-Day Newspapers Drops to 8 in Arkansas

With the Pine Bluff Commercial consolidating its Sunday print operation into a weekend edition to be published on Saturday, the count of seven-day-a-week papers remaining in the state shrank once again. read more >

Downtown Springdale Alliance Still Looking for New Director

The Downtown Springdale Alliance is scheduling a second round of interviews for its open executive director position. read more >

Party Like It's 1919 (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Greeting the new year with a listing of anniversaries to note in 2019, I was slightly horrified by how many “historic” events seem fairly recent. read more >

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