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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Loosens Once-Rigid Pay Wall
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Loosens Once-Rigid Pay Wall

The statewide newspaper last week loosened what was once one of the most rigid pay walls in the country to a metered system more similar to that offered by The New York Times and Financial Times. Locally, the Arkansas Times launched a metered pay wall in August 2013, which allowed 10 free article views per month.
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Professors on PBS TV Programs Boost UA Profile

On Wednesday, the TV series “Nova” will premiere its one-hour documentary special “Petra: Lost City of Stone” on PBS. University of Arkansas geoscience professor Tom Paradise, who has worked on the site in southern Jordan for 25 years, played a large role — on screen and off — in the production.
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KARK/KLRT Newsroom Adds Two Meteorologists, Lose Anchor

In a recent email to staff, News Director Austin Kellerman announced the hiring of two meteorologists — one each for KARK, the NBC affiliate, and Fox-affiliate KLRT-TV, Channel 16 — and the departure of a reporter/anchor.
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Warren Stephens On $102 Million Media Sale: 'Outstanding' Return on Investment

New Media Investment Group Inc. said Thursday that it will purchase "substantially all of the assets of Stephens Media" for $102.5 million in cash. Stephens Media is jointly owned by Warren Stephens and his cousins, Witt Stephens Jr. and Elizabeth Stephens Campbell.
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