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Jan Cottingham

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Jan Cottingham is from western Arkansas and is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway. She's always wanted to be a journalist and pretty much always has been, with one detour into the nonprofit world: editing Heifer International's magazine and serving as communications liaison for Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai of Kenya.

Cottingham began her career at the Arkansas Democrat and was the last city editor of the Arkansas Gazette. She was also metro editor at the Dallas Morning News. Her Influences? Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Penn Warren.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Pasta Jack's Asks: What's In a Name?

A complicated lawsuit involving operators of Pasta Jack's lays bare a business dispute that has become decidedly personal. read more >

Hot Springs Sees Boom in Craft Beer Breweries

Tapping into Hot Springs thermal culture, the craft brewing industry in Spa City is hot. read more >

Medical Education Takes Leap With Virtual Reality

Carolina Cruz-Neira of UA Little Rock and Dr. T. Glenn Pait of UAMS have devised "Anatomical Eyes" to train doctors, the military, students and more. read more >

Chef Shuttle Sale Illustrates Importance of Convenience

The sale of Little Rock's Chef Shuttle to Bite Squad highlights the biggest trend in the restaurant industry these days: food delivery. The Nation's Restaurant News calls delivery "one of the fastest-moving trends in industry history. If not the fastest." read more >

Facebook Settles Matt Campbell's Privacy Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by Little Rock lawyer Matt Campbell against Facebook over alleged privacy violations has been settled. read more >

Carney Bates Finds Niche in Data Security

In the past four years or so, Carney Bates & Pulliam has focused on legal issues surrounding data security and privacy. Data privacy cases now comprise about 40 percent of the firm's business. read more >

Little Rock's Chef Shuttle Sold to Bite Squad

Chef Shuttle, the restaurant meal-delivery service based in Little Rock, has sold to Bite Squad, a restaurant meal-delivery service based in Minneapolis. read more >

Big Box Stores Pushing Hard on Alcohol Sales Nationwide

The successful push by big grocers like Wal-Mart and Kroger to expand the selection of wine they sell in Arkansas wasn't the first such effort and it won't be the last. read more >

Bark Bar Nears Opening With No Time to Paws

Although the opening of Bark Bar is a couple of weeks out, Elizabeth Michael thinks she and business partner Cara Fowler may have a winning formula that can translate to other locations in Arkansas. read more >

Health Care Demands Push Growth of NLR's Travel Nurse

Although it barely missed making it onto this year's list of largest private companies in Arkansas, Travel Nurse Across America appears poised to capture a spot next year as the demand for what it supplies — nurses — soars and the supply dwindles. read more >

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