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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

Crystal Bridges Announces 2015 Exhibits, Including Warhol, van Gogh, Pollock

The Bentonville museum will host "Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks From the Albright-Knox Art Gallery," bringing together "75 artworks by more than 39 influential artists from the late 19th century to the present." read more >

Bob Lamb, Longtime State Chamber Leader, Dies at 82

Bob Lamb, who headed the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas for 25 years and worked on economic development in the state for many more, died Saturday in Fayetteville. He was 82. read more >

Bioenergy Push Spurs 2 New Wood Pellet Plants in Pine Bluff, Monticello

Europe's increasing emphasis on renewable energy lies behind the announcements this summer that two companies plan to build wood pellet plants in Arkansas. read more >

Deltic Timber 3Q Profit Sees Slight Bump

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado announces an increase in net income in third-quarter 2014 to $6 million compared with $5.9 million in third-quarter 2013. read more >

UAMS, ACHRI Help Find Key to Allergic/Immune Disorder

A group of researchers, including a group at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute, have made what's being hailed as a “breakthrough” in understanding the cause of a rare disorder. read more >

The Idle Class Magazine Plans Publishing Unit

The Idle Class, a relatively new publication based in Fayetteville and headed by Editor Kody Ford, recently discussed several new initiatives. read more >

UCA, UALR Redesign Their MBA Programs

Two central Arkansas universities have redesigned their MBA programs recently in an effort to better meet the needs of students and employers and to set themselves apart from other schools. read more >

Crystal Bridges' State of the Art Exhibition Means Business for Arkansas Artists

The State of the Art exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which has gained national attention, has been transformative for Little Rock artist Delita Martin, who has three pieces in the exhibit. read more >

To Succeed, Liquor Stores Must Adapt

Package stores face in an uncertain environment if voters in November approve the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment. read more >

If Arkansas Goes Wet, ABC Has Plan

If Arkansans vote in November to open up the entire state to alcohol sales for the first time since the mid-1930s — and that remains a fairly big if — the man in charge of implementing the new order has a plan. read more >