Tagged: Outtakes

Hussman Donates $25M to UNC Journalism School

Hussman Donates $25M to UNC Journalism School

Outtakes

Walter Hussman Jr., publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and chairman of Wehco Media of Little Rock, startled the local media word by donating $25 million to the journalism school of his alma mater, the University of North Carolina. read more >

GateHouse Deal Leaves Wreckage in Its Wake

GateHouse Deal Leaves Wreckage in Its Wake

Outtakes

After nearly four years fighting a battle of attrition as managing editor of the Pine Bluff Commercial, John Worthen is done with what he called “the madness” of leading a skeleton crew delivering news to Jefferson County. read more >

Will Fortune Favor the Future of News?

Will Fortune Favor the Future of News?

OuttakesTechnology & Telecom

Democrat-Gazette Publisher Walter Hussman has staked his paper’s future on readers taking the iPad path to daily news. That change in our reading habits have coincided with another sign of the apocalypse for daily papers, the $1.4 billion merger of America’s two largest newspaper chains, Gannett and GateHouse. read more >

Should Arkansas Quadruple P. Allen Smith’s Pay?

Should Arkansas Quadruple P. Allen Smith’s Pay?

Outtakes

Before calculating whether Arkansas gardening and lifestyle celebrity P. Allen Smith is worth $845,000 a year to the state for promotion, consider this: State tourism and marketing officials say they have better ways to spend the $200,000 a year Smith has been getting. read more >

Wes Pruden, 1935-2019: A Black & White Legacy

Wes Pruden, 1935-2019: A Black & White Legacy

Outtakes

Wesley Pruden, a gifted writer who got ink in his blood as a teenage staffer at the Arkansas Gazette and went on to make the “Moonie”-owned Washington Times a favorite of conservatives, including President Ronald Reagan, died after a heart attack July 17 in Washington. read more >

Judging a Clean Line Book by Its Hero and Antagonist

Judging a Clean Line Book by Its Hero and Antagonist

Outtakes

A new book by Russell Gold, “Superpower: One Man’s Quest to Transform American Energy," casts Clean Line Partners' bid to build a huge transmission line for solar and wind power across mid-America as visionary and environmentally heroic. read more >

Print Veterans Start Monthly in Melbourne

Print Veterans Start Monthly in Melbourne

Outtakes

After about 75 years of combined publishing experience in north Arkansas, best friends and business partners Angelia Roberts and Kay Tharp of Melbourne have made themselves a home, Next Door. read more >

Kelly Sublett Signs On with Vowell

Kelly Sublett Signs On with Vowell

Outtakes

Kelly Sublett, the former Log Cabin Democrat publisher who lost her post when the Conway paper and several sister publications were sold two weeks ago, quickly took a new post as COO of Vowell Inc. read more >

An Old Friend, the LCD, Joins Paxton News Chain

An Old Friend, the LCD, Joins Paxton News Chain

Outtakes

The Log Cabin Democrat’s circulation has dwindled to 3,925 on weekdays and about 5,300 on Sundays, about half what it was in the mid-1980s, even as the town has grown to 65,000 people. The decline shocks nobody following the daily newspaper industry, which is dying in the internet age. read more >