Tagged: arkansas democrat-gazette

Elizabeth Caldwell Takes Lead for UAMS Communications

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/24/2013 12:00 am

As the director of news and communications, Elizabeth Caldwell will direct UAMS’ external communications, which entails overseeing news coverage, facilitating publicity about UAMS and working with the media. She will also help with strategic planning and executive communications.

Jennifer Pyron Leaves 'Soiree' for Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation

by Kate Knable 5/13/2013 12:00 am

Jennifer Cobb Pyron, editor of Arkansas Business Publishing Group’s Little Rock Soiree magazine, has accepted a job as director of communications and strategic planning for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation beginning June 3.

Melissa Tucker Out as Editor of Sync

by Kate Knable 4/15/2013 12:00 am

Melissa Tucker, who started as assistant editor of Sync when the weekly magazine launched in May 2007, was released from the paper on April 3. She had been editor since 2008.

Dillard’s Pay To Stephens’ Firms Up 16.7%

by Kate Knable 4/15/2013 12:00 am

Dillard’s Inc. paid $4.1 million for advertising to media companies associated with Warren Stephens of Little Rock for its fiscal year that ended Feb. 2, an increase of 16.7 percent over the previous year.

Arkansas Freelance Writers Find Footing on National Press Scene

by Jan Cottingham 4/15/2013 12:00 am

Interviews with five successful freelance writers in central Arkansas reveal a shared attitude toward their careers: Luck, they say, has been their friend. But scratch deeper and what several of them call luck is really the good fortune of the smart, the accurate, the prepared, the disciplined, the willing and — most important — the reliable.

Too Much Information (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/11/2013 12:00 am

An Arkansas Democrat-Gazette story on former UCA president Allen Meadors appeared to be crafted specifically to humiliate and destroy the personal life of someone who had already been humiliated and destroyed professionally.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Seeks Business Editor

by Kate Knable 2/11/2013 12:00 am

Deputy Editor Frank Fellone last week said Roger Hedges, assistant managing editor for business, retired in early January after “several years” as business editor and about three decades of working for the statewide daily newspaper.

Senate Panel Approves Bill to Make Gun List Secret; Beebe, Media Oppose

by Associated Press 2/5/2013 1:50 pm

A Senate committee has advanced a bill to make secret the list of Arkansans permitted to carry concealed handguns.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Briefly Breaks Policy with Suicide Story

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2013 12:00 am

Despite a policy of not reporting on suicides, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ran a story online about a teenager who killed himself.

California Newspaper Defies Trend to Shrink Costs

by Associated Press 1/1/2013 5:52 pm

New and expanded sections to cover business, automobiles and food. A nearly five-fold increase in community news pages and more investigative reporting. It feels like a throwback to an earlier era at the Orange County Register, where a first-time newspaper owner is spending heavily to expand and playing down digital formats.

Eliza Gaines of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Talks Future of Publishing

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2012 12:00 am

Eliza Gaines, 25, is the daughter of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s publisher and owner, Walter Hussman Jr.

Bylined Stephens Story in Democrat-Gazette a ‘Courtesy’

by Kate Knable 12/17/2012 12:00 am

Readers of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette may have wondered why a story that competitor Stephens Media of Las Vegas had written about its own work was published in the Nov. 27 issue of the statewide daily newspaper.

On G. David Gearhart, Transparency and That $4 Million Budget Shortfall

by Lance Turner 12/15/2012 1:27 pm

University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart writes the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette to express disappointment in the paper's editorials about the budget shortfall in the UA's Advancement Office.

Democrat-Gazette Writers Post Conflicting Tweets On Razorback Coaching Search

by Chris Bahn 12/4/2012 1:22 pm

Coaching searches are one of the more challenging stories for sports journalists to cover. It can be a complicated and messy process trying to filter through what’s real and what isn’t. Credible information can be hard to come by, and sources often have agendas behind what they are willing to reveal. Which is how you wind up with this from the search for an Arkansas football coach:

More Employee Changes at Democrat-Gazette

by Kate Knable 11/26/2012 12:00 am

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette last week named Bobby Ampezzan the new editor of its High Profile section.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Personnel Change Jobs

by Kate Knable 11/12/2012 12:00 am

The recently emptied job of Bill Simmons, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette political editor of 16 years who died Oct. 29, has been filled by Frank Lockwood.

Rachel Chaney to Leave Democrat-Gazette's High Profile

by Kate Knable 11/5/2012 12:00 am

Rachel Chaney is leaving her job as High Profile editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Bill Simmons, Democrat-Gazette Political Editor, Ex-AP Bureau Chief, Dies at 71

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/29/2012 9:12 pm

Bill Simmons, a former Associated Press bureau chief who covered Arkansas politics for nearly a half-century, including the Whitewater and Paula Jones scandals that dogged Bill Clinton's presidency, has died.

Joel Gambill Researches for John Robert Starr Book

by Kate Knable 9/17/2012 12:00 am

A former Arkansas State University professor, Joel Gambill, is daily sorting through nearly 2,000 records belonging to the late journalist John Robert Starr. Gambill plans to write a biography of the fiery editor and columnist.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2012: Walter E. Hussman Jr.

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2012 12:00 am

Hussman took over as publisher of the Arkansas Democrat when it was about 100 years old and he was just 27. The Democrat was losing money – and market share to the rival Arkansas Gazette – each year. And it wasn’t just market share. At that point, the Democrat trailed the Gazette in just about everything. But it had a secret weapon. A new publisher. Who didn’t lose.