Tagged: arkansas democrat

The Final Days at the Gazette: Anger, Fear And Frustration

by Kane Webb, Tim Taylor and Rex Nelson 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Gazette, an institution Arkansans took for granted for more than a century, would close.

Hussman Won With Mix of Shrewd Moves, Gazette Stumbles

by Kyle Massey 8/29/2016 12:00 am

It was a strange moment for two papers that had coexisted peacefully for most of a century.

25 Years After the Arkansas Gazette's Closing, Veterans Consider Consequences

by Kyle Massey 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The last shot between the Arkansas Gazette and the Arkansas Democrat was fired nearly 25 years ago when the Gazette, the oldest business in the state, was shut down after 172 years and its assets were sold to its rival.

Business Icons: Walter Hussman Delivers Innovation to Newspaper Industry

by Kyle Massey 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Walter Hussman Jr. was born into a family of newspaper publishers, but he’s one business icon who didn’t truly want to be a businessman.

Time Gives Newsman Ernest Dumas Last Laugh

by Kyle Massey 7/25/2016 12:00 am

In a two-hour, laughter-filled talk at a Little Rock coffee shop near his Hillcrest home a few weeks ago, Ernest Dumas held forth on Hillary Clinton’s likability problem, the infamous Arkansas Democrat editor John Robert Starr and the jumbled state of journalism.

Arkansas Democrat's 'Improbable Life' Subject of New Book

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Veterans of the Great Arkansas Newspaper War of 1979-1991 — those still living — will be particularly interested in the following item: “The Improbable Life of the Arkansas Democrat: An Oral History” is now available to order.

Democrat-Gazette Policy Changes After Same-Sex Marriage Decision

by Sean Beherec 7/13/2015 12:00 am

The first known same-sex marriage announcement to be published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette appeared in the statewide newspaper last week.

Fulk-Democrat Building to Be Redone as Apartments

by Alexis Crowe 6/25/2015 10:42 am

Moses Tucker Real Estate has broken ground on a 14,000-SF apartment and retail project in the Fulk-Democrat Building in downtown Little Rock’s Main Street Creative Corridor.

Arkansas Cartoonist Jon Kennedy Dies at 96

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 10:07 am

Jon B. Kennedy of North Little Rock, a former editorial cartoonist at the Arkansas Democrat and Arkansas Business, died Friday. He was 96.

10 Years After the War: Is the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Really ‘The Best of Both’?

by Lance Turner 3/31/2014 12:00 am

On Oct. 19, 1991, the newly christened Arkansas Democrat-Gazette landed on doorsteps and in the newspaper boxes of the state’s new media landscape. Having whipped its nemesis, the Democrat-Gazette pushed ahead, working to take in advertising dollars left homeless when the Gazette collapsed and selling the mantra, “The Best of Both.”

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.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2012: Wayne Cranford

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

An innovator in advertising and marketing communications, Wayne Cranford recently celebrated 50 years of his iconic Little Rock agency. His and the agency’s history are dotted with enough firsts to fill the pages of several scrapbooks – first Arkansas agency to create and place a local color television advertisement, the first Arkansas agency to win a national Addy award, the first to buy a national network program, just for example.