Tagged: arkansas democrat-gazette

Jason Yates Steps Into Democrat-Gazette's Lineup

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Yates is now filling Jeff Krupsaw’s old post running the newspaper's sports department.

Jeff Krupsaw Offers 'Human Side’ of Democrat-Gazette Layoffs

by Kyle Massey 11/13/2017 12:00 am

When Jeff Krupsaw got the call, he had been working at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for 24 years and 355 days. Then all of a sudden, it was over.

Amidst Newsroom Cuts, Democrat-Gazette Scales Back on Business Section

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

From now on, Monday will be a day off for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's business section, Publisher Walter Hussman Jr. says, and the Little Rock daily will save some money.

Free Press Isn’t Free (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The announcement last week of 27 layoffs at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette — included among 86 total at the D-G’s parent Wehco Media Inc. — worried us as much as it saddened us. And it should worry and sadden you.

Wehco Cuts 86 Jobs, Including 27 at Democrat-Gazette

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2017 4:34 pm

Wehco Media Inc. of Little Rock laid off 86 employees Tuesday afternoon, including about 40 at its Arkansas newspapers, including the flagship Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Makes High Profile Change

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Rachel O’Neal enjoyed being business editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, a role she’s held since April 2013, but she missed writing. Last week, she took back her old job as the paper’s High Profile editor, her haunt from 2009 to 2012.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Still Worth the Paper It's Printed On

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s digital plans have been grist for the media rumor mill lately, but it’s not true that Little Rock’s monopoly daily paper plans to shut down print operations next year, Publisher Walter Hussman says.

'In His Pocket' (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/28/2017 12:00 am

In a sworn affidavit in support of a search warrant, the FBI offered probable cause that state Sen. Jake Files had committed both wire fraud and money laundering. And a big part of that evidence was an interview with the subcontractor/employee, Dianna Gonzalez.

Watchdog Journalism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/21/2017 12:00 am

For some strange reason, there are administrators who seem uneasy at the prospect of their ultimate employers knowing just how much they are being paid and how quickly the costs of their particular positions have grown.

The Worst Person In Arkansas? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Ashton Miller III - if he actually exists - made use of a rhetorical device I’ve never seen before but may adopt for all future arguments: He speculated that important people feel the same way that he does — and then concurred with the opinions he attributed to them.

Rex Nelson, Who's Done it All, Is Back as a Face of the D-G

by Kyle Massey 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Rex Nelson is "home again," doing what he likes best. "That's traveling around and writing about Arkansas," he says.

Breaking With the News: One Shooter, One Writer

by Kyle Massey 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Photographer Stephen B. Thornton has left the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette after 23 years while former Arkansas Times reporter Benjamin Hardy is taking a stab at freelancing.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Still Not for Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Talk about a sale of the Little Rock daily, or maybe other Wehco Media Inc. properties or perhaps the whole chain, have been circulating. But Publisher Walter Hussman Jr., Wehco’s board chairman, shot them down last week.

Newspaper Corrections In a Time of Contraction

by Kyle Massey 5/22/2017 12:00 am

We’ve all seen funny and infuriating mistakes in the paper, but this month Pine Bluff Commercial Managing Editor John Worthen used one to open a dialogue with readers.

The Latest Chance for Pine Bluff (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Pine Bluff has never lacked for boosters, but there must be more than sentimental nostalgia for a once-great city to create real, sustainable growth.

Hussman Family Values, 'Without Fear or Favor'

by Kyle Massey 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Walter Hussman Jr.’s core doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Gatehouse Media May Follow Democrat-Gazette's Lead in Staff Cuts

by Kyle Massey 3/6/2017 12:00 am

The gloom in Arkansas’ daily newspapers only deepened last month as the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette cut the equivalent of 12 to 15 jobs while the parent company of GateHouse Media, which owns dailies in Pine Bluff, Fort Smith, Arkadelphia, Stuttgart and Hope, also signaled an appetite for more cuts.

The Trouble With Transparency (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Would it be OK if every taxpayer-funded construction bid was let based on fake bids? I’m pretty sure that even Jake Files knows the answer to that.

Democrat-Gazette Cuts Include Columnists Fellone and Haymes

by Kyle Massey 2/21/2017 3:32 pm

Two of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's better-known columnists — Frank Fellone and Linda Haymes — were among the latest job cuts at the daily paper on Tuesday.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Dismisses 8 Employees

by Kyle Massey 1/10/2017 2:05 pm

Little Rock's daily newspaper eliminated the jobs in response to continuing declines in advertising revenue, according to Lynn Hamilton, the paper's president and general manager.