Tagged: arkansas democrat-gazette

Senator A’s Best Case (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/18/2018 12:00 am

Is it possible that Rusty Cranford believed he was bribing Jeremy Hutchinson for legislative actions, but Hutchinson thought he was being paid only for legal work?

The Changing of The Batesville Daily Guard

by Kyle Massey 6/11/2018 12:00 am

In the wake of the death this year of Dr. O.E. Jones, publisher of the Batesville Guard, Roy Ockert was unsurprised to hear that Paxton Media Group acquired the paper June 1.

Democrat's Walmart Reporter Joins Walmart

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is seeking a new Walmart writer since its latest reporter is going to work for Walmart Inc.

The Soaring Cost of Dead Trees

by Kyle Massey 6/4/2018 12:00 am

The term "dead tree media" casts print publications as fading relics, as doomed in the digital age as the pulverized trees they’re printed on. And those dead trees are now costing publishers more.

In Print, Grim Numbers But Some Successes

by Kyle Massey 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Numbers in the new Arkansas Media Directory from the Arkansas Press Association offer a wealth of detail on the state’s 82 weekly, nine semiweekly and 21 daily newspapers. But for fans of the inky publishing industry, they make for pretty grim reading.

Democrat-Gazette Extends iPad Program, Will End Print Delivery in Jonesboro Area

by Kyle Massey 4/30/2018 11:26 am

After ending home print delivery in several northeast Arkansas counties and supplying subscribers with $800 iPads to receive a digital newspaper replica, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is extending its innovative digital strategy to the region's economic capital, the growing Jonesboro area.

It's a Duck (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/23/2018 12:00 am

A recent editorial perfectly expresses our outrage at Arkansas State University’s effort to hide how public money is spent.

A Journalist Cries Out In Denver, by Way of Little Rock

by Kyle Massey 4/23/2018 12:00 am

Chuck Plunkett, the Denver Post’s editorial page editor, defied his bosses at Alden Global Capital with a piece headlined “News Matters — Colo. Should Demand the Newspaper It Deserves.”

Thoughts on Sinclair, After Working for John Robert Starr

by Kyle Massey 4/16/2018 12:00 am

No, local news folks shouldn’t be pledging their bosses’ allegiance to Trump in the media wars. But they are at financial gunpoint.

What Would Jesus Rationalize? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/26/2018 12:00 am

I hope I never get accustomed to public officials being on the take, but it’s especially disheartening when they use religion as part of their rationalization. And I’m detecting a pattern.

Pimples, Pints and Press: SPJ Showcases Ethics

by Kyle Massey 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Questions, thorny and serious, were fodder for fun and discussion for the Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, who put their ethics to the test — along with their acting – in an exercise called What Would You Run?

Trading Paper for iPad In Northeast Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 2/26/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is trying an intresting approach to convert readers to digital subscriptions in Mississippi County, an idea that might be a model for a paperless “newspaper” of the future.

Governed Vs. Governors (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/29/2018 12:00 am

At a time when the free press is attacked daily by a man whose oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States seems as sacred as his marriage vows, the story of newspapers taking existential risks to tell the truth worked on me like a tonic.

Printing the Paper, and Avoiding Red Ink

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Newspapers are trying different tactics, from layoffs to online subscriptions, to save a business model disrupted by the internet.

With Sparks of Ingenuity, Democrat-Gazette Emerges From Dark

by Kyle Massey 1/3/2018 2:03 pm

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, like much of the core of downtown Little Rock on Tuesday night, was left in the dark amid a power outage. But most subscribers received their newspapers on time.

Scott Carroll Heads from Democrat-Gazette to Channel 7

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

Scott Carroll’s first day at KATV was last Monday, almost exactly a month after his last shift at the daily newspaper.

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.