Tagged: arkansas democrat-gazette

Bobby Ampezzan Joins Statewide Radio Network

by Kyle Massey 4/29/2016 4:35 pm

Natural State News, a regional collaboration of Arkansas public radio stations based at KUAR-FM in Little Rock, announced that Bobby Ampezzan has been hired as the project's managing editor.

Suicide: Unseen Public Health Crisis

by Gwen Moritz 4/4/2016 12:00 am

In Arkansas, suicide is as common as traffic fatalities and three times as common as homicide. But both of those causes of death are reported routinely, while self-harm is not, making suicide seem far more rare than it really is.

Decimated Newsrooms Spawn Guilt, Depression

by Kyle Massey 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Last month in The Nation, Dale Maharidge wrote a harrowing account of what the journalism world already knew: Today’s daily newspaper industry is bleak, rife with depressed layoff victims, decimated newsrooms and survivors facing a scary future and a mountain of work to fill the void.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Media & Marketing

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A media and marketing resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

No Time Like The Present (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/8/2016 12:00 am

People satisfied with the status quo seem to think it is “too close” to the judicial elections to actually talk about judicial elections or the people standing for election in them.

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.

Attention Must Be Paid (Editorial)

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

Robert Brown, the retired Arkansas Supreme Court justice, best summarized the problem with the state’s court system: “I think you have to do something about the money. That’s what it comes down to.”

Longtime Civil Rights Activist Ozell Sutton Dies at 90

by Associated Press 12/21/2015 6:57 am

Ozell Sutton, a longtime civil rights activist who was associated with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has died, his daughter said Sunday. He was 90.

Arkansas Times Publisher Not Celebrating End of Sync

by Mark Carter 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Alan Leveritt, publisher of Little Rock’s free weekly Arkansas Times, said he sympathizes with the decision to drop Sync.

Democrat-Gazette to End Publication of Sync

by Mark Carter 10/23/2015 3:35 pm

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will publish its last Sync weekly newspaper on Wednesday, the newspaper said Friday.

Paul Greenberg Steps Down as Democrat-Gazette Editorial Page Editor

by Sean Beherec 7/24/2015 11:30 am

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial page editor Paul Greenberg will be replaced by editorial writer David Barham, the newspaper reported.

Victor, Spoils, Etc. (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The way Robert Stebbins' job termination as sales director for the Arkanas Scholarship Lottery went down, both on the part of the lottery and then by the under-reported, overplayed articles that appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, was astonishing.

Lottery Officials Quiet on New Hire After Former Sales Director Scratched

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

You’d never know it from reading the reports of his firing in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, but Robert Stebbins was not directly responsible for ticket sales at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

Claudia Lauer to Join Little Rock AP Bureau

by Associated Press 3/23/2015 9:36 am

Claudia Lauer, a state Capitol reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will join the staff of The Associated Press in its Little Rock bureau next month.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Loosens Once-Rigid Pay Wall

by Sean Beherec 2/23/2015 12:00 am

The statewide newspaper last week loosened what was once one of the most rigid pay walls in the country to a metered system more similar to that offered by The New York Times and Financial Times. Locally, the Arkansas Times launched a metered pay wall in August 2013, which allowed 10 free article views per month.

Stephens Sports Reporter Robbie Neiswanger Moves to Democrat-Gazette

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Neiswanger will replace staff writer Chris Bahn, who shifted beats late last year to cover Wal-Mart when reporter Cyd King moved to Little Rock. King began covering development in downtown Little Rock after the departure of Jack Weatherly last fall.

Pair of Print Journalists Leave the Industry

by Sean Beherec 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Cathy Frye, a longtime reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, has taken over as spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Correction. Jennifer Gill, a name familiar to newspaper readers in Fort Smith, said she has left the Southwest Times Record after more than 16 years.

Northwest Arkansas Newspapers LLC Consolidates Papers, Cuts 15 Jobs

by Sean Beherec 1/5/2015 4:03 pm

Northwest Arkansas Newspapers LLC said Monday that it is consolidating its northwest Arkansas daily newspapers, cutting 15 positions and closing offices in two cities.

Beats Change at Democrat-Gazette

by Sean Beherec 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Rachel Chaney, the newspaper’s business editor, said Cyd King, who has covered Wal-Mart and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art out of the northwest Arkansas office, will move to Little Rock to cover the city’s downtown development. Chaney said King had been wanting to move to Little Rock and was excited to start the new beat this week.

Democrat-Gazette's Jack Weatherly Moves to Mississippi Business Journal

by Sean Beherec 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Jack Weatherly, formerly the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette business editor before being moved to a senior business writer position in 2012, has left the paper to return to his home state of Mississippi. The Mississippi Business Journal announced the move in a story on its website.