Tagged: arkansas democrat-gazette

It Takes a Village II (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/29/2016 12:00 am

This week we praise the joint effort — even if neither coordinated nor fully intentional — of local media outlets to shed light on a puzzling situation involving the award of a $159 million state contract to an Indiana company.

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.

Democrat-Gazette's Frank Fellone Ready for A Different Route

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

After about 20 years as deputy editor, Frank Fellone is back out in the newsroom as a reporter, working basically half-time. Fellone, who will continue writing the popular weekly traffic and highways column that gave him the title Mahatma, had been a boss at the paper since becoming state editor in 1980.

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.

Walter Hussman Rebuffs Warren Buffett Buy Rumors

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Walter Hussman, publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and chairman of Wehco Media, says he's not selling his properties.

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.

Journalists Say Farewell to Newsman Ed Gray

by Kyle Massey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Ed Gray, a longtime Little Rock newspaperman who loved books, animals and proper use of the English language, died July 2 at age 69.

Politics as Usual? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The reporting that uncovered Maggio’s corruption and the reporting that continues to reveal the tentacles of improper influence have been a great service to the state.

Hogs Get Slaughtered (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Bob Williams, now of Simmons First Investment Group, told me years ago of a warning he received from a mentor early in his career: “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.” I’m not sure why that stuck with me the way it has, but I remember those words every time I watch another well-paid executive or politician destroy himself because plenty is never enough.

Democrat-Gazette's Tech Spotlight Goes Dark

by Kyle Massey 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Melissa L. Jones likes to end things on a positive note, and she did so in print on June 6, but her inner thoughts were a little more somber as she wrapped up 18 years of writing the Tech Spotlight column for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

KARN Journalist Gary DiGiuseppe Dies in I-430 Crash

by Kyle Massey 6/1/2016 10:51 am

Longtime central Arkansas journalist and newscaster Gary DiGiuseppe died in a fiery collision this morning on I-430, according to the Arkansas State Police and DiGiuseppe's colleagues at Cumulus Broadcasting and KARN news radio.

'A Good Graphic' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

A couple of weeks ago, I opined in this space that our Legislature should just raise the blankety-blank fuel tax to pay for the highway construction and maintenance that Arkansans need and want. Last week, I ranted about the use and misuse of data, including by “the media” (my favorite monolith). This week, thanks to our friends on the editorial page at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, I’m going to pull both of those topics together.

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.