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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.

Some Are More Equal Than Others (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/15/2014 12:00 am

In at least three cases, politically well-connected Faulkner County couples were able to keep their divorce filings from public release. The divorce files of disgraced former Circuit Judge Mike Maggio, former state Sen. Gilbert Baker and Conway Deputy City Attorney Chuck Clawson were sealed in such a way that the very existence of the petitions were kept secret from public for reasons that no one seemed willing to explain.

Wehco Media Drops Insurance Bombshell

by 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Wehco Media dropped a bombshell on its employees two weeks ago: Effective Sept. 1, one week after the announcement, they had a choice of having their annual health insurance deductible triple to $3,000 or paying 100 percent of the cost of keeping a policy with a $1,000 deductible.

Updated: Southwest Times Record Lays Off 37 In Printing Move

by 7/30/2014 11:30 am

The Southwest Times Record of Fort Smith says 37 employees will be laid off when its owner, Stephens Media, moves printing and mailroom operations for the daily paper and six weeklies to Springdale and Lowell.

Sources Say Former CJRW Employee Still Waiting for Stock Payout

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s July 6 article catching up on the transitions underway at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods touched on the touchy topic of the advertising agency’s employee stock ownership plan. Several executives who have departed in recent years still have ownership in the company through the ESOP.

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.”

You’re Not the Boss of Me (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/17/2014 12:00 am

It does seem to me that having leadership skills is one of those areas in which women still have to be better than men in order to be recognized, because men can still get away with demanding followership without immediately being written off as bossy.

Dear Walter Hussman (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/21/2013 12:00 am

I haven’t always agreed with some editorial decisions at your Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, but I have always respected your business acumen and, even more, your dedication to providing our state with a vibrant news product. People whose only experience with out-of-state daily newspapers consists of The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times truly do not know how good we have it here in Arkansas.

Video: Cathy Frye, Rick McFarland Talk to CBS 'Early Show'

by Lance Turner 10/8/2013 8:25 am

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter Cathy Frye and photographer Rick McFarland talk to the CBS "Early Show" about their harrowing days lost in Big Bend Ranch state park in Texas. Includes video.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Reporter Cathy Frye Stable After Rescue From Texas Park

by Nomaan Merchant 10/7/2013 2:48 pm

As her husband went for help, Cathy Frye lay on the ground of a remote Texas state park, hiding from the sun under a small tree. She was alone for two days until someone on high ground spotted her.

Newspapers' Costs Shift To Consumers

by Luke Jones 9/16/2013 12:00 am

Print publications that traditionally relied on advertising for the bulk of their revenue have watched that money stream slowly dry up even as the demand for news — more often and in more formats — has grown. Newspapers are now asking, “Who will pay the cost of news if advertisers won’t?”

Elizabeth Caldwell Takes Lead for UAMS Communications

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/24/2013 12:00 am

As the director of news and communications, Elizabeth Caldwell will direct UAMS’ external communications, which entails overseeing news coverage, facilitating publicity about UAMS and working with the media. She will also help with strategic planning and executive communications.

Jennifer Pyron Leaves 'Soiree' for Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation

by Kate Knable 5/13/2013 12:00 am

Jennifer Cobb Pyron, editor of Arkansas Business Publishing Group’s Little Rock Soiree magazine, has accepted a job as director of communications and strategic planning for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation beginning June 3.

Melissa Tucker Out as Editor of Sync

by Kate Knable 4/15/2013 12:00 am

Melissa Tucker, who started as assistant editor of Sync when the weekly magazine launched in May 2007, was released from the paper on April 3. She had been editor since 2008.

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