Tagged: arkansas gazette

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.

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.”

Jim Harris: A Flip Of A Switch, And Then We're Gone

by Jim Harris 11/2/2012 12:32 pm

As I try to conjure the right words, and to say it all within the confines of the average reader’s attention span, the clock ticks ever so closer to this site’s final moments. I look at that clock like the condemned prisoner, knowing that they’ll flip the switch at 11:59 p.m. They’ll flip the switch off, cutting the current, however; and I’m only sweating getting this in by afternoon deadline, and knowing I’ll have another day, at maybe another website, to ply my trade. The last time I went through this, they (you know who “they” are) cut the power to the computers before we at the Arkansas Gazette had a chance to say any last words. It’s the winds of October and now early November that ever remind me of those strange days in 1991.

Joel Gambill Researches for John Robert Starr Book

by Kate Knable 9/17/2012 12:00 am

A former Arkansas State University professor, Joel Gambill, is daily sorting through nearly 2,000 records belonging to the late journalist John Robert Starr. Gambill plans to write a biography of the fiery editor and columnist.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2012: Walter E. Hussman Jr.

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2012 12:00 am

Hussman took over as publisher of the Arkansas Democrat when it was about 100 years old and he was just 27. The Democrat was losing money – and market share to the rival Arkansas Gazette – each year. And it wasn’t just market share. At that point, the Democrat trailed the Gazette in just about everything. But it had a secret weapon. A new publisher. Who didn’t lose.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2012: Wayne Cranford

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2012 12:00 am

An innovator in advertising and marketing communications, Wayne Cranford recently celebrated 50 years of his iconic Little Rock agency. His and the agency’s history are dotted with enough firsts to fill the pages of several scrapbooks – first Arkansas agency to create and place a local color television advertisement, the first Arkansas agency to win a national Addy award, the first to buy a national network program, just for example.

Public Transportation

by Michael Barrier 8/1/2011 12:00 am

I’ve found that if you want to startle your friends, one good way is to say, “I was riding the bus downtown the other day ...” Jaws drop, women faint, children run screaming from the room, dogs whine in terror. It’s a very satisfying spectacle.

THE LAST WORD: Duck Tales

by Jim Harris 9/10/2010 12:00 am

Duck hunters under the age of 30 don’t know how good they have it in 2010.