Tagged: arkansas press association

Two Editors Lost In a Battered Industry

by Kyle Massey 5/14/2018 12:00 am

The Denver Post and the Log Cabin Democrat lost splendid editors this month, both exemplars of Arkansas journalism and former newsroom colleagues of mine.

Wimberley Named to Lead Arkansas Press Association

by Kyle Massey 2/23/2018 8:45 am

Ashley Wimberley, the daughter of longtime northeast Arkansas newspaper publishers, has been named the permanent executive director of the Arkansas Press Association in Little Rock.

Tom Larimer Retires as Press Association Chief

by Kyle Massey 1/31/2018 12:44 pm

Tom Larimer announces his retirement after 13 years as executive director of the Arkansas Press Association, declaring he's ready to play some golf and "just do nothing for a while."

Access to Arkansas Information Isn't Always Simple (Kelly P. Kissel Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 12/26/2017 7:31 am

Government secrecy was a big winner in Arkansas during 2017. But open records advocates say the 50th anniversary for Arkansas' Freedom of Information Act could have been worse.

David McCollum Looks Back on 50 Years of Sports, and the Wider World

by Kyle Massey 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Memories came rushing back last week as David McCollum reviewed a half-century of writing sports, including a stint at the Arkansas Democrat and then 35 years at the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway.

Former Pine Bluff Publisher Byron Tate Pushes on at Arkansas Press Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Last July, Byron Tate was reeling after his dismissal as publisher of the Pine Bluff Commercial. This July he’s rejoicing in his new role as president of the Arkansas Press Association’s board of directors.

A Reporter Is Beaten; Arkansans Can Relate

by Kyle Massey 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Democrat photographer Will Counts captured the beating of newspaper reporter L. Alex Wilson outside Central High School in 1957, and his images stunned viewers then and have embarrassed Arkansas for 60 years.

Arkansas Open Records Advocates Fear Major Change in FOI Law

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/13/2017 7:37 am

In the 50 years since Republican Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller's signature enacted one of the nation's strongest laws ensuring government openness, legislators have carved out fewer than two dozen exemptions to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Bob Qualls Named Journalism Educator of the Year by APA (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Bob Qualls, adjunct instructor of journalism at Lyon College, recently received the Journalism Educator of the Year Award at the Arkansas Press Association’s convention in Bentonville.

Senate Approves Shielding Ratepayer Info from Disclosure

by Associated Press 2/5/2015 7:17 am

The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to shield information about customers of publicly owned utilities from release, months after the state Supreme Court said the records weren't exempt from the open records law.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

No Layoffs From Gatehouse Design Hub

by Luke Jones 8/26/2013 12:00 am

Publicly traded Gatehouse Media of Fairport, N.Y., which owns multiple daily and weekly newspapers in Arkansas, is building a facility in Austin, Texas, to which some of its editorial design jobs will be outsourced. The company has stated the center could employ up to 200, but it is not currently expected to affect any jobs in Arkansas.

Arkansas Press Association Honors Paul Smith, Jeff Long

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/29/2013 12:00 am

The Arkansas Press Association honored several journalists at its annual convention in late June. According to an APA news release, Paul Smith, president of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, was presented the annual Distinguished Service Award, which is given to journalists who make significant contributions to the APA and/or the newspaper industry.