Tagged: arkansas times

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.”

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?”

Here Are Some People Unhappy With Allbritton's Sale to Sinclair

by Lance Turner 7/29/2013 05:24 pm

Some television station employees, media analysts and media critics are unhappy with Allbritton Communication's decision to sell its portfolio of ABC affiliates to Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Arkansas Times' Crowdfunded Partnership A Go in Mayflower

by Luke Jones 7/29/2013 12:00 am

Outtakes previously reported on the crowd funding collaboration between Little Rock's Arkansas Times and Pulitzer-winning InsideClimate News of Brooklyn, by which the publications were seeking about $25,000 to fund a definitive report on the ExxonMobil spill in Mayflower. The project reached its goal, scoring $26,790, in less than a month.

Update: The Meter's Running at the Arkansas Times

by Lance Turner 7/25/2013 07:47 am

Starting Aug. 1, the Arkansas Times will begin selling digital memberships for access to parts of its website, including its popular Arkansas Blog.

Arkansas Times Turns to Crowdfunding for Mayflower Coverage

by Luke Jones 7/1/2013 12:00 am

Last week, the Arkansas Times announced it was collaborating with InsideClimate News of Brooklyn to deliver a definitive investigative report on the ExxonMobil oil spill in Mayflower.

We Can't Tell What We Don't Know (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/10/2013 12:00 am

There were many factors in why an announcement about a major expansion at Remington Arms' plant in Lonoke didn't come off with a bang.

Request for Jason Aldean Concert Passes Spurs Dispute Between Former Co-workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2013 12:00 am

It's turned into a she-said, she-said dispute over what happened at the recent Jason Aldean concert involving the publisher of Drive Arkansas, Heather Baker, who allegedly attempted to meet the country crooner.

Arkansas Times: Sources Say Martha Shoffner Source Is Steele Stephens

by Lance Turner 5/21/2013 10:27 am

Last night on THV 11 News, Arkansas Business editor Gwen Moritz told our news partner that "confidential human source 1" in the criminal complaint against Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner could really only be one person, broker Steele Stephens.

Arkansas Times Lays Off 3, Cites Drop in Revenue

by Mark Friedman 4/29/2013 12:00 am

The Arkansas Times recently laid off a receptionist and two employees from the production department because of a drop in revenue and a rise in printing cost.

Arkansas Freelance Writers Find Footing on National Press Scene

by Jan Cottingham 4/15/2013 12:00 am

Interviews with five successful freelance writers in central Arkansas reveal a shared attitude toward their careers: Luck, they say, has been their friend. But scratch deeper and what several of them call luck is really the good fortune of the smart, the accurate, the prepared, the disciplined, the willing and — most important — the reliable.

Heather Baker Leaves Arkansas Times To Start New Auto Publication

by Kate Knable 1/7/2013 12:00 am

Heather Baker, publisher of Arkansas Times publications Arkansas AutoBuyer, Arkansas Wild and Savvy Kids, plans to launch a competitor for AutoBuyer this month.