Tagged: gatehouse media

What’s the North Metro? To Log Cabin Democrat, an Opportunity

by Kyle Massey 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The Log Cabin Democrat in Conway introduced the North Metro Business Journal this month, partnering with the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce to highlight real estate news, groundbreakings, construction and company innovations in the area around Conway.

Sublett to Lead GateHouse Papers in Conway, Clinton, Heber Springs

by Kyle Massey 1/8/2018 10:55 am

GateHouse Media names Kelly Sublett as its group publisher for newspapers in Conway, Clinton and Heber Springs.

Tee Hicks Named New Publisher at Pine Bluff Commercial

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

In addition to leading the Commercial, the Los Angeles native and former advertising director at the Las Vegas Review-Journal will oversee the Stuttgart Daily Leader, Newport Independent, Arkadelphia Siftings Herald, and several other publications.

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.

GateHouse Buys Log Cabin, Other Morris Publications for $120M

by Kyle Massey 8/9/2017 11:26 am

Months of speculation about a possible sale of the Log Cabin Democrat, Conway's daily newspaper, came to fruition early Wednesday when Morris Communications announced a sale to GateHouse Media.

Last Reporter, John Lyon, Is Laid Off at Arkansas News Bureau

by Kyle Massey 7/24/2017 11:36 am

The last reporter standing at the Arkansas News Bureau, John Lyon, was laid off Friday when GateHouse Media effectively closed the operation, which was based in North Little Rock.

New Publisher Coming to Pine Bluff Commercial

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

It’s a pretty sound bet that a Las Vegas advertising executive will take over next month as publisher of the Pine Bluff Commercial.

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.

Publisher Ed Graves Leaves Pine Bluff Commercial

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Ed Graves, hailed as the first black publisher of an Arkansas daily newspaper, is apparently leaving the Pine Bluff Commercial just shy of 12 months after taking over the paper as GateHouse Media Inc.’s group publisher overseeing more than a dozen properties.

Among GateHouse Newspapers, Times Record Only Daily in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

The Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith has emerged as the only GateHouse Media Inc. newspaper in Arkansas still printing seven days a week.

Iconic Sportswriter Harry King Loses Column With GateHouse

by Kyle Massey 6/2/2017 2:01 pm

Harry King, the veteran journalist who has covered Arkansas sports for more than 50 years, learned Friday that his three-times-a-week column for GateHouse Media has been discontinued.

Newspaper Corrections In a Time of Contraction

by Kyle Massey 5/22/2017 12:00 am

We’ve all seen funny and infuriating mistakes in the paper, but this month Pine Bluff Commercial Managing Editor John Worthen used one to open a dialogue with readers.

Three Women Take Charge at Log Cabin Democrat

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Cynthia Crabb, Betsey Barham and Kelly Sublett took over officially last week as the Log Cabin Democrat, Conway’s daily newspaper, dispensed with having a publisher.

Gatehouse Media May Follow Democrat-Gazette's Lead in Staff Cuts

by Kyle Massey 3/6/2017 12:00 am

The gloom in Arkansas’ daily newspapers only deepened last month as the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette cut the equivalent of 12 to 15 jobs while the parent company of GateHouse Media, which owns dailies in Pine Bluff, Fort Smith, Arkadelphia, Stuttgart and Hope, also signaled an appetite for more cuts.

For Now, Log Cabin Democrat Stays Hitched to Morris Communications

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Whispers have been growing that the Log Cabin Democrat of Conway may be sold to Gatehouse Media Inc., which in recent years has snapped up Arkansas dailies like the Pine Bluff Commercial and Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith.

Mardi Taylor Back at Southwest Times Record, As the Woman in Charge

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

Taylor replaced her former boss Judi Hansen as executive editor after Hansen accepted a buyout offer.

GateHouse Offers Buyouts to Newspaper Employees in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 8/17/2016 11:57 am

GateHouse Media, the newspaper chain that shook up management of its Arkansas properties late last month, is now offering voluntary buyout packages to most of its employees nationwide.

Gatehouse Shake-Up Ousts Two Arkansas Publishers

by Kyle Massey 7/28/2016 9:50 am

Gatehouse Media has dismissed longtime Pine Bluff Commercial Editor and Publisher Byron Tate, along with Senior Group Publisher Shane Allen, based in Heber Springs. Their replacement is Ed Graves, a groundbreaking African-American.

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.

Why the Las Vegas Newspaper Scandal Matters to Arkansas and America (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/29/2015 7:00 am

Rich guys — Stephens, Walton, Bezos, Buffett — have bought and sold newspapers since memory of man runneth not to the contrary, but they don't do it anonymously. There can be no honorable reason for a newspaper's owner to be a mystery.