Tagged: gatehouse media

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.

Former AY Publisher Harrell Moves to Gatehouse

by Luke Jones 3/5/2014 3:01 pm

Scott Harrell has been named publisher of Gatehouse Media publications for the company's Arkansas and northern Louisiana region.

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.

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