Tagged: stephens media

Dillard's Spends Over $2.25M on Stephens Insurance, Media Buys in Fiscal 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Dillard’s Inc. of Little Rock spent more than $2.25 million with companies associated with Warren Stephens in its fiscal 2015.

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.

Warren Stephens On $102 Million Media Sale: 'Outstanding' Return on Investment

by Sean Beherec 2/19/2015 4:02 pm

New Media Investment Group Inc. said Thursday that it will purchase "substantially all of the assets of Stephens Media" for $102.5 million in cash. Stephens Media is jointly owned by Warren Stephens and his cousins, Witt Stephens Jr. and Elizabeth Stephens Campbell.

Stephens Sports Reporter Robbie Neiswanger Moves to Democrat-Gazette

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Neiswanger will replace staff writer Chris Bahn, who shifted beats late last year to cover Wal-Mart when reporter Cyd King moved to Little Rock. King began covering development in downtown Little Rock after the departure of Jack Weatherly last fall.

Stephens Interest in Newspapers Waning

by Sean Beherec 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Stephens Media, the newspaper chain jointly owned by Warren Stephens and his cousins, Witt Stephens Jr. and Elizabeth Stephens Campbell, has been downsizing since a new CEO arrived last December. And last month, the Florida-based newspaper chain that Warren Stephens helped start in 2010 was sold in a $280 million deal that will close early next year.

Updated: Southwest Times Record Lays Off 37 In Printing Move

by 7/30/2014 11:30 am

The Southwest Times Record of Fort Smith says 37 employees will be laid off when its owner, Stephens Media, moves printing and mailroom operations for the daily paper and six weeklies to Springdale and Lowell.

Columnists, Papers Adjust After Stephens Media's Arkansas News Bureau Shrinks

by Luke Jones 3/17/2014 12:00 am

The recent changes at Stephens Media’s Arkansas News Bureau are causing some ripple effects through the state’s news organizations. Many of Arkansas’ newspapers supplemented Associated Press content with Arkansas News Bureau content.

Times of North Little Rock Plans Return to Home City

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2013 12:00 am

The Times of North Little Rock is moving out of its downtown Little Rock office and back to North Little Rock.

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.

Senate Panel Approves Bill to Make Gun List Secret; Beebe, Media Oppose

by Associated Press 2/5/2013 1:50 pm

A Senate committee has advanced a bill to make secret the list of Arkansans permitted to carry concealed handguns.

Bylined Stephens Story in Democrat-Gazette a ‘Courtesy’

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

Readers of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette may have wondered why a story that competitor Stephens Media of Las Vegas had written about its own work was published in the Nov. 27 issue of the statewide daily newspaper.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Lays Off Most of NWA Sports Staff

by Paul Gatling, Northwest Arkansas Business Journal 8/30/2012 3:27 pm

Sources tell the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal that all NWA sports department staff members— with the exception of department head Steve Goff — were laid off Thursday.

Philanthropy 2009: Donald W. Reynolds Put His Name On It

by Becki Moore 10/1/2009 12:00 am

Over a number of years $378 million dollars has been given to Arkansas through a foundation funded by Donald W. Reynolds to build and support an incredible number of buildings and programs.