Tagged: walter hussman

The Changing of The Batesville Daily Guard

by Kyle Massey 6/11/2018 12:00 am

In the wake of the death this year of Dr. O.E. Jones, publisher of the Batesville Guard, Roy Ockert was unsurprised to hear that Paxton Media Group acquired the paper June 1.

In Print, Grim Numbers But Some Successes

by Kyle Massey 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Numbers in the new Arkansas Media Directory from the Arkansas Press Association offer a wealth of detail on the state’s 82 weekly, nine semiweekly and 21 daily newspapers. But for fans of the inky publishing industry, they make for pretty grim reading.

Democrat-Gazette Extends iPad Program, Will End Print Delivery in Jonesboro Area

by Kyle Massey 4/30/2018 11:26 am

After ending home print delivery in several northeast Arkansas counties and supplying subscribers with $800 iPads to receive a digital newspaper replica, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is extending its innovative digital strategy to the region's economic capital, the growing Jonesboro area.

A Journalist Cries Out In Denver, by Way of Little Rock

by Kyle Massey 4/23/2018 12:00 am

Chuck Plunkett, the Denver Post’s editorial page editor, defied his bosses at Alden Global Capital with a piece headlined “News Matters — Colo. Should Demand the Newspaper It Deserves.”

Trading Paper for iPad In Northeast Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 2/26/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is trying an intresting approach to convert readers to digital subscriptions in Mississippi County, an idea that might be a model for a paperless “newspaper” of the future.

Amidst Newsroom Cuts, Democrat-Gazette Scales Back on Business Section

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

From now on, Monday will be a day off for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's business section, Publisher Walter Hussman Jr. says, and the Little Rock daily will save some money.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Still Worth the Paper It's Printed On

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s digital plans have been grist for the media rumor mill lately, but it’s not true that Little Rock’s monopoly daily paper plans to shut down print operations next year, Publisher Walter Hussman says.

Epic I-30 Makeover Gearing to Go Through LR-NLR Urban Corridor

by George Waldon 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Widening a 6.7-mile section of Interstate 30 that runs through the middle of the state’s largest metropolitan area alone represents a monumental task.

Rex Nelson, Who's Done it All, Is Back as a Face of the D-G

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

Rex Nelson is "home again," doing what he likes best. "That's traveling around and writing about Arkansas," he says.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Still Not for Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Talk about a sale of the Little Rock daily, or maybe other Wehco Media Inc. properties or perhaps the whole chain, have been circulating. But Publisher Walter Hussman Jr., Wehco’s board chairman, shot them down last week.

Hussman Family Values, 'Without Fear or Favor'

by Kyle Massey 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Walter Hussman Jr.’s core doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Dismisses 8 Employees

by Kyle Massey 1/10/2017 2:05 pm

Little Rock's daily newspaper eliminated the jobs in response to continuing declines in advertising revenue, according to Lynn Hamilton, the paper's president and general manager.

Arkansas Cooperatives Apply Rural Electrification Model to Internet Access

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Ouachita Electric in Camden, North Arkansas Electric in Salem (Fulton County) and Ozarks Electric in Fayetteville plan to deliver internet via fiber optic cable to their members in the next few months.

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock’s Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

Business Icons: Walter Hussman Delivers Innovation to Newspaper Industry

by Kyle Massey 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Walter Hussman Jr. was born into a family of newspaper publishers, but he’s one business icon who didn’t truly want to be a businessman.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state’s business community.

Walter Hussman Rebuffs Warren Buffett Buy Rumors

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Walter Hussman, publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and chairman of Wehco Media, says he's not selling his properties.

Time Gives Newsman Ernest Dumas Last Laugh

by Kyle Massey 7/25/2016 12:00 am

In a two-hour, laughter-filled talk at a Little Rock coffee shop near his Hillcrest home a few weeks ago, Ernest Dumas held forth on Hillary Clinton’s likability problem, the infamous Arkansas Democrat editor John Robert Starr and the jumbled state of journalism.

Rehab & Health Care Center Attracts $3.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/30/2016 12:00 am

FC Encore Properties B Holdco LLC, an affiliate of Formation Capital of Atlanta, purchased Chenal Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center at 3115 S. Bowman Road.

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.