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

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. read more >
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Updated: Southwest Times Record Lays Off 37 In Printing Move

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. read more >
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Stephens Media Confirms Layoffs at Times Record

Fort Smith's Southwest Times Record is the latest Stephens Media-owned publication to experience layoffs due to budget cuts. read more >
Roy Ockert
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Roy Ockert Latest Journalist Off Stephens Media Payroll

Ockert, editor emeritus of the Jonesboro Sun, said he is now self-syndicated, and has approached several Arkansas papers to have his content printed in their pages. read more >
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Columnists, Papers Adjust After Stephens Media’s Arkansas News Bureau Shrinks

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. read more >
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Stephens-Owned News Bureau Lays Off 5

The Arkansas News Bureau has laid off five employees, leaving one full-time reporter in its North Little Rock office, bureau chief Dennis Byrd said. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

State Auditor Confirms Criminal Investigation of Martha Shoffner

The Arkansas News Bureau has confirmed an Arkansas Business report Monday that says state Treasurer Martha Shoffner had been under criminal investigation for more than a year when, on Dec. 14, the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee voted to refer an audit of her office to state and federal authorities. read more >