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Pimples, Pints and Press: SPJ Showcases Ethics

Questions, thorny and serious, were fodder for fun and discussion for the Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, who put their ethics to the test — along with their acting – in an exercise called What Would You Run? read more >
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Gatehouse Media May Follow Democrat-Gazette’s Lead in Staff Cuts

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. read more >
Frank Fellone
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Democrat-Gazette Cuts Include Columnists Fellone and Haymes

Two of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's better-known columnists — Frank Fellone and Linda Haymes — were among the latest job cuts at the daily paper on Tuesday. read more >
Frank Fellone
Media & Marketing / Transportation

Democrat-Gazette’s Frank Fellone Ready for A Different Route

After about 20 years as deputy editor, Frank Fellone is back out in the newsroom as a reporter, working basically half-time. Fellone, who will continue writing the popular weekly traffic and highways column that gave him the title Mahatma, had been a boss at the paper since becoming state editor in 1980. read more >
Sync newspaper boxes sit empty in a downtown Little Rock lot.
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Decimated Newsrooms Spawn Guilt, Depression

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. read more >
Dr. Ricardo Cáceda is researching the biology of suicide as an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
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Suicide: Unseen Public Health Crisis

In Arkansas, suicide is as common as traffic fatalities and three times as common as homicide. But both of those causes of death are reported routinely, while self-harm is not, making suicide seem far more rare than it really is. read more >
Legal / Media & Marketing

Democrat-Gazette Policy Changes After Same-Sex Marriage Decision

The first known same-sex marriage announcement to be published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette appeared in the statewide newspaper last week. read more >
Media & Marketing

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Seeks Business Editor

Deputy Editor Frank Fellone last week said Roger Hedges, assistant managing editor for business, retired in early January after “several years” as business editor and about three decades of working for the statewide daily newspaper. read more >
Media & Marketing

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Briefly Breaks Policy with Suicide Story

Despite a policy of not reporting on suicides, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ran a story online about a teenager who killed himself. read more >
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Bylined Stephens Story in Democrat-Gazette a ‘Courtesy’

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. read more >