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Casino Mogul Hires Craig Moon As New Las Vegas Review-Journal Publisher

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a new publisher recruited and hired by the family of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who secretly bought the newspaper last fall in a sale that has been heavily scrutinized over transparency concerns. read more >
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103.7 The Buzz, Mass Enthusiasm Develop Streaming App

KABZ-FM, 103.7 — "The Buzz," the powerhouse of sports radio in central Arkansas — has launched its own smartphone and iPad app. Created by Little Rock digital media agency Mass Enthusiasm, the free app allows listeners to stream the station from anywhere with Wi-Fi. read more >
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Gannett Names New President, Publisher of Baxter Bulletin

Gannett Co. Inc. has named Daniel Norselli as the new president and publisher of the Baxter Bulletin of Mountain Home and the Springfield News-Leader of Missouri. read more >
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Gannett, Owner of THV, Baxter Bulletin, Splits Publishing, Broadcasting in Two

Gannett is splitting its broadcast and publishing business in two, joining other major media players in allowing fast growing TV and digital operations to operate more freely. read more >
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Gannett 1Q Net Profit Falls 43 Percent

Gannett Co. said Wednesday that its first-quarter net profit dropped 43 percent, pulled down by restructuring costs, but its adjusted profit managed to beat Wall Street predictions by a penny. read more >
Walter E. Hussman Jr., publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and president of Wehco Media.
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10 Years After the War: Is the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Really ‘The Best of Both’?

On Oct. 19, 1991, the newly christened Arkansas Democrat-Gazette landed on doorsteps and in the newspaper boxes of the state’s new media landscape. Having whipped its nemesis, the Democrat-Gazette pushed ahead, working to take in advertising dollars left homeless when the Gazette collapsed and selling the mantra, “The Best of Both.” read more >
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Deal Pipeline: FCC Approval of Gannett/Belo Bodes Well for Sinclair

Deal Pipeline says the FCC's approval of Gannett Co. Inc.'s $1.5 billion purchase of Belo Corp. bodes well for another TV deal: Sinclair Broadcast Group's $985 million bid for Allbritton Communication Corp.'s stable of ABC affiliates, including KATV. read more >
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FCC Approves Gannett’s Purchase of Belo Stations

The Federal Communications Commission has approved two multi-billion-dollar mergers involving the consolidation of major TV station groups. read more >
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Justice Department Requires Station Sale in Gannett-Belo Deal

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday attached conditions to media company Gannett's $1.5 billion purchase of Belo Corp. and its 20 TV stations, saying it has to sever ties with KMOV-TV, a CBS affiliate in St. Louis. read more >
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Justice Department Wants More Info on $985M Sinclair, Allbritton Deal

Sinclair Broadcasting Group of Hunt Valley, Md., has received a second request for information on its $985 million deal to acquire television stations owned by Allbritton Communications Corp. of Arlington, Va. read more >
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Gannett, Allbritton, Others Win Case Against Internet TV Service

Gannett Co., Allbritton Communications and several other broadcasters have won a battle in what appears to be a growing war against Internet television services. read more >
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Sinclair, With Allbritton Stations in Hand, Aims for National Cable Network

The Washington Post yesterday, assessing Sinclair Broadcast Group's ambitions to leverage NewsChannel 8, Allbritton Communication's 24-hour local cable news channel, into a national cable presence. read more >
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Gannett Layoffs Affect Baxter Bulletin

Publicly traded media holding company Gannett Co. Inc. is laying off almost 300 of its employees across about 45 offices at its community newspapers, including some from the daily Baxter Bulletin of Mountain Home, its only paper in Arkansas. read more >
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Sinclair Profit Drops But Broadcast Revenue Up 28 Percent

Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is the ABC affiliates owned by Allbritton Communications, reports a drop in second-quarter profit while broadcast revenue rose 28 percent. read more >
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Gannett to Buy TV Station Owner Belo for $1.5B

Gannett said it reached a deal to buy Belo for about $1.5 billion in cash, significantly boosting its presence in television broadcasting. read more >
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Gannett Nearly Doubles TV Portfolio with $2B Deal for Belo

Gannett Co., which owns KTHV-TV, Channel 11, in Little Rock and the Baxter Bulletin in Mountain Home, announced Thursday that's buying Belo Corp. of Dallas in a $2.2 billion deal that includes $175 million of debt. read more >
KATV-TV, Channel 7
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Politico: KATV Owner Allbritton Mulls TV Station Sale

Politico, the daily political news website, is reporting that its owner, Allbritton Communications, is exploring a potential sale of its TV stations, which includes ABC affiliate KATV-TV, Channel 7, in Little Rock. read more >
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Former KTHV News Director Chuck Maulden Takes Job in Missouri

Chuck Maulden, the former news director for KTHV-TV, Channel 11, is taking the news director's job at KOLR-TV, Channel 10, in Springfield, Mo. read more >