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Lynn Hamilton, seen here with retired Dallas Cowboys star Emmitt Smith, is retiring after nearly 48 years of working for Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Publisher Walter Hussman Jr.

President of Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Lynn Hamilton Retires After 48 Years

Lynn Hamilton joined the Arkansas Democrat age 26 in 1974 and is retiring this month from a lifetime career at Wehco Media. read more >
Media & Marketing

Extra! Extra! The Paper’s Hiring

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is looking to fill positions in news, business and sports as it tries to keep up in a hot job market. read more >
Business Services / Education / Insurance / Legal / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Building the Firewall (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

While online scams and hacking have been around for decades, bad actors are becoming more sophisticated and scaling their operations to target more people. read more >
The daily “paper” now arrives at Arkansas Business mainly on an iPad.
Media & Marketing

Dem-Gaz Digital Edition Returns After Cyberattack Against Distributor

Hundreds of publications distributed by PressReader were affected by the outage. read more >
The daily “paper” now arrives at Arkansas Business mainly on an iPad.
Business Services / Media & Marketing

124K Readers for Democrat-Gazette, Not SubscribersLock Icon

Independent audits of newspaper circulation are, like the papers themselves, increasingly a thing of the past. read more >
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette used outdoor billboards, such as this one in North Little Rock, to promote its digital edition.
Media & Marketing

Will 70,000 Subscribers Make a Rabbit Climb?

Let's consider whether Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Publisher Walter Hussman Jr. has pulled a tree-climbing rabbit out of his hat. read more >
Walter E. Hussman Jr., publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and president of Wehco Media.
Media & Marketing / Retail

Pulse Taken for Democrat-Gazette Sunday CirculationLock Icon

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette President Lynn Hamilton says that current Sunday print circulation is roughly 62,000, including home delivery and single-copy sales. read more >
Lynn Hamilton
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Democrat-Gazette Bets on a DollarLock Icon

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette offers six months of digital-only access to certain non-subscribers for one dollar. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Tourism / Transportation

‘Cost to Cure’ Backs $8M Buy From Democrat-GazetteLock Icon

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette gets $8 million in a right-of-way acquisition deal as the Arkansas Department of Transportation begins work on its $1 billion 30 Crossing project in metro Little Rock. read more >
Media & Marketing / Tourism

Arkansas Life, 12, Dies Amid Pandemic

After 18 months of heroic measures, death came last week for Arkansas Life. read more >
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s virtually abandoned newsroom last week.
Media & Marketing

Brainstorming to Save Local News in Crisis

The financial damage from the pandemic is amplified because ad spending tends to decrease faster than overall business spending in a recession, and job losses from COVID are unprecedented. read more >
Eliza Gaines, the publisher’s daughter, takes over this month as managing editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
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Papers in Peril, Part II: ‘Got to Reduce Our Costs’

Cutbacks at American dailies have been coming, well, daily, and Democrat-Gazette President and General Manager Lynn Hamilton put out a call last Monday for all employees to consider voluntary furloughs or perhaps working four rather than five days a week, at commensurate pay. read more >

D-G Offers Voluntary Furloughs in Pandemic Crisis; Paxton Cuts Jobs

As other Arkansas daily newspapers bleed staff and cut back printing, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has given employees a dilemma: Accept a work furlough now to cut the odds of being laid off later. read more >
Media & Marketing

Daily Papers in Free Fall Despite COVID-19 Readership

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in America, daily newspapers enjoy their largest readership in years, but an eroding ad-based business model seems to be washing away altogether. read more >
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s virtually abandoned newsroom last week.
Health Care / Media & Marketing

News Beat Goes On, Remotely and Free, at Democrat-Gazette

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette made a little history last week in covering a historic threat, the COVID-19 outbreak that has shut down normal social life in the United States and around the globe. read more >
Eliza Gaines is a daughter of Wehco Inc. Chairman Walter Hussman Jr., and this month she’ll become the first woman to serve as the top editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Education / Media & Marketing

Hussman Heir Taking Reins of Democrat-Gazette NewsroomLock Icon

Eliza Gaines gets ready to take over for retiring Managing Editor David Bailey and seizing the reins as the paper plots a quick return to profitability. read more >
Legal / Media & Marketing

Fighting to Survive, Democrat-Gazette Sues Alleged Turncoat

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette says a former employee of its digital marketing subsidiary, Flypaper, stole company secrets and violated a noncompetition agreement. read more >
The daily “paper” now arrives at Arkansas Business mainly on an iPad.

Non-Newsroom Cuts Eliminate 28 Jobs at Democrat-Gazette

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette of Little Rock, wrapping up its bold shift to digital publishing, announced 28 non-newsroom layoffs Wednesday, mostly in production and printing. read more >
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Ashdown Paper Inactive; Democrat-Gazette Digital Numbers Up

As one Arkansas newspaper ended a 121-year publishing history last month in Ashdown, the dogged statewide daily — the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette — reported strong sales for its future-driven model: a digital replica newspaper on iPad and a printed Sunday paper. read more >
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Digital Plan Saving Jobs in News, Democrat-Gazette Exec Says

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is on its last legs as a printed daily newspaper, but those legs may have strength enough to carry the business into a new digital era. read more >