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Catherine Nolte
Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Restaurants & Food

Reporting for America, And a Hungry Fort Smith

Report for America, a nongovernment service program to improve local news coverage, has partnered with newsrooms across America to beef up reporting on under-covered issues and communities. read more >
A Google Street View image of the former Jonesboro Sun building, which it occupied for more than 50 years before selling to St. Bernards helathcare.
Media & Marketing / Real Estate

Jonesboro Sun Building’s Sale Reflects New Economy of News

The paper is among many that have sought savings in a deeply besieged industry where readers, advertisers and revenue have been fleeing to the web. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Media & Marketing

Lovett Makes Exit From Journalism

John Lovett, an eight-year fixture at the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith, has joined a parade of journalists giving up daily newspaper work. read more >
Jack Moseley
Media & Marketing

Remembering Jack Moseley, a Mentor to Young Reporters

“Southwest” is rarely seen in the name of the Fort Smith newspaper these days, but it meant something to longtime editor Jack Moseley, who died Nov. 15 at 82. read more >

Newspaper Chain GateHouse Buying Gannett, USA Today Owner

Two of the country's largest newspaper companies — GateHouse Media and Gannett Co. — have agreed to combine in the latest media deal driven by the industry's struggles with a decline in printed editions. read more >
Media & Marketing

An Old Friend, the LCD, Joins Paxton News Chain

The Log Cabin Democrat’s circulation has dwindled to 3,925 on weekdays and about 5,300 on Sundays, about half what it was in the mid-1980s, even as the town has grown to 65,000 people. The decline shocks nobody following the daily newspaper industry, which is dying in the internet age. read more >
Media & Marketing

Walter Hussman Boasts of Sentinel-Record’s ProfitLock Icon

While Wehco Media Owner Walter Hussman cuts back on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's daily print delivery, he's also proud of the financial success of the Sentinel-Record in Hot Springs read more >

Number of 7-Day Newspapers Drops to 8 in ArkansasLock Icon

With the Pine Bluff Commercial consolidating its Sunday print operation into a weekend edition to be published on Saturday, the count of seven-day-a-week papers remaining in the state shrank once again. read more >
Media & Marketing

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 >
Ed Graves
Media & Marketing

Among GateHouse Newspapers, Times Record Only Daily in ArkansasLock Icon

The Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith has emerged as the only GateHouse Media Inc. newspaper in Arkansas still printing seven days a week. read more >
Jim Morriss
Media & Marketing

Jim Morriss, Springdale’s Newsman for a Half-Century, Dies at 80

Jim Morriss, who as a jack-of-all-trades reporter and editor led the Springdale newspaper from the days of molten lead type to the age of computers and a 24-hour news cycle, died April 12 at age 80. read more >
Mardi Taylor, executive editor of the Southwest Times Record
Media & Marketing

Mardi Taylor Back at Southwest Times Record, As the Woman in Charge

Taylor replaced her former boss Judi Hansen as executive editor after Hansen accepted a buyout offer. read more >
Sync newspaper boxes sit empty in a downtown Little Rock lot.
Health Care / Insurance / Media & Marketing

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 >
Warren Stephens
Investments / Media & Marketing

Warren Stephens On $102 Million Media Sale: ‘Outstanding’ Return on Investment

New Media Investment Group Inc. said Thursday that it will purchase "substantially all of the assets of Stephens Media" for $102.5 million in cash. Stephens Media is jointly owned by Warren Stephens and his cousins, Witt Stephens Jr. and Elizabeth Stephens Campbell. read more >
Jennifer Gill
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Public Companies / Transportation

Pair of Print Journalists Leave the Industry

Cathy Frye, a longtime reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, has taken over as spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Correction. Jennifer Gill, a name familiar to newspaper readers in Fort Smith, said she has left the Southwest Times Record after more than 16 years. read more >
Investments / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing / Public Companies / Transportation

Two Steps Forward, One Back (Editorial)

Last week’s economic news was of the motion sickness-inducing two steps forward, one step back kind. read more >
Media & Marketing

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 >
Media & Marketing

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 >