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Wesley Brown, left, and Michael McCray, the founders of the Arkansas Delta Informer, the Black-owned independent news portal based in Pine Bluff.
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Black-Owned News Outlet Launches in Pine Bluff

The Arkansas Delta Informer's mission is to highlight economic development and cultural tourism in the region, but founders say it won't shy away from bad-news topics. read more >
Aaron Sadler, media relations specialist at Ghidotti Communications
Education / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Aaron Sadler Named Spokesman for LR Mayor Frank Scott

He's a former journalist and communications specialist who has served five state attorneys general. read more >
Media & Marketing

As Leader Publisher, Feldman Sees Opening After GateHouse Closes Papers

North Pulaski County publisher Garrick Feldman, who has wanted to cover news in North Little Rock for 30 years, is getting his chance in the wake of the shutdown of the North Little Rock Times this week. read more >
Investments / Media & Marketing / Public Companies / Retail

Dillard’s Spends Over $2.25M on Stephens Insurance, Media Buys in Fiscal 2015

Dillard’s Inc. of Little Rock spent more than $2.25 million with companies associated with Warren Stephens in its fiscal 2015. 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 >
Robbie Neiswanger
Media & Marketing / Transportation

Stephens Sports Reporter Robbie Neiswanger Moves to Democrat-Gazette

Neiswanger will replace staff writer Chris Bahn, who shifted beats late last year to cover Wal-Mart when reporter Cyd King moved to Little Rock. King began covering development in downtown Little Rock after the departure of Jack Weatherly last fall. read more >
Investments / Media & Marketing

Stephens Interest in Newspapers Waning

Stephens Media, the newspaper chain jointly owned by Warren Stephens and his cousins, Witt Stephens Jr. and Elizabeth Stephens Campbell, has been downsizing since a new CEO arrived last December. And last month, the Florida-based newspaper chain that Warren Stephens helped start in 2010 was sold in a $280 million deal that will close early next year. 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

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 >
Media & Marketing

Times of North Little Rock Plans Return to Home City

The Times of North Little Rock is moving out of its downtown Little Rock office and back to North Little Rock. read more >
Steve Barnes counts The New York Times among his clients.
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Arkansas Freelance Writers Find Footing on National Press Scene

Interviews with five successful freelance writers in central Arkansas reveal a shared attitude toward their careers: Luck, they say, has been their friend. But scratch deeper and what several of them call luck is really the good fortune of the smart, the accurate, the prepared, the disciplined, the willing and — most important — the reliable. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing

Senate Panel Approves Bill to Make Gun List Secret; Beebe, Media Oppose

A Senate committee has advanced a bill to make secret the list of Arkansans permitted to carry concealed handguns. read more >
Media & Marketing

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 >