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Paper Money: For-Profit Arkansas Times Increasingly Relies On Donors

Arkansas Times Publisher Alan Leveritt and Director of Development Wythe Walker have hit upon a new business model for profit-making news outlets: tak read more >
Legal / Media & Marketing

Little Rock Lawyer Philip Anderson Dies at 88

One of just three Arkansans to lead the American Bar Association, Anderson was a member of the board of Wehco Media of Little Rock, parent company of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and a trustee of the Central Arkansas Library system. read more >
Oprah Winfrey at the premiere of "The 1619 Project" in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2023
Media & Marketing

1619 Is Streaming; Dilbert Is Stricken

The once-celebrated Dilbert comic strip no longer appears in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, one of hundreds of newspapers that dropped the strip. read more >
Shemeka Washington, an EKG tech at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. The pandemic is exacerbating health worker shortages.
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‘Running Through Cash Like Crazy’: Best Quotes of 2022

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2022. read more >
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 >

Newshound Max Brantley Nears the End of His Trail

Meanwhile, the Arkansas Times has announced two new hires, including veteran reporter Debra Hale-Shelton. 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 >
Alyson Hoge, newly appointed managing editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, at her home in Woodson.
Media & Marketing

Meet New Boss of Newsroom, Alyson Hoge

If Alyson Hoge was biding her time to become managing editor of the only paper she ever worked for, she sure did a lot of biding. Forty-three years’ worth. read more >
A Google Street View image of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette building in downtown Little Rock. 
Media & Marketing

43-Year Veteran Alyson Hoge Named Democrat-Gazette Managing Editor

She started as an obituaries clerk and rose through almost all significant positions in the newsroom. read more >
A file photo of Nat Lea at an event in 2018. 
Media & Marketing

Wehco CEO Nat Lea Elected President of America’s Newspapers

He succeeds Alan Fisco, president and chief financial officer of the Seattle Times. 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 >
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 >
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 >
The recently-renamed Hussman School of Journalism & Media at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Media & Marketing

Hannah-Jones Chooses Howard After N. Carolina Tenure Fight

A Black journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize says she will not join the University of North Carolina following an extended tenure fight that involved Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Publisher Walter Hussman. read more >
The recently-renamed Hussman School of Journalism & Media at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Education / Media & Marketing

A White Donor’s Campaign Against a Black Journalist

Walter Hussman Jr., generally thoughtful and shrewd, is taking a public blistering over emails he thought were private. read more >
Lynn Hamilton
Media & Marketing

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 >
James Bright, who became general manager of the Texarkana Gazette this year, has concrete plans and bright hopes for the paper despite a long downturn in the daily newspaper business.
Media & Marketing

Texarkana Gazette Latest to Go Digital With iPads

Wehco Media boss Walter Hussman Jr. is bringing his 21st century digital revolution to his grandfather C.E. Palmer’s first paper, the Texarkana Gazette. read more >
After acquiring the Pine Bluff Commercial, Walter Hussman, left, named Byron Tate as its editor.
Media & Marketing

Hussman and Tate’s Plan to Save Pine Bluff’s Paper

Byron Tate has a simple reason to be back as editor of the Pine Bluff Commercial, where he has worked three times before. read more >

Democrat-Gazette Acquires Pine Bluff Commercial, Plans Digital Replica

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Publisher Walter Hussman extends his new business model for newspapering to Pine Bluff, announcing that his Wehco Media Inc. of Little Rock is acquiring the once-storied Pine Bluff Commercial from Gannett. read more >
Walter Hussman Jr., chairman of Wehco Media Inc., in his office at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Media & Marketing

E&P Boss Catches Up With Hussman, Remotely

Walter Hussman knows that the days of big daily newspaper profits are gone. Now it takes continual innovation just to keep a shingle up. read more >