Tagged: Outtakes

Tracing Virus, Asking How Much to Tell Public

Tracing Virus, Asking How Much to Tell Public

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson is caught between his deep allegiance to faith and commerce and his duty to public safety in deciding how much to tell the public in the coronavirus pandemic. read more >

Recalling Jerry McConnell, Golden Age Journalist

Recalling Jerry McConnell, Golden Age Journalist

Outtakes

Jerry McConnell, who helped legendary Arkansas Gazette Sports Editor Orville Henry shield the besieged paper financially when it stood up for Little Rock school integration in the 1950s, died June 25 at home in Greenwood. read more >

Bret Bielema’s Lawsuit Refers to Wally Hall

Bret Bielema’s Lawsuit Refers to Wally Hall

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This month’s legal action by fired Razorback football coach Bret Bielema paints the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Wally Hall as something of a stenographer for the Razorback Foundation, Bielema’s target in a $7 million breach-of-promise lawsuit. read more >

Hutchinson, a Flawed Site and Defining Exploitation

Hutchinson, a Flawed Site and Defining Exploitation

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Gov. Hutchinson puzzled techies and Luddites alike by making a federal case out of what seemed to be a good Samaritan’s report that the Arkansas Pandemic Unemployment Assistance website was inadvertently revealing applicants’ Social Security and banking numbers. read more >

State Turns to CJRW For Virus Messaging

State Turns to CJRW For Virus Messaging

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A new $650,000 communications campaign for the state’s COVID economic recovery task force is in development at CJRW, the state’s longtime marketing firm for parks and tourism. read more >

Wehco and Payroll

Wehco and Payroll

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Walter Hussman Jr., the Democrat-Gazette publisher and chairman of Wehco Inc., the chain that owns the paper, shared details last week after obtaining federal coronavirus relief loans through Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff. read more >

Papers in Peril, Part II: ‘Got to Reduce Our Costs’

Papers in Peril, Part II: ‘Got to Reduce Our Costs’

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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 >