Tagged: Pine Bluff Commercial

GateHouse Deal Leaves Wreckage in Its Wake

GateHouse Deal Leaves Wreckage in Its Wake

Outtakes

After nearly four years fighting a battle of attrition as managing editor of the Pine Bluff Commercial, John Worthen is done with what he called “the madness” of leading a skeleton crew delivering news to Jefferson County. read more >

An Old Friend, the LCD, Joins Paxton News Chain

An Old Friend, the LCD, Joins Paxton News Chain

Outtakes

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 >

In Print, Grim Numbers But Some Successes

In Print, Grim Numbers But Some Successes

Outtakes

Numbers in the new Arkansas Media Directory from the Arkansas Press Association offer a wealth of detail on the state’s 82 weekly, nine semiweekly and 21 daily newspapers. But for fans of the inky publishing industry, they make for pretty grim reading. read more >

Tee Hicks Named New Publisher at Pine Bluff Commercial

Tee Hicks Named New Publisher at Pine Bluff Commercial

Whispers

In addition to leading the Commercial, the Los Angeles native and former advertising director at the Las Vegas Review-Journal will oversee the Stuttgart Daily Leader, Newport Independent, Arkadelphia Siftings Herald, and several other publications. read more >

Publisher Ed Graves Leaves Pine Bluff Commercial

Publisher Ed Graves Leaves Pine Bluff Commercial

Whispers

Ed Graves, hailed as the first black publisher of an Arkansas daily newspaper, is apparently leaving the Pine Bluff Commercial just shy of 12 months after taking over the paper as GateHouse Media Inc.’s group publisher overseeing more than a dozen properties. read more >

Gatehouse Shake-Up Ousts Two Arkansas Publishers

Gatehouse Shake-Up Ousts Two Arkansas Publishers

Gatehouse Media has dismissed longtime Pine Bluff Commercial Editor and Publisher Byron Tate, along with Senior Group Publisher Shane Allen, based in Heber Springs. Their replacement is Ed Graves, a groundbreaking African-American. read more >