Meredith Oakley to leave Democrat-Gazette | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Meredith Oakley to leave Democrat-Gazette

Posted By on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Meredith Oakley, columnist and associate editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is leaving the newspaper after almost 35 years there.

"It was time," Oakley told me at lunch, when I asked her to confirm a note I'd received overnight. She didn't elaborate other than to emphasize the decision was her own. She gave notice Tuesday and will be working two more weeks. Oakley was editor of the Voices page and reported to Paul Greenberg, the editorial page editor. She'll turn 60 in June and plans to seek other work, but she has no specific plans at the moment.

Oakley is the senior news/editorial employee at the newspaper. She went to work about a year after Walter Hussman bought the then-evening Arkansas Democrat in 1975 and rose through reporting ranks to a management position. She was a right-hand to John R. Starr, the managing editor during the fierce newspaper war with the Arkansas Gazette. The war ended in October 1991 with the closure of the Gazette and Hussman's purchase of its assets.

Tags: , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (17)

Showing 1-17 of 17

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-17 of 17

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • IHOP coming down, but .....

    I always scan the Little Rock City Board for items of interest this week and this one caught my eye: A zoning measure required by a proposal to tear down the IHOP at Markham and University.
    • Apr 30, 2016
  • The inspiring Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for president illustrates again the double standard applied to women. Some writers get it. They even find the supposedly unlikable Clinton inspiring.
    • Oct 16, 2016
  • LR speakers blast state board for double standard

    A series of speakers, beginning with Sen. Joyce Elliott, denounced what they saw as a hidden agenda favoring charter schools at the state Department of Education and asked the state Board of Education for return of local control.
    • May 12, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation