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Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 15:42:00

Democrat-Gazette closing its free weekly, Sync

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is closing its free weekly, Sync, begun in 2007.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 12:56:00

Hutchinson likely to be less of a TV presence

Have a question for Gov. Asa Hutchinson? It appears likely the public will have fewer opportunities to pose them on TV than during the Beebe administration.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 11:10:00

Paul Greenberg stepping down as editor of Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial page

News surfaces on Twitter that Paul Greenberg is stepping down as editorial page editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette after 23 years.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:14:00

Movie, reception tonight at Ron Ronbinson benefits Out in Arkansas

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Ron Robinson Theater for a reception, a screening of the movie "Sacred Hearts, Holy Souls," and discussion to benefit Out in Arkansas, our planned LGBT publication.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 07:21:00

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette weighs in on same-sex marriage

Since I mentioned the silence yesterday, note that the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial page got around to mentioning the U.S. Supreme Court marriage ruling this morning. Disapproving in many respects, it seemed to me. It included a reference to Nazi Germany and encouraged those unhappy with the ruling on religious grounds, closing, "Onward, Christian soldiers!"

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 07:01:00

Meanwhile, at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, flamingoes

Noted: Silence so far from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial page on the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 14:01:00

The High Profile question

NOW will the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette publish same-sex marriages in the society section?

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 07:18:00

UPDATE: Hogs radioman disappears. 'Personnel matter.'

Several have inquired about the absence of Phil Elson as announcer on the broadcast of the Razorbacks' collegiate baseball playoffs win in Stillwater, Okla, So far, I've had no luck getting answers.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 07:48:00

Still nothing from Democrat-Gazette on Suggs allegations

Still no reporting in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on allegations of plagiarism against Little Rock School Superintendent Dexter Suggs. Maybe tomorrow.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 07:29:00

Suggs gets good spin from Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette coverage of Little Rock School Superintendent Dexter Suggs' meeting with school parents took a milder approach than I would have taken.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 17:01:42

Open line — Bonus media report: the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette joins the free newspaper ranks

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has started a cutrate subscription offer to bring back some readers lost to rate increases. It's not the only place where signs of business stress are showing in what used to be almost a public utility with guaranteed big profits.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 09:28:00

Nervous at newspapers as jobs get cut

GateHouse newspapers, a part of the New Media company that recently purchased all Stephens Media newspapers, including several in Arkansas but not its share of the joint venture with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Northwest Arkansas, is laying of people around the country, Romenesko reports.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 16:21:00

Stephens Media newspapers sold to New York investment group for $102.5 million

Stephens Media newspapers have been sold to the New Media Investment group for $102.5 million

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 09:47:00

Major ad firm merger announced — CJRW and Heathcott

Here, delivered to me a day late, is the announcement of the merger between the CJRW and Heathcott ad/pr firms.

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 14:47:00

Northwest Arkansas newspapers to merge under Democrat-Gazette

Had to happen. Northwest Arkansas Newspapers will be consolidated into a single regional edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 11:32:00

Memorial service 1 p.m. Monday for Doug Smith

Memorial service for Doug Smith, 74, retired associate editor of the Arkansas Times, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Ruebel Funeral Home. It will be led by Marie Mainard O'Connell. Memorials: Central Arkansas Library Foundation or the ACLU of Arkansas.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:02:00

Doug Smith, long-time Arkansas newsman, dies at 74

Doug Smith, a veteran Arkansas journalist who retired in 2013 after 21 years as a reporter, columnist and editorial writer for the Arkansas Times, has died at 74.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 15:17:00

Cotton's freeze-out of Arkansas Times gets national note

Talking Points Memo, the Josh Marshall-led national political website, churned out a little feature today on an item here last week about the refusal of Tom Cotton's communications man David Ray to allow anyone from the Arkansas Times to listen in on a conference call about the campaign's media strategy and polling work.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:15:00

Department of nonsensical analogies: Democrat-Gazette columnist Dana Kelley compares hoodies to Confederate flags

D-G columnist Dana Kelley thinks people wearing hoodies is equivalent to displaying the Confederate flag. There are a few issues with this analogy.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 15:57:00

Democrat-Gazette Sunday circulation rises with 52,237 free papers

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has pushed up Sunday circulation with more than 52,000 free weekly editions, according to figures the newspaper provided today.

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    The Little Rock Police Department has tweeted that officers are on the scene of a double shooting at the Midtown Park Apartments, 6115 W. Markham St., near the corner of University Avenue and Markham. Police say one person has died, and a second victim is at a hospital. The apartments were previously known as the Plaza Towers, an affordable housing development.
  • State Supreme Court denies stay of Kenneth Williams' execution

    The Arkansas Supreme Court in brief orders today denied petitions by Kenneth Williams for a stay in his scheduled execution at 7 p.m. Thursday.
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    The board of directors of Metroplan voted today to seek public comment on an amendment to its Imagine Arkansas long-range transportation plan that would allow the highway department's 30 Crossing project, to widen 7 miles of I-30 through downtown North Little Rock and North Little Rock and replace the Arkansas River bridge, to go forward.

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