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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:46:00

Columbia Journalism Review analysis: Mainstream media devoted outsized coverage to Clinton scandals during 2016 election

The Columbia Journalism Review takes an in-depth look at coverage of the 2016 presidential election in conventional mainstream outlets such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN, and Politico.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 15:02:00

KARK and Fox16 launch anti-violence initiative

KARK and Fox16, in response to the fatal shootings late last year or two toddlers, are launching an anti-violence campaign.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 07:39:00

KATV adds drone; ready for 'ideal' news story — flood or tornado

KATV announced yesterday that it is adding a drone to its news-gathering equipment. A news release expressing excitement about potential disaster coverage brought back memories of another TV station's experience.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 07:27:00

Oxford American wins prestigious National Magazine Award for General Excellence

The Oxford American wins magazine equivalent of Oscar.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 11:52:00

Former Arkansas Gazette publisher Craig Moon's gig at Las Vegas paper: mouthpiece for Sheldon Adelson

The shenanigans continue at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 19:02:00

Former Arkansas Gazette publisher Craig Moon signs on to be Sheldon Adelson's lackey in Las Vegas

Craig Moon, former publisher of the Arkansas Gazette, will take over as publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which has been in disarray since it was purchased by billionaire casino magnate and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson. The move appears to signal the final nail in the coffin of the paper as a legitimate journalistic operation.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 16:15:00

Media spat in NW Arkansas

OK, it's inside baseball, but it's interesting inside baseball: A Northwest Arkansas newspaper has accused a Northwest Arkansas TV station of allowing a judge to choose a story for the station so its manager could avoid a fine or jail time for being in contempt of court.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 17:17:00

Arkansas minimum wage worker fired for talking to the press

Well, this is just awful. Shanna Tippen, a minimum wage worker at a Pine Bluff hotel, was fired because she spoke to the Washington Post and told the paper that the state's coming minimum wage hike would help her.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 17:46:00

Beyond rehoming crowdfunding update

In 10 days, we've raised nearly $10,000 to support our investigative project into the state's child welfare system. But to ensure that we can adequately develop the dozens upon dozens of leads we've gotten since the rehoming stories first appeared, we're shooting for $15,000. That'll enable us to hire at least one reporter and one intern (but possibly more) to help on this months-long project.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 16:07:00

Rep. Nate Bell blasts adoption story before seeing it; 'rehoming' bill introduced

Response to our story about rehoming and adoption has been overwhelmingly positive, with one exception. Rep. Nate Bell (R-Mena) has informed me that writing this story makes me the predator and Justin Harris the victim. I'm hellbound, apparently.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 09:28:00

The Democrat-Gazette still fond of white supremacists, in spite of themselves

The descent into self-parody in the Democrat-Gazette’s endorsement last weekend of Tom Cotton was as inevitable as the endorsement itself. Arkansans should vote for Cotton or vote for Sen. Mark Pryor as they see fit. But all of us should be embarrassed of our daily paper’s Confederate nostalgia gussied up as True Grit.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:20:00

LRPD's new police dispatch site up and running

The LRPD kicked off their new online police dispatch log today, a website that allows citizens and the media to see the time, location and basic nature of all LRPD dispatches in the city on a 30 minute delay, with dispatches disappearing from the site 8 hours after they're made.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 07:20:00

Adventures in headline writing at the Democrat-Gazette

"Islamic State underrated, Obama says." The D-G's headline writers meant that U.S. intelligence underestimated the threat posed by ISIS. But surely some Arkansas Tea Partier somewhere spit out their coffee this morning — their long-held theory of the terrorist-palling, secret-Muslim President Obama finally confirmed! The Islamic State ain't so bad, he says. It's underrated!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:10:37

Times contributor Eifling to head up journalism startup Ratter

A new digital publication, Ratter, will launch in the coming months with ambitions to break original stories rich with unbelievable truth. Fayetteville native and Arkansas Times contributor Sam Eifling will serve as editorial director.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 06:53:00

Repressive governments crack down on bloggers

Russia goes after bloggers. You say it couldn't happen here? Let's hope not. But our politicians have repressive tendencies, too.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 09:54:00

Fox News corrects misleading graphic

Fox News admits its graphic on Obamacare enrollment was hooey. But what misleading graphic will the network use now that enrollment has hit the 7 million mark?

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:14:00

Fox's Megyn Kelly wants to make sure kids know that Santa is white. And Jesus too!

[embed-1]Megyn Kelly, saving the children... 

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 11:52:00

How the Washington Post blew the story of the March on Washington

Before we all get too misty-eyed about the demise of the legacy media, remember that sometimes the glory days weren't so glorious.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 13:54:00

UPDATE Oxford American's Warwick Sabin to lead Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

Leading the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, "synthesizes all of my interests and passions," Warwick Sabin said today by phone. After five and a half years as publisher of the Oxford American, he said the timing was right for him to leave and that he was confident he was leaving the magazine on good footing.

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