On Sunday, The Mercury of Manhattan, Kan., reprinted the statement of values that is published daily on page 2 in all 10 of the daily newspapers owned by WEHCO Media. In doing so, the newspaper promised its readers that it also is committed to the values held by Walter E. Hussman Jr. and that it will attempt "to live by this statement, day after day, regardless of the form our journalistic work takes."MORE
The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction, Colo., and other newspapers owned by Seaton Publishing will soon be adopting their own set of Core Values, inspired by the column that Walter Hussman Jr., ran recently in the Wall Street Journal.
Jay Seaton, publisher of The Daily Sentinel, said their statement of values won't be a verbatim copy of the WEHCO Media statement, but – in many respects – will be a strong reflection of the values the WEHCO papers hold.MORE
Former President Bill Clinton will speak at a Nov. 21 dinner celebration at the Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center honoring the 200-year anniversary of the first issue of The Arkansas Gazette newspaper.
It's part of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's 200-day celebration of the Gazette's history as the oldest newspaper west of the Mississippi River.MORE
Chris Roush, Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, has been named dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University.
Roush, 54, begins July 22 in his new role at Quinnipiac, a private university in Connecticut with about 10,000 students.MORE
Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Ark., Rotary Club meeting. He promised that if they keep paying their current rate of $36 a month for subscription to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper, even though it will no longer be printed daily or delivered to their door, they'll get a free iPad to view a digital version.
The daily digital replica of the state's largest newspaper will be accessed with an easy-to-use app they can download on the tablet that the newspaper is distributing to subscribers.
Hussman, the newspaper's publisher, said Wednesday that by the end of the year, only the Sunday edition of the paper will be printed.MORE
Walter E. Hussman Jr. is banking on technology to save the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
The newspaper publisher has bought thousands of iPads to give to subscribers in parts of the state who no longer receive print editions of the Democrat-Gazette. Some of those subscribers still receive the printed edition of the Sunday newspaper.
The efforts come as Hussman is being celebrated Thursday as the Arkansan of the Year by Easterseals Arkansas. And Hussman is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Arkansas Gazette.MORE
America's Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago.
Dean Ridings will be its chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.
America's Newspapers unites two of the oldest press associations to form one of the industry's largest advocates for newspapers and the many benefits to their communities, civil life, freedom of expression and democracy.
"Newspaper journalism provides a voice for the voiceless, challenges elected officials, shines a light on government, calls for change when change is needed, and exposes corruption and injustice," said Chris Reen, the president and publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs who will serve as the first president of America's Newspapers.More
A new association formed by the consolidation of SNPA and the Inland Press Association was officially launched today. The name of the new association will be announced on Oct. 6 at the association's first annual meeting in Chicago.
Edward VanHorn, SNPA's executive director, said that the merger unites two of the country's oldest press associations into a progressive new organization that will use its bigger and more powerful voice to be an unapologetic advocate for newspapers.More