Arkansas Week Tonight: McDaniel, Shoffner, #ARLEG, Medicaid & Wal-Mart

A packed, fast-paced show tonight on AETN’s “Arkansas Week.” I join host Steve Barnes and Michael Hibblen, news director of KUAR-FM, 89.1, in Little Rock and Dr. Price Dooley of the political science department of the University of Central Arkansas. On the agenda, Dustin McDaniel’s “meet-the-press” moment, more woes for Martha Shoffner, the coming legislative […]

Incremental Change: Tuesday’s Good Reads

A few of the recent online news stories, analysis and blog posts crossing the radar: Memo to Newspapers: Incremental Change Is Not Helping – GigaOm – It’s time to stop the slow-motion train wreck at daily newspapers and go digital-first. Pay to Play – AJR – As noted here, includes comments from Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Publisher […]

Making Online News Work in Small-town Arkansas

It’s happening. Someone people are doing it. We’ve noted the Fayetteville Flyer, Ozarks Unbound, the CityWire and others. And this week, Arkansas Business media writer Sam Eifling checks in with two other online-only news sites: the MagnoliaReporter.com and MonticelloLive.com, which has received 1.7 million page views during the past year. Its growth tickles Joe Burgess, […]

Snow: We Have Some!

This is the scene outside our window in Calico Rock, Arkansas today. This north Arkansas city always holds the distinction of being the hottest or coldest part of the state, depending on the season. Today, it’s one of the snowiest parts of Arkansas, with about three inches on the ground. Snowmen and snowball fights sure […]