Arkansas Week: Dustin McDaniel on ExxonMobile in Mayflower & Medicaid

On this week’s edition of AETN‘s “Arkansas Week,” Steve Barnes talks to Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel about ExxonMobil and the Mayflower oil spill. Plus, me, KUAR’s Michael Hibblen and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Doug Thompson discuss the Medicaid non-expansion expansion and gubernatorial/congressional politics. You can watch the whole show right here.

In Which the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Tries to Bully Malco Theaters

Sour grapes much? At right, a real house that’s running in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in northwest Arkansas, where Malco Theaters has decided to stop running its movie listings in the daily newspaper because, well, THE INTERNET. And really, smartphones. Romenesko notes it here, asking, “Does anyone still use newspapers to check movie times?” The answer […]

The State’s Budget, Economy, Redistricting and the GOP Race for President on ‘Arkansas Week’

I’m back on AETN’s “Arkansas Week,” which airs at 8 p.m. tonight, along with host Steve Barnes, KUAR-FM’s Malcolm Glover and Doug Thompson of the northwest Arkansas edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. On the docket: legislators angle to fill two holes in the state budget, the latest on Arkansas’ economy, a lawsuit over redistricting, Gov. […]

Democrat-Gazette: ‘Only Build What You Can Sell’

Conan Gallaty, the online director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, talking to American Journalism Review: “For a lot of papers, it’s not if, but when,” says Conan Gallaty, online director of the Democrat-Gazette. Gallaty readily acknowledges that the thought of a paywall — and the virtually guaranteed drop in pageviews once it goes up — “gives […]

The Daily: An Assessment

I helped hype The Daily last week, the day News Corp. — with the help of Apple — unveiled the iPad-only daily news app they’re asking you to pay 99 cents a week for. Built from scratch every day, The Daily promises a new era in journalism. It’s a bold new model that puts the […]

In the Firing Squad for Tonight's AETN Governors Debate Among Mike Beebe, Jim Keet and Jim Lendall

I’m among the panelists for today’s hour-long gubernatorial debate starring incumbent Mike Beebe (D), Jim Keet (R) and Jim Lendall (G). We tape the debate at 2 p.m. in Conway and it airs tonight at 8 p.m. on your local Arkansas Educational Television Network affiliate. Also on tonight’s panel: Ron Breeding of NPR affiliate KUAR-FM […]