Three Arkansas papers to close this week 9/10/18

After 150 years, the Daily Siftings of Arkadelphia, Ark., will publish its final issue on Friday, Sept. 14.

The Hope Star, in print for 145 years, also will print its last issue on Friday. The Nevada County Picayune, based in Prescott, publishes its last issue on Sept. 12.


Hope Star recognizes '20 under 50' who go above and beyond 6/6/17

"People are the life, the driving force of every community," says Rick Kennedy, regional editor of The Hope (Ark.) Star. The paper highlighted 20 individuals who are moving their community forward and making improvements in the lives of others in a special "20 under 50" section published Saturday, June 3.

Hope Star readers were asked to participate by nominating people under the age of 50 who are making big contributions in Hempstead County.

Click the link below to view the special section.


SNPA papers hold fast to protocols that guard against fake news 5/23/17

By Christy Oglesby, Special to the SNPA eBulletin

Like other mainstream newspapers, the Hope Star and the Times Free Press in Chattanooga hold fast to protocols that guard against the publication of fake news. Some require a minimum of three named sources for every story. Others forbid unnamed sources. Period.

With the introduction of "fake news" and "alternative facts" into the nation's lexicon, those reporting guidelines are what distinguish these newspapers from news outlets that operate without them.

From Alaska to Pennsylvania and all points in between, reputable newspapers strive to eschew fast and first to deliver only facts.


Ed Graves named senior group publisher 8/1/16

GateHouse Media, the owners of The Pine Bluff (Ark.) Commercial and The White Hall Journal, has named Ed Graves as the new senior group publisher.

Graves, who will be based in Pine Bluff, replaces Byron Tate of The Commercial and Shane Allen of The Journal. Tate and Allen are no longer with the company.