October 20, 2009

'Adman' tells tale of newpaper's death

Most blogs and articles about the end of newspapers are by those who once filled or are filling the newsroom. But in Arkansas, the "Gazette Adman" wants to tell the battle of how the Arkansas Gazette lost the battle. Start with The Arkansas Newspaper War: 1. Seeds of defeat. and go on to see how many times you nod your head.
"Ever tried to get into your vehicle, see lots of clients and work up ad programs while chained to your desk? Neat trick. Try it sometime."
It's timely as The Morning News and Arkansas seek approval of a merger from the U.S. Department of Justice. Catch up with that story (and more history) courtesy of the Fayetteville Flyer. Besides telling us that the blog’s author appears to have worked in classified, retail and management  from 1970 to the closing of the doors in 1991, the Flyer leads us to links of other employees' memories.


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