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Vol. 14 | No. 24 | Thursday, June 13, 2019

ASSOCIATION

Serving Press and State Since 1873

This year’s FOIA award winners lead by example In an era where government accountability and transparency are increasingly important, two Arkansas newsroom leaders are setting the example for their employees and their readers about Arkansas’s Freedom of Information Act and its essential role.

David Bailey, managing editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Chris Wessel, editor of the Jonesboro Sun, both see it as their obligation to be ambassadors for FOIA. Both experts in advocating for and utilizing FOIA, Bailey

and Wessel are this year’s recipients of the Arkansas Press Association Freedom of Information Act award.

“We need great journalists like David Bailey and Chris Wessel who understand the Freedom of Information Act and who emphasize the importance of the law to their newsrooms and their communities,” said Ashley Wimberley, APA executive director. “We are fortunate they are passionate about service as a government watchdog and about the newspaper’s role in our democracy. I’m grateful to them

both for the assistance they’ve provided our organization, and I’m glad for the opportunity to recognize their efforts with this year’s FOIA award.”

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Managing Editor David Bailey may have spent more time in Capitol committee rooms than he did his own newsroom over the course of the last legislative session. Bailey was one of the newspaper industry’s go-to witnesses at the Legislature for FOIA and Continued on Page 2

Buh Jones and his band are set to deliver hits as convention entertainment Langdon “Buh” Jones plays the songs his audience wants to listen to, and after two years performing at the annual Arkansas Press Association Convention, the Little Rock performer thinks he has a good feel for the APA crowd.

rock to plues and modern alternative – and he notes that he’s made a career of playing to his audience.

Jones and his band will play following the APA Honors Banquet on Friday evening, June 28, at the convention at the Hotel Hot Springs in Hot Springs. Jones will entertain attendees with solo acoustic guitar during breaks throughout the convention. Jones has more than three decades of music experience, playing a catalog of what he calls “the greatest classic songs of all time.” He plays a wide variety of music from country and classic

“I’ve played for y’all the last two years and I’ve really enjoyed playing for you acoustically,” he said. “After playing for a couple years I’ve gotten to know the group

a little bit and I feel like I know what you want and are looking forward to.” The full band includes vocalist Danny Rains, who also plays bass guitar, drummer Scott Southern, and Jones’s sister, Lillith Jones, on vocals. This year marks the first time the entire band will attend the APA convention. “We play songs that fit us and that fit a wide audience, and we’ve been successful with that,” Jones said. “I try to keep everything danceable … and I love the challenge of not only finding popular songs, but songs that are more obscure but have some accessibility.” Jones, an Arkansas native, has been back Continued on Page 3


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has pledged to continue fighting the attacks on FOIA and the First Amendment that he describes as “more common and more venomous” over the past several years. “I have become a person who dotes on his grandchildren, and I want more than anything for them to have wonderful, fulfilling lives,” Bailey said. “I won’t stand quietly by while some people are dead set on making my grandkids live in a society that impedes or punishes free speech.” David Bailey First Amendment topics. Ellen Kreth, an APA board member and chairman of the Arkansas FOIA Task Force, said Bailey’s testimony was persuasive to lawmakers and “unmatched in its effectiveness. “David’s knowledge and testimony about potential bills and their impact on FOIA was a tremendous asset to the newspaper business and the public’s right to know,” Kreth said. “He would read the plain language of the bill and then decipher its true meaning and potential effects on the free flow of information. He could read the bill and determine what information might become exempt under FOIA that perhaps even the lawmakers had not thought about. And then he could testify about the effects and the complexity of the bills in a way that was easy to understand.”

Bailey has been in the newspaper industry since 1972, working for newspapers in Mississippi, Tennessee and Louisiana in addition to his time at the DemocratGazette. While at the Morning Advocate in Baton Rouge, Bailey was also an adjunct professor at Louisiana State University. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He and his wife, Twyla, have two children and four grandchildren.

The Jonesboro Sun and its editor, Chris Wessel, aren’t just advocates for the Freedom of Information Act. At the time of this publication, they’re also litigants.

He’s also active at the national level, where he was chairman of the Associated Press Managing Editors’ First Amendment Committee. He served a three-year term on the APME board of directors. Bailey Arkansas Publisher Weekly

“As the leader of a newsroom, I believe it’s part of my job to help educate reporters and other editors about the FOIA,” Wessel said. “It’s an easy task once they realize it’s almost always up to us to stand up for the law or it won’t be enforced. In a way, we are the police of open government, and it’s up to us to ensure it stays that way. I know of few other media outlets besides newspapers that stand for such a noble cause.” Not only should newspapers utilize FOIA, Wessel said journalists should keep public officials and their respective communities informed about the law as well. “Many times, it’s the press that has to educate public officials on the law,” he said. “We also have people contact the newspaper about FOIA because they depend on us to know whether they should have access to certain public information. Oftentimes, an individual is stymied by government officials in trying to obtain public information. When newspaper folks know the law, they can help the average resident get the information they are seeking.” Wessel has been The Sun’s editor for more than seven years. He came to Jonesboro from Florida where he was editor of Hernando Today in Brooksville, Florida. Over Wessel’s 36-year career he’s also been editor of the Citrus County Chronicle in Florida and was publisher of his hometown newspaper, the Atchison Daily Globe in Atchison, Kansas.

Bailey, a Natchez, Miss., native, relocated to Arkansas in 1993. He said he was concerned at that time to learn that public officials and even journalists held the belief that the Arkansas FOIA allowed records custodians three days to respond to a records request. Because nothing in the law specifically supported that, Bailey said he “decided then that some personal initiative was required.” As assistant city editor at the DemocratGazette, he became an active member of the Arkansas FOIA Coalition. When he was promoted to city editor, he started testifying on open records and transparency issues at the General Assembly.

Wessel said he’s eager to accept the responsibility of champion for FOIA, which he sees as one of his obligations as a journalist.

Wessel is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism. He and his wife, Noel, have three grown children.

Chris Wessel Wessel and The Sun last month sued the city of Jonesboro in Craighead County Circuit Court over the city police department’s handling of incident reports. It’s the latest battle in a longrunning dispute over the department’s transparency. Wessel has led the charge for FOIA, arguing for the law in multiple opinion columns on the matter. 2

The veteran journalists will be presented their awards on Friday, June 28, at the annual APA Honors Banquet. The awards dinner begins at 7 p.m. at the Hotel Hot Springs in Hot Springs. The event is held in conjunction with the annual APA convention that runs from June 26-29. To register for the convention or purchase tickets for the banquet, visit www. ArkansasPress.org. June 13, 2019


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Buh Jones Band

in Little Rock for five years after 14 years as a music teacher and band member in the Dallas area. He said his unusual stage name is a tribute to his brother who passed away in 2009. His brother, when trying to call him “brother,” would drop off a syllable, leaving it sounding like “Buh.” His band has a Facebook page, @buhband, and a YouTube channel, Buh Jones, where several videos of performances are archived.

Journalism industry seeks congressional action on two fronts Congress is considering two pieces of legislation important to newspapers that could have positive impacts on financial viability in a time of uncertainty for the newspaper industry. Both bills are supported by national newspaper trade groups. The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, and Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, would give newspaper publishers a limited safe harbor to negotiate with online news publishers. The 48-month safe harbor provision would allow news publishers and online platforms to negotiate and coordination to improve access and quality of news online. The safe harbor provision would give publishers the opportunity to coordinate with the owners of dominant online platforms like Google and Facebook regarding the terms by which news content may be distributed. Kennedy said the “heart of this bill” is helping newspaper survive against layoffs and ever-growing online competition. According to Klobuchar, “It’s more important than ever that we protect the

free press and establish an even playing field for negotiation with online platforms. Our bipartisan legislation will improve the quality and accessibility of reporting and ensure that journalists are able to continue their critical work.” The other bill of interest, the Saving Local Newspapers Act, would allow publishers to convert their newspapers to nonprofit status if they chose to do so. The bill sponsored by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-California, would state that publishing is an acceptable purpose under nonprofit tax rules and that advertising revenues may support a nonprofit organization without being taxed as unrelated business income. According to National Newspaper Association President Andrew Johnson, the bill offers another option to publishers as they look for ways to keep their newspapers viable. “NNA realizes that not-for-profit status is not the solution for many newspapers, but we are award that some publishers have looked into the possibility,” Johnson said. “While getting the IRS sanction does not solve the need for sustaining revenues, it does open the door for charitable giving by those in a community who want to keep good journalism alive in their towns.”

Don’t Forget Early Bird Registration Deadline Friday June 14 Final Registration Deadline Convention, Golf Tournament & Kids’ Press Camp Friday, June 21

Mark Your Calendar 2019 APA Convention June 26-29 Hotel Hot Springs

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—30— Linda Seubold

Linda Seubold, an award-winning journalist and co-founder of the longrunning magazine Entertainment Fort Smith died on June 5. She was 76. Seubold, of Roland, Oklahoma, was the editor-in-chief of the magazine she helped start in 2000. Before that she was a reporter and editor for the Times Record in Fort Smith, where she wrote the feature column “Offbeat” from 1984-1999. She was a native of Fort Smith and graduate of Fort Smith High School, and attended Fort Smith Junior College. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank. Seubold is survived by five children, 12 grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren and two brothers. Her funeral is scheduled for Friday, June 14, at 1 p.m. at the Heritage United Methodist Church in Van Buren. Memorials may be made to the U.S. Marshals Museum, 14 N. Third St., Suite D, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Industry Quote of the Week “If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press. And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That’s how dictators get started...They get started by suppressing free press. In other words, a consolidation of power. When you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press.”

-Senator John McCain Arkansas Publisher Weekly

SNPA, Inland announce plans to merge The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and the Inland Press Associations have announced their intention to consolidate the two entities effective Oct. 1. Members of each association received details about the plan that was ratified by the boards of both associations last week. Members will vote on the plan, with the results to be announced on June 28. “The industry has seen a significant change in the last decade,” said Doug Phares, president of the Inland Press Association said in a news release. “There has been a migration to larger groups and an exiting of many long-term

family owners. It has also seen a seismic shift in the business model and long-held practices have been upended.” In the release, Phares, the co-chairman of the merger planning group, said that the boards of both associations saw a critical need for an industry association that “provides voice, focus and function equal

Mark Your Calendar The APA will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day!

to the challenges of our new reality.” The release quoted P.J. Browning, the current president of SNPA, as saying: “While we are proposing a new association with a new focus, we are also committed to preserving the networking, the camaraderie, and the idea-sharing that are hallmarks of SNPA and Inland.” According to the two groups, the benefits of a merger include greater resources, additional opportunities for training and continuing education and increased coordination and partnerships with journalism schools and industry organizations.

The organizations have hired a marketing/ branding firm to work on naming and messaging and a company to conduct a national search for a CEO. The SNPA currently has about 500 newspaper members. Inland Press Association, based in Des Plaines, Illinois, has about 1,200 total members.

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Guest Column:

A Newspaper Life By John Brummett This column first appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and is reprinted with permission. When I was a kid, we lived in a four-room, flat-topped house at the end of a graveled lane extending from Stanton Road in southwest Little Rock to a dead end at woods that soon would be cleared for a subdivision. My dad worked nights loading Nabisco cookie trucks downtown. He left the house in our only vehicle about 3:30 p.m., returned around 1 a.m., and slept late in mornings. My life was sheltered, especially in summer, when I would spend all day imagining baseball games in the backyard-acting out all the parts--and waiting for the afternoon Arkansas Democrat to be thrown in our driveway around 4 p.m. We didn’t take the Gazette because it was too liberal. Each afternoon, at the moment I heard the crunch of tires on the gravel of our driveway, and the ensuing thud of the thrown paper’s landing, I would rush to retrieve what would provide my day’s highlight. I would spread the broadsheet on the living room floor, put my elbows on the pages and get them inky black, and devour the sports pages, mainly to study the box scores and standings and see how the Detroit Tigers had made out the night before. Yes, children, it is true: It was possible in the early 1960s not to know for nearly 24 hours the score of a ballgame. I also read many of the sports articles and revered the bylines. I could figure out from the context the meaning of words even as I mangled their pronunciation. A rookie had made his major-league “de butt.” That meant his first game, his “debut.” In a player’s contract dispute, one guy accused another of having “my-zuld” him.

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That meant telling him something that wasn’t so. It was spelled “misled.” I recall my mother telling people that she never heard of a kid who loved spreading a newspaper in the floor and baptizing himself in it, though baptizing is my metaphor now, not hers then. We weren’t metaphorical in our house, and we certainly weren’t metaphorical about salvation. When I was 16, a high school junior and sports editor of the McClellan High newspaper, I heard that the Democrat hired high school kids from Central, Hall and Parkview as part-time sports department staffers. I sent sports editor Jack Keady a letter of application. I came home from school a couple of days later and my mom said a Mr. Keady had called and wanted me at the Democrat the next morning at 6 o’clock to join other staffers in putting out the afternoon sports section. I and the other high schoolers worked until 8, then headed to school. What that meant was that my dad would have to let me drive the sole family car, the 1962 Dodge Dart with the push-button automatic transmission, and extend himself financially to get another vehicle. His sister’s husband, my uncle Bob Bevis, had, at that time, Bevis Dodge at Ninth and Spring Streets. Bob let a late-model yellow Chevy Impala go to my dad on a literal brother-in-law deal. It took an extended family to raise a newspaperman. This was December 1969 and I was getting up before dawn and driving I-30 downtown to do professional journalism. I used high school algebra to size AP photos for the column width of the paper. I wrote headlines, such as 2-36-2 Bodoni. That meant two columns, 36-point type, two lines, Bodoni font. “Kaline’s homers/

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lift Detroit, 7-3.” I remember asking the slot man--a dear, heavy-drinking man who laid out the sports section--if he had meant for that headline to be “ital” or “padonna.” He said, “Padonna? Oh, dear, Jaybrum. It’s Bodoni.” Some mornings another guy would clip local high school basketball game articles from the morning Gazette and hand me a stack to rewrite. I could deliver a halfdozen three-paragraph Gazette rewrites in 15 minutes, then head back out on the freeway to first-period English class. A printed newspaper delivered daily to the driveway or porch is thus the thread and theme of my life. And now the year I go on Medicare is the year I read that the printed newspaper may soon stop coming except on Sunday. I get it. I’ve insisted on keeping up with the digital technology in other areas of my life. I have the fiber optics. I have the Internet TV. My life is pretty thoroughly served by a stream and a download. I read as much of this paper on my phone as on paper. But a mild May morning spent on the deck with a cup of coffee, a pair of happy beagles and the newsprint newspaper spread before me ... it’s a transcendent joy of a seamless life. So this will be a seam. A newspaper life ... I should write a book-a digital one, self-published, on Amazon. John Brummett, whose column appears regularly in the Arkansas DemocratGazette, is a member of the Arkansas Writers’ Hall of Fame. Brummett’s email address is jbrummett@arkansasonline. com.

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CONVENTION

June 26 - June 29, 2019


Convention Schedule Wednesday, June 26

Friday, June 28 (cont’d)

Noon

9:00 am

3:00 pm 6:00 pm

APA Golf Luncheon & Tournament

Hot Springs Country Club

Registration Opens Explore Hot Springs

Dinner on your own

Thursday, June 27 8:00 am 8:30 am Noon 1:30 pm

Registration Opens APA Board of Directors Meeting Roundtable Lunch Session: Increase Sales Performance Now Presenter: Carol Grubbe

3:30 pm

6:00 pm

Presenter: Teri Finneman, Ph.D. University of Kansas

Noon

Luncheon

2:00 pm

Session: News Photography Workshop

3:30 pm

Session: Connecting with Readers

6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Honorees’ Reception APA Honors Banquet

Session: Legal, Libel & FOIA Panel

Panelists: John Tull, Vincent Chadick and Christoph Keller with Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

Dinner & Behind-the-Scenes Tour Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

Session: 10 Tips for Increasing Your Social Media Engagement

9:00 pm

Headliner of the Year Louis Cella, Presidents’ Gavel Passing, Golf Awards Presenter: Kevin Pieper Presenter: Jim Pumarlo

Awards Presented: Distinguished Service, Freedom of Information, Golden 50 Service Awards and Journalism Educator

After-Hours Hospitality

Saturday, June 29 8:00 am

Registration Opens

Friday, June 28

8:30 am

7:30 am 8:00 am

Breakfast & APA Member Business Meeting

9:00 am

Session: ABC’s of Editorial Writing

Registration Opens APA Past Presidents’ Breakfast

(Invitation Only)

8:30 am

Trade Show & Silent Auction Opens

8:30 am4:30 pm

APA Kids’ Press Camp

10:30 am

with Continental Breakfast

Noon

Presenter: Jim Pumarlo

Session: Legislative Coverage 101 Panel

Moderator: Rex Nelson Panelists: Wesley Brown, Andrew DeMillo and Michael Wickline

APA Better Newspaper Editorial Awards Presentation

Emcee: Rex Nelson

Hotel Information Hotel Hot Springs

The Hotel Hot Springs & Spa at the Convention Center is Hot Springs’ newest destination hotel. This 14-story structure hosts scenic views of Historic Downtown Hot Springs and the Ouachita Mountains. The hotel is centrally located & perfect for guests looking to experience Historic Bathhouse Row, Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park plus the galleries and shops in the area. The Hotel Hot Springs & Spa will also live up to its namesake with a luxurious spa that features Hot Springs’ thermal healing water.

To make a room reservation, call 1-877-623-6697 305 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs AR 71901

Reserve hotel rooms by June 7 | $124 Single and $134 Double Our group code is APA2019

APA Golf Tournament

Hot Springs Country Club

AP The Hot Springs Country Club is nestled in the Ouachita foothills and surrounded by neighboring lakes and national parks. With 36 holes of golf available, the Club offers a wide variety of golfing experiences. The Park course, where our tournament will be held, is a bit more open than the Club’s second course, the Arlington. The Park course was recently renovated by Coore and Crenshaw. It is a little longer than its sister course, and offers Bentgrass greens for year-round playability.


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Guest Speakers Carol Grubbe Carol Grubbe has worked in media for more than 25 years. First in radio sales, then in newspaper as a sales person and niche publication/online sales director. She now is the Senior Regional Sales Manager with TownNews.com, a software company for all media companies, providing many digital solutions for her clients. Grubbe has received certification by Personality Insights to teach effective communication through DISC assessments.

Teri Finneman, Ph.D. Teri Finneman is a journalism professor at the University of Kansas. She worked as social media editor for The Brookings Register from 2016-2018 while a professor at South Dakota State. She previously worked as a political reporter and multimedia correspondent for The Fargo Forum and Forum Communications. She works with the North Dakota and South Dakota newspaper associations to conduct oral histories of journalists and serves as executive producer and co-host of the podcast Journalism History. In two years, Finneman grew the Facebook following for a small South Dakota daily by 3,600 and added 1,000 followers each to Instagram and Snapchat accounts started from scratch.

Kevin Pieper Kevin Pieper is a national award-winning professional photographer, writer and speaker with more than 25 years experience. He is also a biologist. His intimate knowledge of the natural world is evident in his stunning nature images, which both inspire and educate. In addition to his environmental work, Pieper produces editorial content on subjects ranging from personality profiles, human interest pieces to trending topics. His work has been published in Reader’s Digest, several National Geographic publications, Mother Earth News, the New York Times, USA Today, as well as dozens of other national publications.

Jim Pumarlo Jim Pumarlo spent 27 years working at small daily newspapers in International Falls and Red Wing, Minn. He served as editor of the Red Wing Republican Eagle for 21 years and is currently director of communications at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. He is the author of three books, “Bad News and Good Judgment: A Guide to Reporting on Sensitive Issues in a Small-Town Newspaper,” “Votes and Quotes: A Guide to Outstanding Election Campaign Coverage,” and most recently “Journalism Primer: A Guide to Community News Coverage for Beginning and Veteran Journalists.” He has won numerous journalism awards over his career, including the Minnesota Newspaper Association Al McIntosh Distinguished Service to Journalism Award.

Panelists

John Tull Managing Member Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

Vincent Chadick Of Counsel Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

Christoph Keller Associate Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

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Rex Nelson Senior Editor, Arkansas DemocratGazette

Wesley Brown Senior Political & Business Reporter Talk Business & Politics

Andrew DeMillo Capitol Correspondent The Associated Press

Michael Wickline State Capitol Reporter Arkansas DemocratGazette


Dinner & Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort THURSDAY, JUNE 27 at 6 PM

(Shuttle to will leave Hotel Hot Springs for Oaklawn at 5:30 pm)

Register to attend this fun event today!

REGISTER TODAY!

APA Annual Trade Show June 28, 2019

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Registration Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2019 With limited space this year, booths will sell quickly and will be at a first come first served basis.

Booth Fee Includes: • Draped 6-ft. Table, 2 Chairs • Name Badges • One Free Convention Registration

(includes access to free convention sessions – please register for paid events separately)

• Electricity & Internet Access • Waste Basket

Call the APA office today for more registration information at 501-374-1500. Arkansas Press Association 411 S. Victory, Little Rock, AR, 72201


Golf Tournament

APA’s 38th Annual

Benefitting the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation

Wednesday, June 26 Hot Springs Country Club, Hot Springs Noon Lunch & 1 p.m. Shotgun Start $150 Individual Entry Fee or $500 for a Team of Four Includes Two Mulligans & Lunch Tournament Sponsors: UAMS & AT&T Trophies Awarded to 1st Place Team, Longest Drive & Closest to the Pin.

Golf Tournament Entry Form Signing up as (circle one):

Individual or Team

Name ______________________________________Company ______________________________________ Mailing Address ________________________________________________________________________ City ___________________________________________________ State __________ Zip ___________ Phone _________________________ E-mail ____________________________ Golf Handicap ______________ (or) Average 18-hole Score ______________ Name(s) of those you wish to play with ______________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

Return to the Arkansas Press Association by email to ashley@arkansaspress.org 501-374-1500 | Fax 501-374-7509


APA 2019 Convention

Press Camp! FRIDAY, JUNE 28

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ONLY $20!

Camp Includes: • A Junior Press Card • Breakfast, lunch & supplies • Sightseeing field trip around Hot Springs Photos will be displayed Friday evening at the Honorees’ Reception.

PRESS CAMP FOR KIDS REGISTRATION FORM Ages 5-12 (adult supervision and camp counselors on hand) Child’s Name

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Parent(s) Newspaper / Company Total Number of Camp Registrants Please Return with Convention Registration Form to: 411 S. Victory, Little Rock, AR 72201 | Fax: (50) 374-7509

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fees for that day. For example, Saturday award winners pay PLUS $15 for the lunch. (b) A $10 (dollar) early bird discount can be taken per newspaper/company if June 14th and at least one full c) Thirteen year-olds and younger children may choose a child’s plate for Friday dinner and Saturday lunch.

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Arkansas Publisher Weekly: June 13, 2019  

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The Arkansas Publisher Weekly is the only direct source for late-breaking news regarding Arkansas' newspapers and related industries. Publis...