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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, who has owned and run the site since October 2007.
After three years on MonticelloLive.com, Burgess is convinced his style of coverage is sustainable, and here to remain as a competitor to the local paper (the Advance Monticellonian, in this case). “Convenience stores, instant coffee and faster information,” he says. “It’s all the same concept.
Right now, they’re small operations. But they’ve got the right idea: covering intensely local news intensely, offering readers news they can’t find anywhere else, even in the competing print paper.
TolbertReport.com teams with InsideSaline.com and MySaline.com to present a day of debates by candidates in local elections.
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Last night, the three Democratic contenders for an Arkansas U.S. Senate seat squared off, and now it’s the 8 Republican candidates’ turn.
Some Saturday commitments keep us from attending the forum, taking place at today’s meeting of Arkansas newspaper editors at the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock. So we recommend you watch via an A-team of Twitter correspondents on the ground downtown:
Andrew DeMillo, AP – @ademillo
John Lyon, Arkansas News Bureau – @johnlyon09
Dave Catanese, Politico – @davecatanese
Jason Tolbert – @TolbertReport
John Brummett – @johnbrummett
Update – The debate’s over: See DeMillo’s first AP write-through, available here.
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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 to come.