Walter E. Hussman, Jr.
Owner & Publisher
Walter E. Hussman Jr., owner and publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and president and CEO of WEHCO Media, Inc. was named Editor & Publisher’s 2008 Publisher of the Year. According to E&P, Hussman, a third-generation newspaper man, has become a contrarian in an age of new industry conventional wisdom. Rather than shrink circulation, the Democrat-Gazette maintains its ambition to be a state-wide newspaper.
Hussman, 63, is a member of Board of Directors of The Associated Press and is chairman of the P.A.R.K. Foundation. Included in his civic activities are his continuing efforts to improve public education and after-school programs in Little Rock and the state of Arkansas. Hussman received University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in October 2009. Hussman has been publisher of the Democrat-Gazette since 1974.
[AR 0101] - Part 1: Intro and Contribution (4:15)
Walter Hussman Jr., publisher, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; Little Rock, Ark., introduces himself and summarizes the key contribution of his newspaper to Little Rock and greater Arkansas
[AR 0102] - Part 2: Strategic Changes (8:36)
Walter Hussman Jr., publisher, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; Little Rock, Ark., outlines key changes his newspaper has made in recent years and discusses the rationale for his newspaper’s Internet paywall.
[AR 0103] - Part 3: The Future and Career Prospects (5:03)
Walter Hussman Jr., publisher, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; Little Rock, Ark., talks about future prospects in the newspaper business and preparing for a career in the newspaper industry.