Walter Hussman Jr., publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will retire by the end of the year.
Hussman announced the decision at the Arkansas Press Association’s inaugural Arkansas Press Freedom Gala at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
His successor was not announced, though Hussman said the decision would be made by the year’s end.
Hussman rose from placing comics in the Camden News to running the Democrat-Gazette, when as publisher he bought its assets at the end of the newspaper war in 1991. He also led the paper into the digital era by ending delivery of the print edition, except on Sundays.
Hussman will continue to work as chairman of WEHCO Media Inc., the family business.
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