Arkansas papers get half-century media veteran as new publisher

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher: Phillips Media Group has named Beth Chism as the regional publisher of the company’s Arkansas papers including the Harrison Daily Times, the Newton County Times and the Baxter Bulletin. “After enjoying a rewarding career as a newspaper management professional and successfully developing and managing my […]

Phillips Media Group seeks news reporters

The Sedalia Democrat and the Warrensburg Star-Journal, sister papers that are both owned by Phillips Media Group, are each seeking a qualified candidate to join their newsrooms.  Sedalia Democrat The Democrat is a 4,000 circulation, five-day, award-winning newspaper in Sedalia, Missouri. Founded in 1868, it is the only newspaper in Pettis County, serving as the primary […]

Gannett sells four newspapers to Arkansas-based newspaper company

Gannett and USA Today Network has sold The Big Nickel in Joplin, the Rolla Daily News, the Kirksville Daily Express, and the NEMO Trader in La Plata to Phillips Media Group. The chain also acquired the Baxter Bulletin. The ownership is said to transfer on September 1. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.