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Advance claims digital ad growth will outpace print declines in 2015

Advance Publications' much debated five-year-old strategy of discontinuing some days of daily print editions to devote added resources to digital is poised to achieve a critical crossover point in 2015: digital advertising gains will exceed print newspaper ad losses, the company claims. In a bi-annual letter to employees today, Advance Local President Randy Siegel, writes: Our local sales and marketing … Read More
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Judge acknowledges racist, sexist Web comments, withdraws from race

Arkansas Times | Blue Hog Report Judge Mike Maggio withdrew from a race for the Arkansas Court of Appeals after acknowledging he'd posted sexist, racist and homophobic comments on a website, Max Brantley reported Wednesday. Maggio posted under the name "geauxjudge" on a message board called TigerDroppings.com, sharing musings on topics like "rodeo sex," someone who was "black by injection" and "Why do two men get their weiners cut off to them date each other." Matt Campbell compiled a dossier of Maggio's postings, triangulating personal information he mentioned in his comments with facts about Maggio. In his statement acknowledging the postings, Maggio decried "the politics of personal destruction." Read More
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