Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is a statewide family owned news organization based in Little Rock, the state Capitol. We have a strong commitment to providing unbiased, in-depth articles to readers of both our digital replica editions and our website. We believe in using the Freedom of Information Act to get the information that tells readers how their government is run. Media in Arkansas will have much to do with a new governor taking office.

Anna Pope

Anna Pope is a multimedia journalist covering the impact of growth for KUAF, an NPR affiliate in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Pope holds a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism from Oklahoma State University, where she reported for the university’s paper and later became its news editor. Pope interned at KOSU public radio, and was a 2021 Community Fellow with the Inasmuch Foundation, a nonprofit with the goal of improving the quality of life for Oklahomans.

KUAF 91.3 FM

KUAF, an NPR member station and news site, serves a 14-county area in northwest Arkansas, northeastern Oklahoma and southwestern Missouri with more than 600,000 residents. Its coverage area includes rural areas, and areas that are home to four Fortune 500 companies and some of the fastest growing communities in the country.

Catherine Nolte

Catherine Nolte reports on poverty and food insecurity in Fort Smith, Arkansas for the Southwest Times Record. In 2021, she earned her bachelor's degree in communication from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Nolte was the executive editor of The Threefold Advocate, the student paper, and during her tenure she led the paper to a fully digital transition while covering breaking news, the university's response to COVID-19 and the effects of online harassment on campus culture and student safety. Nolte's work and leadership earned her the Editor of the Year Award from the Arkansas College Media Association, and she has also won multiple first-place awards from the National Federation of Press Women. She grew up in Benton, Arkansas.

Southwest Times Record

The Times Record continues a long tradition of news coverage that began in December 1884 to document the life and times of its citizens in Fort Smith and provide the news to a growing city on the western frontier. The publication primarily covers Sebastian County and Fort Smith, with a historical circulation footprint of six counties in west central Arkansas and east central Oklahoma. The Times Record serves its readership as a source of local and national news, and as a forum for the community’s ideas.