Arkansas Times, a weekly alternative newspaper based in Little Rock, is considering altering its production to a monthly format. Publisher Alan Leveritt says no official decision had been made.
“It’s way premature to say that we’re changing,” Leveritt says. “We’re talking about a lot, but there haven’t been any decisions yet.”
He did confirm the publication is changing its online content management system, which will result in a new look for its website.
“We’re pumping up our website and web presence. That’s for sure,” he says.
Arkansas Times debuted as a monthly newsprint magazine in September 1974 and became a glossy magazine with paid circulation In February 1977. It switched to a tabloid-format weekly newspaper with free distribution in May 1992 after the Arkansas Democrat purchased assets of the shuttered Arkansas Gazette from Gannett, which resulted in the creation of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Billed as Arkansas’s weekly newspaper of politics and culture, the publication covers news, politics and entertainment and is known for its liberal-leaning commentary.
Arkansas Times produces several special and custom publications and guides, including El Latino, a Spanish-language weekly; Savvy Kids, a family magazine; Arkansas Wild and Arkansas Food and Farm, and publishes several blogs, including Arkansas Blog, with hourly news and comment; Rock Candy, covering music, art and eats; and Cannibiz, a guide on the state’s medical cannabis industry.