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At a time when stories about the decline of traditional media are common, an online publication is expanding after operating for a little over three years.
That publication, For Smith-based The City Wire, was originally established by Tom Kirkham as a social networking site of sorts where area residents could post opinions, mingle and discuss events of the day. The direction of the site changed when Michael Tilley, business editor for both the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith and the Morning News of Northwest Arkansas, was laid off by Stephens …
Things have been going well here at First Arkansas News since the site launched back in April.
We’ve got some great reporters submitting articles and now average around 3,500 unique hits per week. Furthermore, there are more than a few regulars who stop in to read articles regularly and the growth in the number of people subscribing to the site through email and the RSS feed has been impressive when one considers the site is less than a year old.
The only area that has been disappointing has to do with ads. …