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Spirit of Jefferson first W.Va. newspaper to unveil new public notice ‘spotlight’
By October 22, 2017 Read More →

Spirit of Jefferson first W.Va. newspaper to unveil new public notice ‘spotlight’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia newspaper industry works hard to ensure greater public access, open meetings and government transparency. To recognize, support and increase that effort, the West Virginia Press Association has added an industry incentive for that effort. The WVPA is targeting those areas in the WVPA newspaper contests. While many newspapers already regularly promote […]

By October 20, 2017 Read More →

Newspaper seeks stories, photos from Mid-Ohio Valley veterans

Staff report The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Submissions are being accepted for the annual Veterans Tab published by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. The tab is a collection of reader-submitted stories and photos about veterans in Wood, Washington and surrounding counties, living or deceased in any period of history. Information readers would […]

John Douglas, longtime Messenger editor, dies at 70
By October 20, 2017 Read More →

John Douglas, longtime Messenger editor, dies at 70

The Morgan Messenger BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — We are saddened to learn of the death this morning of John Douglas, the former longtime editor of this paper and The Hancock News. He died at his Berkeley Springs home with family present. Douglas became a reporter for the papers in 1974 and continued to work in […]

By October 13, 2017 Read More →

WVU Reed College of Media launches new Sports and Adventure Media major

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media has developed the only known undergraduate major in the country to focus on sports and adventure media. With its big-time college sports programs and beautiful natural setting, the Mountain State is a mecca for sports and adventure enthusiasts, and also the perfect setting for […]

By October 6, 2017 Read More →

WVPA adds public notice categories to advertising, editorial contests

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia newspaper industry works hard to ensure greater public access, open meetings and government transparency. Now there is an industry incentive for that effort. The WVPA is targeting those areas in the WVPA newspaper contests. There will be two new contest categories considered for the 2017 contest year:  “Best Promotion of Public Notice” […]

WVU Reed College of Media hosts panel on diversity
By October 4, 2017 Read More →

WVU Reed College of Media hosts panel on diversity

By ALI BARRETT The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The WVU Reed College of Media moderated a panel on diversity in the media featuring four panelists from diverse backgrounds in print and broadcast journalism on Tuesday. Mizell Stewart III, vice president of news operations at Gennett and USA Today Network, started in journalism 30 years […]

Facebook Live workshop this weekend in Charleston
By October 3, 2017 Read More →

Facebook Live workshop this weekend in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Learn how to use Facebook LIVE in your newsroom in a hands on workshop presented by the Online News Association West Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 7. Why use Facebook live to enhance your reporting? Because 1.28 billion people use its services every single day. That’s up a whopping 18 percent higher than last […]

By October 3, 2017 Read More →

‘Ghost Stories’ supplement accepting spooky submissions

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Something wicked this way comes … again. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel’s annual “Ghost Stories,” a collection of the unexplained, other wordly and paranormal, is accepting stories from residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley and beyond. How far beyond? Far. Submissions will be accepted until Oct. 9. “Ghost […]

5 inducted into Marshall journalism hall of fame
By October 2, 2017 Read More →

5 inducted into Marshall journalism hall of fame

The Herald-Dispatch Staff Report HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  – Alumni, faculty, friends and family gathered Sept. 29 at Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center to celebrate the career accomplishments of five inductees to the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism & Mass Communications Hall of Fame. Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert welcomed the crowd of about 180 guests as […]

From Your Eyes to Your Ears… WVU Magazine unleashes Sparked, a new podcast
By October 2, 2017 Read More →

From Your Eyes to Your Ears… WVU Magazine unleashes Sparked, a new podcast

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — You’ve read our magazine. Now you can experience it in an auditory realm. Sparked is a podcast of West Virginia University Magazine that is all about the people who are changing Appalachia’s future for the better. We know you’ve heard about our challenges. But there’s more to the story. Reporting on the […]