Newspaper Industry News

Perry to deliver keynote address at BC media appreciation program
By November 16, 2017 Read More →

Perry to deliver keynote address at BC media appreciation program

Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Bluefield Daily Telegraph Editor Samantha Perry will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Media Appreciation Day program at Bluefield College.  Bluefield College Public Relations Director Chris Shoemaker said the college will pay tribute to the work of local journalists during its 18th Annual Media Appreciation Day on November 30. Shoemaker said the […]

Unsung Heroes: The Journal honors veterans at luncheon
By November 9, 2017 Read More →

Unsung Heroes: The Journal honors veterans at luncheon

By JOHN McVEY The Journal KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va.  — Since the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg began giving out pins to Vietnam War veterans two and a half years ago on the 50th anniversary of the war, Tim Cooke, director of the VAMC, said it has been his pleasure and privilege to have given out […]

MEDIA ALERT: WVU’s Nov. 13 Academic Media Day to address opioid addiction
By November 7, 2017 Read More →

MEDIA ALERT: WVU’s Nov. 13 Academic Media Day to address opioid addiction

EDITOR’S NOTE: The West Virginia Press Association endorses WVU’s Academic Media Day activities and encourages all media groups to send representatives. The presentations have been outstanding and invaluable in terms of getting new information, accessing data and networking with experts and WVU resources. From John A. Bolt Senior Executive Director, University Relations/Communications West Virginia University Dear editors: […]

By October 30, 2017 Read More →

News and Sentinel seeks photos for Hometown Spirit section

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Two, four, six, eight. Who do we appreciate? The Parkersburg News and Sentinel will again publish Hometown Spirit, a collection of reader-submitted photographs featuring local cheerleaders, bands, twirlers and competition dance teams from local schools, cheerleading squads, groups and organizations in the Mid-Ohio Valley including Parkersburg, Marietta, […]

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 […]