Newspaper Industry News

By March 21, 2016 Read More →

Parkersburg paper names new ad director

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Parkersburg News and Sentinel has named a new advertising director. Ann Troutman was the advertising director for the Escanaba (Mich.) Daily Press, an 8,000 circulation newspaper owned by Ogden Newspapers, the parent company of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Troutman worked for the Daily Press for 12 years, including 10 years […]

By March 21, 2016 Read More →

Wheeling staff bonds with 42-year-old slow cooker

A column by Heather Ziegler, associate city editor of The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — There is an important piece of equipment in our lunchroom at the newspaper office that is older than half the staff that uses it. It’s an original Crock-Pot made by the Rival company in the great state of Missouri. We […]

By March 16, 2016 Read More →

WVU photojournalism exhibit tour set

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A guided tour of a photojournalism exhibit focused on people coping with the effects of war is available at 10 a.m. March 23, at WVU’s Downtown Campus Library. The exhibit, entitled “Fractured Spaces: Stories of Resistance and Resilience,” is a retrospective of photos by Lois Raimondo, of the Reed College of Media, […]

Gazette-Mail holds 4th annual bracket party
By March 16, 2016 Read More →

Gazette-Mail holds 4th annual bracket party

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Warren Buzzerd, West Virginia newspaper industry leader, dead at 83
By March 9, 2016 Read More →

Warren Buzzerd, West Virginia newspaper industry leader, dead at 83

James Warren Buzzerd 1932-2016James Warren Buzzerd, 83, died Monday, March 7, 2016, under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle, Kearneysville. The son of James Simeon Buzzerd and Margaret duFief Buzzerd, he was born in Hagerstown, Md., on August 16, 1932.He is survived by his wife, Linda Swaim Buzzerd; two sons, James David Buzzerd and wife, Sandra; Todd Carlson Buzzerd and wife, Beverly; one daughter, Elizabeth (Betsy) Lee […]

Fairmont paper names new sports editor
By March 9, 2016 Read More →

Fairmont paper names new sports editor

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Misty Poe, general manager and editor of the Times West Virginian, announces that Sean McNamara has been named the newspaper’s sports editor. A graduate of the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University, McNamara began working at the Times West Virginian in December 2014 as an education and city […]

By March 1, 2016 Read More →

Paying for Digital News: The rapid adoption and current landscape of digital subscriptions at U.S. newspapers

Newspaper publishers in the United States have moved rapidly in recent years to create subscriptions for digital access to their news, and according to an in-depth analysis the landscape is converging around a couple leading models and price structures. As the traditionally dominant revenue streams of print and advertising come under pressure, almost all newspapers […]

Gilbert Times to start home delivery
By February 24, 2016 Read More →

Gilbert Times to start home delivery

GILBERT, W.Va. — The Gilbert Times will begin offering home delivery for new subscribers within two weeks. For more than 30 years, The Gilbert Times has served the Gilbert, Justice and Horsepen areas and offered local community sports and news. Recently, The Gilbert Times has expanded its coverage area into the Hanover area of Wyoming […]

By February 19, 2016 Read More →

Carrier ‘dedicated life to Bluefield Daily Telegraph’

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — A dedicated veteran paper carrier for the Daily Telegraph passed away Wednesday night. Jack Mitchem Jr. 55, of the Princeton area, served the Daily Telegraph as an independent contractor for 38 years. Daily Telegraph Circu-lation Manager Christina Meadows said ink was in Mitchem’s blood. “He was awesome,” Meadows said. “He was a […]

Longtime WV reporter, columnist dead at 82
By February 12, 2016 Read More →

Longtime WV reporter, columnist dead at 82

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Cherished by her community and respected by her colleagues in the fields of journalism and history, Debbie Schwarz Simpson — a newspaper reporter, columnist and author, who died Tuesday at age 82 in a Fredericksburg, Va., hospital — left an indelible impression on everyone she met. Simpson’s journalism career stretched all the […]