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By January 11, 2016 Read More →

Marshall J school seeks Hall of Fame nominations

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Boasting such names as Marvin Stone, Ernie Salvatore, Joe Johns, Estelle Belanger, Jim Comstock and even pioneer television comedian Soupy Sales in its Hall of Fame, Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications is seeking nominations for its upcoming induction class, according to a press release from the […]

Two longtime Ohio Valley journalists retire
By January 4, 2016 Read More →

Two longtime Ohio Valley journalists retire

WHEELING, W.Va. — When Jim Cochran entered the world of journalism, he had no idea it would lead to a career spanning six decades. For Cochran, it’s been more than a job or career, it has been his life. Last week, Cochran, 81, marked his final day on the job at the Journal office of […]

Register-Herald parent opens D.C. bureau
By December 15, 2015 Read More →

Register-Herald parent opens D.C. bureau

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., a leading publisher of local newspapers and websites including Beckley Newspapers, has announced the opening of a Washington, D.C., bureau to serve its markets in 23 states. Kery Murakami, an accomplished investigative and politics reporter, was appointed the bureau chief, effective Nov. 30.  Bill Ketter, CNHI’s senior vice […]

Longtime newspaper staffer makes tough decision
By December 14, 2015 Read More →

Longtime newspaper staffer makes tough decision

A column by Bill Archer, senior editor of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — I was sweating bullets on Saturday morning, Oct. 10. In the heat of the moment, when Brian Woodson asked if I could cover the Grayson vs. Graham football game at Mitchell Stadium that Friday, Oct. 9, I thought I could […]

By December 8, 2015 Read More →

NY Times runs first page-one editorial since 1920

The New York Times ran an editorial on its front page on Saturday, the first time the paper has done so since 1920, calling for greater regulation on guns in the aftermath of a spate of mass shootings. The editorial, headlined “The Gun Epidemic,” describes it as “a moral outrage and a national disgrace that […]

WVU journalism professors’ books generating buzz
By November 16, 2015 Read More →

WVU journalism professors’ books generating buzz

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two West Virginia University journalism professors are getting attention over recently released books, one on the nation’s opioid crisis and one on sex work. John Temple’s book, “American Pain,” received a rating of 3 1/2 stars out of 4 from USA Today, was named one of the Best Books of 2015 by […]

Ogden Newspapers names regional ad director
By November 9, 2015 Read More →

Ogden Newspapers names regional ad director

WHEELING, W.Va. — Lori Figurski, the former publisher of The Times Leader, has assumed a new role with the Ogden Newspapers as regional advertising director. The announcement was made by Robert Nutting, the company’s president and CEO. Figurski began her career as an advertising sales representative and later the advertising director of The Times Leader […]

Three WV papers publish book on state tragedies
By November 9, 2015 Read More →

Three WV papers publish book on state tragedies

BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginians are, by nature it seems, a resilient people. Tragedy has struck this state many times over its 152 years of statehood. But in each and every instance, no matter the damage or the loss of life, the state’s people have picked themselves up again and moved forward, remembering the past […]

New editor named for The Register-Herald
By November 9, 2015 Read More →

New editor named for The Register-Herald

BECKLEY, W.Va. — J. Damon Cain, an accomplished news executive at the Denver Post for 13 years, has been appointed editor of The Register-Herald of Beckley and its sister publications, effective Nov. 16. Publisher Frank Wood said Cain was selected in a national search for an editor with proven print and online journalism skills to […]

By October 19, 2015 Read More →

Clarksburg paper promotes veteran staff member

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Veteran newspaper journalist Tim Langer has been promoted to news editor of The Exponent Telegram. Langer, who has been with the newspaper for 27 years, most recently served as assistant news editor.  “Tim has been a loyal, dedicated employee with strong journalistic skills and integrity,” Executive Editor John G. Miller said. “We’re […]