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WVU journalism grad on Pulitzer team to speak
By October 10, 2016 Read More →

WVU journalism grad on Pulitzer team to speak

MORGANTOW, W.Va. — WVU alum and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Margie Mason will return to her home state Monday to give a special presentation during the school’s Diversity Week. The West Virginia native will be joined by fellow AP reporters Martha Mendoza, Robin McDowell and Esther Htusan as they discuss their year-long investigation into labor abuses […]

WVU journalism grad discusses path to South Korea
By October 5, 2016 Read More →

WVU journalism grad discusses path to South Korea

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Discovering his passion for the newspaper atmosphere, Frank Ahrens loved the feeling of being in the know through working at The Daily Athenaeum 30 years ago. Ahrens set his heart to start his career at The Washington Post as a journalist. After earning the position as an editor and reporter, he met […]

Fairmont paper’s John Veasey retiring after 58 years
By October 3, 2016 Read More →

Fairmont paper’s John Veasey retiring after 58 years

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — When John Veasey walked into the newsroom of the West Virginian on Oct. 3, 1958, he didn’t know that he was beginning a long and prosperous career that would last more than 58 years. He didn’t know that he would lead journalists throughout crises within the community, emergencies, natural disasters, accidents and […]

The Journal of Martinsburg launches new website
By September 30, 2016 Read More →

The Journal of Martinsburg launches new website

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Faster. A cleaner design that’s easier to navigate. Mobile-friendly. That’s the premise behind The Journal’s redesigned website, which launched Thursday. The site can be accessed online at www.journal-news.net. One of the new website’s key features is what’s known as “responsive design,” meaning it provides the same look, feel and functionality to users […]

By September 28, 2016 Read More →

The Inter-Mountain of Elkins launches new website

ELKINS, W.Va. — Faster. A cleaner design that’s easier to navigate. Mobile-friendly. That’s the premise behind The Inter-Mountain’s redesigned website, which launched Tuesday. The site can be accessed online at www.theintermountain.com. One of the new website’s key features is what’s known as “responsive design,” meaning it provides the same look, feel and functionality to users […]

Huntington’s Tom Miller recalled as top journalist
By September 27, 2016 Read More →

Huntington’s Tom Miller recalled as top journalist

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Tom Miller is being remembered today as an outstanding reporter, colleague and humanitarian. Miller, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Wyngate in Barboursville. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church. He began working part time at The Herald Advertiser, the evening newspaper in […]

Parkersburg paper boxes now Little Free Libraries
By September 21, 2016 Read More →

Parkersburg paper boxes now Little Free Libraries

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – The United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley had an idea and The News & Sentinel helped bring it to life. A few months ago, The News & Sentinel donated four newspaper boxes that were no longer in circulation with the understanding that United Way would use them in a new way. […]

By September 20, 2016 Read More →

Parkersburg paper launches redesigned website

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Faster. A cleaner design that’s easier to navigate. Mobile-friendly. That’s the premise behind The Parkersburg News and Sentinel’s redesigned website, which launched Monday. The site can be found online at NewsandSentinel.com. “For more than 140 years, our newspaper has been the leading source of information for the Mid-Ohio Valley, providing the day’s […]

Point Pleasant Register names managing editor
By September 19, 2016 Read More →

Point Pleasant Register names managing editor

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A familiar face has a new title at the Point Pleasant Register. Beth Sergent, of Point Pleasant, has officially been named managing editor of the Register, where she will continue to oversee the day-to-day editorial content selection and reporting duties. Sergent began her career with Ohio Valley Publishing in 2004 when she […]

By September 19, 2016 Read More →

Here’s Why Newspaper Endorsements May Matter This Year

Do newspaper endorsements matter? Not everyone thinks so. In a 2008 study by the Pew Research Center, 69 percent of respondents said a newspaper endorsement had “no effect” on their vote. But a research paper published in the National Bureau of Economic Research that year found an exception: When they were unexpected. For example, if […]