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By April 13, 2017 Read More →

Marshall School of Journalism names five to its Hall of Fame

By JAMES CASTO The State Journal HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications has announced it will add five graduates to its Hall of Fame this fall. Sean Callebs, John Hackworth, Susan Lavenski, Chris Stadelman and Dave Wellman will be inducted during a Sept. 29 ceremony. Callebs, a […]

WV South, Barbero win Best of CNHI awards
By April 10, 2017 Read More →

WV South, Barbero win Best of CNHI awards

The Register-Herald BECKLELY, W.Va. — West Virginia South magazine and Register-Herald photojournalist Rick Barbero recently received prestigious “Best of CNHI” awards, honoring their work as the best in the newspaper’s parent company for 2016. Barbero, a 36-year employee of the newspaper, received the award for “Best Video” for his video story on the cadaver dog […]

Perry named ‘Columnist of the Year’ for third consecutive year
By April 4, 2017 Read More →

Perry named ‘Columnist of the Year’ for third consecutive year

By CHARLES OWENS Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Bluefield Daily Telegraph Editor Samantha Perry has been named “Columnist of the Year” in the national Best of CNHI 2016 editorial contest for the third consecutive year. The contest recognizes the individual and collective achievements of the company’s journalists in both print and digital categories. The competition was […]

Gazette-Mail pain pill series wins second national award
By March 20, 2017 Read More →

Gazette-Mail pain pill series wins second national award

Staff reports Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Gazette-Mail reporter Eric Eyre has been named the winner of an investigative reporting award from the Association of Health Care Journalists for his stories about prescription opioid shipments to West Virginia. The association honors the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media across the country. […]

Online News Association WV hosts first event
By March 20, 2017 Read More →

Online News Association WV hosts first event

By BRENDA PINNELL West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Online News Association West Virginia hosted its inaugural event at the West Virginia University’s Economic Development Center on Saturday morning to discuss trends in the media’s move to digital news delivery. More than 20 people representing television, print, technology innovators and academia attended the meeting to listen […]

Ogden Newspapers in agreement to purchase Maryland daily newspaper: Frederick News-Post
By March 17, 2017 Read More →

Ogden Newspapers in agreement to purchase Maryland daily newspaper: Frederick News-Post

FREDERICK, MD. — An agreement in principal has been reached by the Randall Family, LLC, owners of The Frederick News-Post, to explore the sale of the News-Post to Ogden Newspapers, Inc., of Wheeling, WV according to Gary Greene, Cribb, Greene & Cope newspaper brokerage firm. The announcement was made this morning by Will Randall, Chief […]

McKinniss joins OVP editorial team
By March 16, 2017 Read More →

McKinniss joins OVP editorial team

Point Pleasant Register OHIO VALLEY — Morgan McKinniss has joined the Ohio Valley Publishing editorial staff. McKinniss, a native of Gallia County, is the son of Terry and Faith McKinniss, longtime residents of Gallipolis. He’s a 2011 graduate of Gallia Academy and a 2016 graduate of Marshall University with a BLA in English Literature. He […]

By March 14, 2017 Read More →

Former Daily Mail owners sue over sale of domain name

By KATE WHITE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A lawsuit filed by the former owners of the Charleston Daily Mail against United Bank attempts to recoup about $1 million the company alleges the bank received from the sale of dailymail.com to the London newspaper of the same name. The complaint filed late last month in […]

Sheppard retires after 27 years at WTAP
By March 6, 2017 Read More →

Sheppard retires after 27 years at WTAP

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A familiar face on Parkersburg television has signed off. Roger Sheppard retired as the vice president and general manager of WTAP effective Friday, ending 27 consecutive years at the Parkersburg-based television station. “It’ll be hard, but I’m excited,” Sheppard, a 1971 Parkersburg High School graduate, […]

Sergent named finalist for ‘Best Columnist’ in AP Contest
By February 24, 2017 Read More →

Sergent named finalist for ‘Best Columnist’ in AP Contest

Staff report OHIO VALLEY — Ohio Valley Publishing Editor Beth Sergent has been recognized as a finalist in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors’ Contest for 2016. Sergent is a finalist in the Best Columnist category for her work which appeared in the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, The Daily Sentinel and Sunday Times-Sentinel in Ohio last […]