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By August 12, 2016 Read More →

Missouri journalist Jim Fall Jr. dead at 79

MARYVILLE, Mo. — James “Jim” Randolph Fall, Jr. — father, husband, grandfather, friend, newspaperman, sports fan, fisherman, golfer — the former mayor of Maryville who served as the executive editor of the Maryville Daily Forum and who was a lifelong advocate for community journalism, died Tuesday at Mosaic Hospital in St. Joseph. He was 79. […]

Beckley publisher’s retirement celebrated
By August 10, 2016 Read More →

Beckley publisher’s retirement celebrated

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The lobby of Beckley Newspapers was packed Tuesday as employees and the community celebrated retirement of Publisher Frank Wood after a 47-year career in the newspaper business. While he may have retired from business, he will always remain a great guy, his friends said. “I think the newspaper takes on the personality […]

Dominion Post hosts Pokemon Go party
By July 28, 2016 Read More →

Dominion Post hosts Pokemon Go party

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — “Pokemon Go” players had the chance to catch a few more Pokemon in Sabraton on July 27 thanks to The Dominion Post. The newspaper hosted a Post PokeParty for the community. The event featured giveaways, free treats and the opportunity to try and catch Pokemon for players of “Pokemon Go.” The Dominion […]

Dominion Post plans Pokemon Go party
By July 26, 2016 Read More →

Dominion Post plans Pokemon Go party

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Pokemon players can “catch ’em all” on July 27 in the grassy area behind The Dominion Post as lure modules will be set up from noon-8 p.m. The Post PokeParty will lure Pokemon for eight hours, and there will be free Wi-Fi, as well as refreshments for those who follow The Dominion […]

By July 20, 2016 Read More →

The real promise of newspapers: Leadership

Struggling urban dailies could learn a thing or two from small papers Media Life  For all the troubles they face, and they are legion, newspapers still enjoy what matters the most for any medium: the finest of audiences. People who read newspapers are the best-educated and most affluent of any community. They have the deepest […]

Bluefield Daily Telegraph to decommission its press
By July 14, 2016 Read More →

Bluefield Daily Telegraph to decommission its press

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The Bluefield Daily Telegraph announced Wednesday the retirement of its 39-year-old press in early August. “From the first paper to roll off in 1979, this Goss Cosmo has served the needs of our readers and advertisers well but now, nearly 10 years beyond its projected useful life, it is time to shut […]

Mickey Furfari, dean of WV sports writers, dies at 92
By July 12, 2016 Read More →

Mickey Furfari, dean of WV sports writers, dies at 92

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The “dean” of West Virginia sports writers has passed away. Domenick “Mickey” Furfari died early Monday morning at the age of 92 after having covered his alma mater, West Virginia University, for 70 seasons. “He was a gentleman, a WVU sports scholar and was an astute reporter,” said Register-Herald Publisher Frank Wood. […]

Fairmont paper receives plaque to mark 150th year
By June 28, 2016 Read More →

Fairmont paper receives plaque to mark 150th year

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Fairmont paper marks 1866 start of ‘The Vedette’
By June 27, 2016 Read More →

Fairmont paper marks 1866 start of ‘The Vedette’

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — For 150 years, the Times West Virginian and its predecessors have been serving Fairmont and Marion County. Today we celebrate the anniversary of the launch of The Vedette, the weekly newspaper that started in 1866. That newspaper would two years later be renamed The West Virginian and in 1976 permanently joined with […]

Car crashes into Charleston Newspaper entrance
By June 24, 2016 Read More →

Car crashes into Charleston Newspaper entrance

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