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WVPA 2015 Better Newspaper Contest website open
By February 26, 2015 Read More →

WVPA 2015 Better Newspaper Contest website open

2015 BNC editorial and advertising packets available CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s 2015 Better Newspaper Contest entry packets for editorial and advertising are available and the contest website is open for entries. Every August, the West Virginia Press Association sponsors a statewide convention for newspaper staff members around the state. Benefits include professional development workshops, awards to the […]

Former editor of Logan, Madison newspapers dies
By February 24, 2015 Read More →

Former editor of Logan, Madison newspapers dies

LOGAN, W.Va. — A former editor of both The Logan Banner and The Coal Valley News has passed away. Timothy D. Kiger, 45, of Cecilia, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Dee Kiger; two children, Kathryn and Patrick; and a brother, David Kiger. “T.D.” Kiger was editor at the […]

By February 23, 2015 Read More →

Gazette editor to discuss 65 years in news

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — James A. Haught, long-time editor of The Charleston Gazette, will speak about his life and a changing world during his talk at the University of Charleston Builders Book and Author Luncheon Wednesday. Haught, who turned 83 on Friday, said, “We have all traveled a remarkable journey in our lives since World War […]

Fred Pace named editor of Logan Banner
By February 16, 2015 Read More →

Fred Pace named editor of Logan Banner

LOGAN, W.Va. – Veteran West Virginia journalist Fred Pace has been named editor of The Logan Banner newspaper. The announcement was made by Jim Lawitz, vice president of editorial operations for Civitas Media, the newspaper’s parent company. “He knows all of the key players in local government as well as smaller community organizations,” Lawitz said. […]

Spending time with a self-made lensman
By February 16, 2015 Read More →

Spending time with a self-made lensman

A column by Rick Steelhammer of The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are some of the things I’ll associate with the memory of Lawrence Pierce, who died on Friday after 52 years on the job as a Gazette photographer: A ball cap with a Gazette logo nearly obliterated by time and wear. A shirt pocket […]

Charleston Newspapers deals with press problems
By February 12, 2015 Read More →

Charleston Newspapers deals with press problems

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For more than 100 years, the Charleston Daily Mail and Charleston Gazette have delivered the news straight to your door. But the past couple of weeks have been more challenging than most. Recently, the printing process has resulted in frustrating starts and stops. Three times in the past two weeks, newspapers have […]

Williamson Daily News names Kyle Lovern editor
By February 11, 2015 Read More →

Williamson Daily News names Kyle Lovern editor

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. – Longtime Williamson-area journalist Kyle Lovern has been named editor of the Williamson Daily News. The announcement was made by Jim Lawitz, vice president of editorial operation for Civitas Media, the newspaper’s parent company… “Kyle has guided the sports section at the Daily News into one of the best-read sections in the […]

Herald-Dispatch journalist speaks at Marshall
By February 6, 2015 Read More →

Herald-Dispatch journalist speaks at Marshall

  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) had its first event of the semester, “Q&A with PRSSA” Thursday in the John Deaver Drinko Library. Dave Lavender, features reporter for the Herald-Dispatch, was the event guest speaker, who spoke about his experience working in media and his interactions with public […]

How to find details that make a powerful story
By February 6, 2015 Read More →

How to find details that make a powerful story

  I was 11 years old on the November Friday when President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Does anyone else remember what Jackie Kennedy was wearing that day? A pink suit. Not an important detail at first glance, except that this designer suit bore the bloodstains left behind after the wounded president collapsed into his […]

Parkersburg, Marietta sports staffs join forces
By February 2, 2015 Read More →

Parkersburg, Marietta sports staffs join forces

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Two seasoned sports staffs are joining forces to form the Parkersburg News and Sentinel/Marietta Times Sports Department. “We know sports coverage is very important to our readers,” said Jim Spanner, publisher of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. “Operating as one unit will give us the opportunity to plan, and cover even more […]