Newspaper Industry News

By September 17, 2015 Read More →

WVU panel to focus on coverage of race issues

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Professors at the Reed College of Media think they’re training the best and the brightest of future journalists in West Virginia and across the nation. That’s why the college’s administrators and the Center for Black Culture and Research invited a series of media experts to the school to speak about the vital […]

Shepherd student newspaper now digital only
By September 14, 2015 Read More →

Shepherd student newspaper now digital only

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Picket is a student-run newspaper that has been around since 1896. It provides sports, feature and general news to Shepherd University students, staff and community. More recently, the paper has been trying increase its news presence throughout the local area. “Over the course of the last year we have tried to […]

Wheeling publishes 140-page football section
By August 26, 2015 Read More →

Wheeling publishes 140-page football section

WHEELING, W.Va. — While it’s true the calendar tells us that fall doesn’t begin until Sept. 23, here in the Ohio Valley we have our own official reminder. The leaves have yet to turn and the weather may still produce sweat from our bodies, but the return of high school football Thursday night in Steubenville […]

AP sportswriter and W.Va. native fights rare cancer
By August 25, 2015 Read More →

AP sportswriter and W.Va. native fights rare cancer

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Readers of the Times West Virginian flip through the sports section daily and read about our local high school teams, West Virginia University and some professional sports. Loyal readers recognize the names of the writers of these pieces as reading the stories on the page of the paper has become part of […]

By August 21, 2015 Read More →

Gazette-Mail staff restructuring complete

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Gazette-Mail has completed the consolidation of its two formerly separate newsrooms, the Gazette and Daily Mail. The newspaper underwent a re-application process with employees to determine skills and interests resulting in the best newspaper and digital coverage going forward. Every employee was provided an interview with a three-member committee consisting of […]

Charleston store displays historic Gazette, Daily Mail Extras
By August 20, 2015 Read More →

Charleston store displays historic Gazette, Daily Mail Extras

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Chuck Hamsher has always been a big fan of newspapers, collecting several papers through the years. Until recently, he’d wondered what he would do with them. He still has piles of old newspapers in the back of his store, the Purple Moon, in Charleston. “I think it is a benchmark event for the […]

By August 18, 2015 Read More →

AG files petition regarding newspaper combination

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has asked a Putnam County judge to require the Daily Gazette Company to turn over information about the joining of the Gazette and the Daily Mail newspapers. Morrisey’s office filed a petition last week in Putnam Circuit Court asking that a judge require the company to […]

Late editor of Wheeling paper named to Hall of Fame
By August 14, 2015 Read More →

Late editor of Wheeling paper named to Hall of Fame

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Thomas O’Brien Flynn put pen to paper, people paid attention. The Wheeling native spent more than 60 years writing and editing for The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register. Flynn, who died in 1983 at the age of 91, left a legacy as an editorial page editor. Even after his “retirement” in 1972, […]

Bluefield editor Tom Colley inducted into Hall of Fame
By August 14, 2015 Read More →

Bluefield editor Tom Colley inducted into Hall of Fame

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Tom Colley, an editor whose “virtue, integrity, ethics and service are certainly legendary,” was formally inducted Thursday into the West Virginia Press Association’s Hall of Fame by Bluefield Daily Telegraph Editor Samantha Perry. Colley served as the executive editor of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph from 1985 until the time of his death […]

By August 10, 2015 Read More →

The Exponent Telegram seeking copy editor

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Looking for new challenges and to be part of a passionate, aggressive news team delivering quality products to our audience? The Exponent Telegram is seeking a copy editor for its award-winning newspaper in North Central West Virginia that is part of a family-owned media company. “Our products include a daily newspaper (18,500 […]