Newspaper Industry News

By October 31, 2013 Read More →

Mountain Media looking for marketing manager

Mountain Media, which owns and operates the Mountain Messenger in Lewisburg, The Parsons Advocate in Parsons and the Clay Free Press in Clay and operates the Pocahontas Times in Marlinton,  is look for a marketing manager. The job description is below. Interested candidates should email resumes to Michael Showell at publisher@mountainmessenger.com. Marketing Manager Responsibilities Include: ·         […]

John Foust’s Ad-libs: Getting sales traction
By October 1, 2013 Read More →

John Foust’s Ad-libs: Getting sales traction

By John Foust Raleigh, NC Traction is a key element in any business. Even the business of football. Many fans remember when the Green Bay Packers hosted the Dallas Cowboys in the 1967 NFL Championship game. The winner would go on to play the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs in the second Super Bowl. This was […]

By September 20, 2013 Read More →

The Exponent Telegram looking for a reporter

The Exponent Telegram, a multimedia company serving a nine-county area, is looking for a talented reporter to cover our expanding marketplace. North Central West Virginia is home to growing high-tech, health care, higher education, energy and aviation industries.  We are home to the FBI’s fingerprint and biometics center and several small- to mid-size colleges and universities. […]

WVPA Sharing: The Charleston Gazette’s Ellis and Gutman are ‘On the Job’
By September 6, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: The Charleston Gazette’s Ellis and Gutman are ‘On the Job’

The West Virginia Press Association appreciates the efforts of the thousands of employees of West Virginia newspapers. When possible, the WVPA will share news and photos as an “On the Job” feature. On Friday, Sept. 6, 2013: Reporter David Gutman  and photographer Chip Ellis covered U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s appearance in Charleston to rally support […]

Photo and Design: Kevin Slimp looks at newspapers
By September 6, 2013 Read More →

Photo and Design: Kevin Slimp looks at newspapers

By Kevin Slimp For the WVPA Over the past 15 years or so, I’ve worked with newspapers of all sizes. My clients have included some of the biggest newspapers, as well as a few of the smallest papers in North America. I would like to dedicate this column to my friends in the community newspaper […]

By September 4, 2013 Read More →

Stadelmans purchase Putnam Standard, Cabell Standard

The Putnam Standard and Cabell Standard have new owners. Stadelman Publishing acquired both weekly publications effective last week. The company, owned by Kelly Stadelman and Chris Stadelman, purchased them from PC Newspapers Inc., owned by Bill Unger. Existing staff members Trudy Black, Michelle Jividen, David Miller, Thelma Hutchinson and Justin Waybright will remain with the […]

WVPA on the road: Health initiative takes Smith to Mercer, Wyoming counties
By August 27, 2013 Read More →

WVPA on the road: Health initiative takes Smith to Mercer, Wyoming counties

West Virginia Press Association Executive Director Don Smith will visit Mercer and Wyoming counties on Wednesday, Aug. 28, for public meetings in conjunction with writing coach Kate Long’s efforts on behalf of the “Change the Future” program. The meetings are at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph office and at 2 p.m. in Wyoming […]

WVPA partnering with WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism on legal training for journalists
By August 26, 2013 Read More →

WVPA partnering with WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism on legal training for journalists

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia Press Association, as part of its ongoing educational programming, has partnering with the WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism on legal training workshops for journalists in October. Organized by WVU Professor Tom Stewart, who presented a FOIA session at Convention 2013, the workshops  will take place on WVU’s downtown campus Wednesday, Oct. […]

By August 26, 2013 Read More →

Former UPI vice president and West Virginia native John Kady dead

WHEELING — The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register report that John T. Kady, a former United Press International reporter, bureau chief, and vice president, died of a heart attack in Columbus, Ohio, on August 4, 2013. He was 79. Kady’s career with UPI spanned 35 years. Kady was also the author of two books, “A Sentry’s Saga,” […]

Dave Corcoran author’s his first ‘Past President’s Pen’
By August 23, 2013 Read More →

Dave Corcoran author’s his first ‘Past President’s Pen’

Hi, newspaper folks! Just wanted to drop you a quick line about our West Virginia Press Association’s Convention at this time. It, indeed, was a great convention, not just because Wheeling’s Oglebay Park Resort is a super place for newspaper meetings, but also because it was a “home grown” assembly, with our own Mountain State’s journalists […]