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Pulitzer-winning Gazette-Mail reporter discusses how he revealed pill shipments
By May 16, 2017 Read More →

Pulitzer-winning Gazette-Mail reporter discusses how he revealed pill shipments

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eric Eyre said he didn’t even know what a drug wholesaler was when he first “kind of stumbled into” his Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Eyre, an 18-year Gazette-Mail reporter, revealed in December that in “six years, wholesalers showered the state with 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills while […]

County sports writing icon Bob Staats passes away
By May 16, 2017 Read More →

County sports writing icon Bob Staats passes away

By MARK MARTIN Jackson Newspapers RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — Bob Staats, whose byline appeared on the pages of newspapers based in Ravenswood for many years, has died. Staats suffered a stroke on Saturday and passed away Sunday. During a period that stretched nearly five decades, Staats wrote sports first for The Ravenswood News and later The Jackson […]

Go behind the scenes of the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Eric Eyre’s Pulitzer win
By May 4, 2017 Read More →

Go behind the scenes of the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Eric Eyre’s Pulitzer win

Staff report Charleston Gazette-Mail How did a newspaper in Charleston, West Virginia, beat out the nation’s largest news organizations and earn the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting? Check out the video online at wvgazettemail.com for a behind-the-scenes look on the reporting by Eric Eyre that won the Pulitzer. WATCH THE VIDEO   Eyre, along […]

Elkins native Steve Herron named publisher of The Inter-Mountain
By May 2, 2017 Read More →

Elkins native Steve Herron named publisher of The Inter-Mountain

Staff report The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — Steve Herron was introduced Monday as the incoming publisher and general manager of The Inter-Mountain. Current Publisher Heather Goodwin Henline made the announcement. Goodwin Henline, who served as publisher since 2010, is leaving The Inter-Mountain for the publisher’s position at The Telegraph in Nashua, New Hampshire, also owned […]

What a difference a year can make: Proud of what Fairmont News has become, where its heading
By April 18, 2017 Read More →

What a difference a year can make: Proud of what Fairmont News has become, where its heading

By JOHN DAHLIA The Fairmont News FAIRMONT, W.Va. — What a difference one year can make. But for me, and a lot of us who support The Fairmont News, a good portion of our effort to make this weekly publication the best it can be, began long before April 2016. Right around early March last […]

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 […]