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The Herald-Dispatch’s Dawson honored as WVPA Premier Journalist
By August 7, 2017 Read More →

The Herald-Dispatch’s Dawson honored as WVPA Premier Journalist

DAVIS, W.Va. — Ed Dawson, editor and publisher of The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington was honored with The West Virginia Press Association’s Adam R. Kelly Premier Journalist Award for 2017. The Premier Journalist honor is the WVPA’s highest individual honor. It’s given each year in recognition of an individual’s service to the newspapers in the state, the West Virginia Press Association and […]

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association top editorial honors
By August 7, 2017 Read More →

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association top editorial honors

The Herald-Dispatch’s Dawson wins Premier journalist award DAVIS, W.Va. – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2017 West Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The General Excellence Award winners are The Charleston Gazette-Mail in Division I, The Inter-Mountain of Elkins in Division II, […]

Advertising Excellence recognized by the West Virginia Press Association
By August 7, 2017 Read More →

Advertising Excellence recognized by the West Virginia Press Association

DAVIS, W.Va. – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2017 West Virginia Press Association’s Advertising Awards Competition. The General Excellence Award winners are Charleston Gazette-Mail and The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington in a tie in Division 1; The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg Division 2; The Spirit of Jefferson in Division 3; Moorefield Examiner in […]

Earle, Owen inducted into WVPA Hall of Fame
By August 7, 2017 Read More →

Earle, Owen inducted into WVPA Hall of Fame

DAVIS, W.Va. —  Two outstanding West Virginia journalists were inducted into the West Virginia Press Association Hall of Fame, class of 2017, at the WVPA’s 2017 Convention at Canaan Valley Resort. Dave Owen of the Parkersburg Sentinel and Bob Earle of The Weston Democrat joined the Hall of Fame during a ceremony Aug. 3. Ogden Nutting of Ogden Newspapers […]

Convention 2017: Photos from The President’s Reception
By August 4, 2017 Read More →

Convention 2017: Photos from The President’s Reception

DAVIS, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s 2017 Convention, Aug. 3-5, kicked off Thursday evening with The President’s Reception in honor of Jim McGoldrick and the Hall of Fame induction of Dave Owen of The Parkersburg Sentinel and Bob Earle of  The Weston Democrat. “West Virginia: Adapting to Marketplace Changes” is the convention theme. Here […]

WVPA Convention 2017: Remember your silent auction items
By August 3, 2017 Read More →

WVPA Convention 2017: Remember your silent auction items

  CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — The Spirit of Jefferson newspaper added more flavor  to the annual West Virginia Press Association Foundation’s silent auction with unique items from the Eastern Panhandle. The silent auction is part of the WVPA Convention 2017, which starts today is at Canaan Valley Resort in Tucker County. The convention runs through Saturday. NOTE: All silent […]

WVPA Convention 2017: How should we dress?
By August 2, 2017 Read More →

WVPA Convention 2017: How should we dress?

CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s 2017 Convention starts Thursday evening, and in the best tradition of the newspaper industry, registration and room reservations are still coming at deadline. “West Virginia: Adapting to Marketplace Changes” is the convention theme, but one thing never changes: There is no rush in the newspaper industry until […]

Time running out to register for WVPA Convention 2017
By July 28, 2017 Read More →

Time running out to register for WVPA Convention 2017

Have you reserved your room at Canaan Valley? CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — Registration for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2017 Convention, Aug. 4-5 is open but down to the final days. “West Virginia: Adapting to Marketplace Changes” is the convention theme. One of this year’s sessions centers on advertising opportunities and focuses on that theme. Legal […]

Weston’s Earle, Parkersburg’s Owen elected to WVPA Hall of Fame
By July 28, 2017 Read More →

Weston’s Earle, Parkersburg’s Owen elected to WVPA Hall of Fame

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Decades of outstanding service as editor at their West Virginia newspapers has earned two journalists inclusion in the West Virginia Press Association Hall of Fame, class of 2017. Robert Stanley Earle, 1918-2008, served as publisher and editor of The Weston Democrat for more than 40 years, after first starting as a reporter  in 1946. Born on Nov.13, […]

WVPA: Remember your WVPA Foundation Silent Auction items
By July 27, 2017 Read More →

WVPA: Remember your WVPA Foundation Silent Auction items

2018 Contemporary American Theater Festival package latest addition     CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — The Spirit of Jefferson newspaper added a touch of the dramatic to the annual West Virginia Press Association Foundation’s silent auction with a package for the 2018 Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown.  “The winning bidder will have tickets to see all six plays that will […]