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By November 21, 2016 Read More →

Elkins paper prepares for ‘Wild Wednesday’ edition

ELKINS, W.Va. — A staff of Santa’s elves will be on hand Wednesday at The Inter-Mountain, checking lists twice for the chief jolly old elf, bringing holiday joy and distributing some early Christmas gifts. Sales of The Inter-Mountain’s Wild Wednesday edition — priced at $1.25 — will begin at 6:30 a.m. that day, and prizes […]

Book highlights 50 years of Wheeling photojournalism
By November 21, 2016 Read More →

Book highlights 50 years of Wheeling photojournalism

WHEELING, W.Va. — Any fan of the history, beauty and life of the Ohio Valley will enjoy the walk down memory lane offered in our new, hard-bound book, “Through the Lens.” The 128-page book, which has been shipped and is now available for pick-up at The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, 1500 Main St. in Wheeling, […]

Big media tunes into WV coalfields after Trump win
By November 17, 2016 Read More →

Big media tunes into WV coalfields after Trump win

LOGAN, W.Va. — Part of the mainstream media’s coverage of the election of Donald Trump, has involved a turning of attention to West Virginia and, in particular, the coalfields. The New Yorker, CBS News and Al Jazeera English are among others who have sought answers to the questions which explain the meteoric rise of a […]

Ohio Valley Publishing names managing editor
By November 7, 2016 Read More →

Ohio Valley Publishing names managing editor

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A familiar face in the tri-county region has been appointed managing editor of Ohio Valley Publishing (OVP). Beth Sergent has been with OVP since 2004, starting as a staff reporter with The Daily Sentinel where she worked until being transferred to the Point Pleasant Register in 2011. Earlier this year, Sergent […]

Elkins paper boosts NIE with Freezer Fill-up contest
By November 2, 2016 Read More →

Elkins paper boosts NIE with Freezer Fill-up contest

ELKINS, W.Va. — An area woman is living high on the hog Tuesday after winning The Inter-Mountain Freezer Fill-up Contest. Rose Booth, of Montrose, and her husband, John, were the lucky winners of the contest, which nets her a 7-cubic-foot chest freezer filled with half a hog — 130 to 160 pounds processed — prepared […]

By November 1, 2016 Read More →

The AP wants to use machine learning to automate turning print stories into broadcast ones

On average, when an AP sportswriter covers a game, she produces eight different versions of the same story. Aside from writing the main print story, they have to write story summaries, separate ledes for both teams, convert the story to broadcast format, and more. “It’s a manual labor nightmare,” Jim Kennedy, the AP’s senior vice […]

Clarksburg paper names managing editor
By October 31, 2016 Read More →

Clarksburg paper names managing editor

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Matt Harvey, who has served in various roles over the past 19 years at The Exponent Telegram, has been promoted to managing editor. In making the announcement, NCWV Media President and Owner Brian Jarvis pointed to Harvey’s dedication and work ethic during his tenure. “Matt has been a key part of our […]

Tales of ghostly encounters at the Bluefield paper
By October 31, 2016 Read More →

Tales of ghostly encounters at the Bluefield paper

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Every year when Halloween approaches, it’s not unusual for the Bluefield Daily Telegraphto run a story about local ghost legends or a house with a reputation for being haunted. This Halloween, the search for a haunting didn’t go any further than the newspaper itself. The nature of the news business often leads […]

By October 27, 2016 Read More →

A daily’s loss in court may cause journalists to rethink how they communicate

JOURNALISTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY are assessing the fallout a week after a North Carolina jury awarded nearly $6 million in libel verdicts against The Raleigh News & Observer and one of its reporters. The case seems to provide more evidence that the growing unpopularity of media may translate into less-sympathetic jury pools when news organizations […]

Dominion Post hosts first Family Fall Fest
By October 24, 2016 Read More →

Dominion Post hosts first Family Fall Fest

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — About three hundred people shuffled through The Dominion Post’s Family Fall Fest visiting booths, eating funnel cakes and decorating pumpkins on Oct. 23. With this being the first year the newspaper has done a fall festival, Multimedia Coordinator Amanda DeProspero wanted to bring a lot of vendors and activities to draw a […]