Newspaper Industry News

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 […]

By October 17, 2016 Read More →

Why Trump Wouldn’t Win a Libel Suit Against The New York Times

It would give new meaning to “trumped up” lawsuit. Donald Trump is threatening a lawsuit against The New York Times after it detailed allegations of sexual harassment by two women. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson’s White House chances might be greater than Trump’s prospects for courtroom success against the newspaper. His lawyer wrote the newspaper and […]

By October 17, 2016 Read More →

As North Carolina reels from Hurricane Matthew, newsrooms forge ahead

On Saturday, The Robesonian flooded in Lumberton, North Carolina. That day, The Fayetteville Observer in Fayetteville, North Carolina lost power for awhile. By Monday, the floods hit the building of The Times-Leader in Grifton, North Carolina. As of Friday, 22 people have died in North Carolina since Hurricane Matthew hit the Tar Heel State. Many […]

Cub Scouts see how Clarksburg paper is made
By October 11, 2016 Read More →

Cub Scouts see how Clarksburg paper is made

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Salem Cub Scout Troop 37 had the chance to discover just how newspaper production works on Monday at The Exponent Telegram. The group, with Scouts ranging in age from 5 to 12, toured through the building, learning everything from how stories get written to how the newspaper is printed on an offset […]

WVU journalism grad on Pulitzer team to speak
By October 10, 2016 Read More →

WVU journalism grad on Pulitzer team to speak

MORGANTOW, W.Va. — WVU alum and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Margie Mason will return to her home state Monday to give a special presentation during the school’s Diversity Week. The West Virginia native will be joined by fellow AP reporters Martha Mendoza, Robin McDowell and Esther Htusan as they discuss their year-long investigation into labor abuses […]