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By September 13, 2017 Read More →

WVU Reed College of Media receives a $150,000 grant to expand community-based reporting aimed at bridging America’s divides

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A foundation launched by the founder of eBay is supporting the efforts of West Virginia University’sReed College of Media to better tell the stories of Appalachian communities and to help bridge America’s political and cultural divides. The Democracy Fund recently awarded the College of Media $150,000 to combine and advance […]

WVPA Alert: Sept. 14 Conference call set on Road Bond Election
By September 11, 2017 Read More →

WVPA Alert: Sept. 14 Conference call set on Road Bond Election

Editors, reporters should register before conference call CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association — as a service to member newspapers — is hosting an informational conference call and Q&A with officials from the Governor’s Office, W.Va. Department of Transportation and others involved in the upcoming road bond referendum. Officially, the referendum is titled “Special Election for Constitutional Amendment” and is scheduled for […]

WVPA Alert: Sept. 14 Conference call set on Road Bond Election
By September 9, 2017 Read More →

WVPA Alert: Sept. 14 Conference call set on Road Bond Election

Editors, reporters should register before conference call CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association — as a service to member newspapers — is hosting an informational conference call and Q&A with officials from the Governor’s Office, W.Va. Department of Transportation and others involved in the upcoming road bond referendum. Officially, the referendum is titled “Special Election for Constitutional Amendment” and is scheduled for […]

WVPA Reminder: Newspapers need to file statement of ownership by Oct. 1, affidavit of circulation by Nov. 1
By September 8, 2017 Read More →

WVPA Reminder: Newspapers need to file statement of ownership by Oct. 1, affidavit of circulation by Nov. 1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s time for West Virginia newspapers to file the Statement of Ownership form with the US Post Office and the Affidavit of Circulation form with the WV Secretary of State office. The updated forms are attached below. The WVPA has also attached a sample letter of “Notification of Legal Rates” that state code says you should […]

The passing of the ‘April Fool’
By September 8, 2017 Read More →

The passing of the ‘April Fool’

Mountain Messenger LEWISBURG, W.Va. — David Cottrill wrote news stories and editorials with the Mountain Messenger for several years in the early 2000s. He often characterized himself as “the oldest living newspaper reporter.” His op-ed page column, titled “The April Fool,” was named because he was born on April Fool’s Day, a day when many […]

By September 7, 2017 Read More →

Charges dropped against reporter arrested at WV Capitol

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Prosecutors dropped a charge against a journalist who was arrested at the state Capitol when peppering Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price with questions. Dan Heyman, of Public News Service, and other representatives from his organization announced the news in a conference call with reporters Wednesday. […]

By September 7, 2017 Read More →

Arbitrator: Gazette-Mail owes $3.8M to Daily Mail owners

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An arbitration filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court has ordered the owners of the Charleston Gazette-Mail to pay nearly $3.8 million to the publishers of the former Charleston Daily Mail. Arbitrator Edward McDevitt ruled that the Daily Gazette Co. and the Daily Gazette Holding Co. must pay $3,795,000 […]

By September 7, 2017 Read More →

Ruling: Gazette-Mail owners owe $3.8 million to ex-Daily Mail owners

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An arbitrator has ruled that the owners of the Charleston Gazette-Mail must pay about $3.8 million to the former owners of the Charleston Daily Mail. The arbitrator made his ruling on Aug. 28, and the decision was filed this week in U.S. District Court in Southern West […]

Gazette-Mail to eliminate Monday print edition
By September 1, 2017 Read More →

Gazette-Mail to eliminate Monday print edition

Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Starting Oct. 2, the Gazette-Mail will cease publishing a print edition on Mondays. The Gazette-Mail will continue to publish a Monday edition, but it will be available only online at wvgazettemail.com, through our apps and in the electronic edition, which shows readers replicas of print pages in a clickable […]

Gazette-Mail editor emeritus named UnitedCoR writer in residence
By August 28, 2017 Read More →

Gazette-Mail editor emeritus named UnitedCoR writer in residence

Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Gazette-Mail’s editor emeritus has been named writer in residence for a national organization, the United Coalition of Reason, based in Washington, D.C. James A. Haught won’t be in residence in Washington, though. He will remain with the Gazette-Mail and contribute to the group online. UnitedCoR is an umbrella operation […]