Newspaper Industry News

Fred Pace named editor of Logan Banner
By February 16, 2015 Read More →

Fred Pace named editor of Logan Banner

LOGAN, W.Va. – Veteran West Virginia journalist Fred Pace has been named editor of The Logan Banner newspaper. The announcement was made by Jim Lawitz, vice president of editorial operations for Civitas Media, the newspaper’s parent company. “He knows all of the key players in local government as well as smaller community organizations,” Lawitz said. […]

Spending time with a self-made lensman
By February 16, 2015 Read More →

Spending time with a self-made lensman

A column by Rick Steelhammer of The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are some of the things I’ll associate with the memory of Lawrence Pierce, who died on Friday after 52 years on the job as a Gazette photographer: A ball cap with a Gazette logo nearly obliterated by time and wear. A shirt pocket […]

Charleston Newspapers deals with press problems
By February 12, 2015 Read More →

Charleston Newspapers deals with press problems

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For more than 100 years, the Charleston Daily Mail and Charleston Gazette have delivered the news straight to your door. But the past couple of weeks have been more challenging than most. Recently, the printing process has resulted in frustrating starts and stops. Three times in the past two weeks, newspapers have […]

Williamson Daily News names Kyle Lovern editor
By February 11, 2015 Read More →

Williamson Daily News names Kyle Lovern editor

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. – Longtime Williamson-area journalist Kyle Lovern has been named editor of the Williamson Daily News. The announcement was made by Jim Lawitz, vice president of editorial operation for Civitas Media, the newspaper’s parent company… “Kyle has guided the sports section at the Daily News into one of the best-read sections in the […]

Herald-Dispatch journalist speaks at Marshall
By February 6, 2015 Read More →

Herald-Dispatch journalist speaks at Marshall

  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) had its first event of the semester, “Q&A with PRSSA” Thursday in the John Deaver Drinko Library. Dave Lavender, features reporter for the Herald-Dispatch, was the event guest speaker, who spoke about his experience working in media and his interactions with public […]

How to find details that make a powerful story
By February 6, 2015 Read More →

How to find details that make a powerful story

  I was 11 years old on the November Friday when President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Does anyone else remember what Jackie Kennedy was wearing that day? A pink suit. Not an important detail at first glance, except that this designer suit bore the bloodstains left behind after the wounded president collapsed into his […]

Parkersburg, Marietta sports staffs join forces
By February 2, 2015 Read More →

Parkersburg, Marietta sports staffs join forces

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Two seasoned sports staffs are joining forces to form the Parkersburg News and Sentinel/Marietta Times Sports Department. “We know sports coverage is very important to our readers,” said Jim Spanner, publisher of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. “Operating as one unit will give us the opportunity to plan, and cover even more […]

Herald-Dispatch site launches new events calendar
By January 27, 2015 Read More →

Herald-Dispatch site launches new events calendar

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A new events calendar at www.herald-dispatch.com offers many new features. With the new calendar, community members can add basic event listings for free and promote their events for as little as $10 a day. Users also have the ability to search by category or location, along with a map view to show […]

Fairmont paper portrays 24 Hours in its county
By January 21, 2015 Read More →

Fairmont paper portrays 24 Hours in its county

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Reporters, photographers and editors of the Times West Virginian spent a full day Thursday, Jan. 15, snapping pictures of the people, places and events in Marion County…

By January 19, 2015 Read More →

Bill would make journalists protected workers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A week after terrorists stormed the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people, several members of the West Virginia House of Delegates introduced a bill that would create harsher penalties for violent crimes against journalists. Bill sponsors brought up the attack on Bob Aaron, a WCHS reporter who was hit with […]