Newspaper Industry News

By February 1, 2014 Read More →

Employment Opportunity: Charleston Newspapers hiring community news specialist

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Newspapers’ Metro Department has an immediate opening for a photographer/reporter/page designer. Based in the West Virginia’s capitol, Charleston Newspapers operates The Charleston Gazette and Charleston Daily Mail. The immediate need is for a full-time staff person with a passion for community journalism. The Metro Department produces weekly zoned editions and special sections under the supervision […]

By January 30, 2014 Read More →

Longtime Braxton Citizens’ News employee dies

From the Braxton Citizens’ News Facebook page SUTTON, W.Va. — Michael Dale “Ernie” McElwain, 57, of Sutton, passed away at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 after a short illness. He was born on September 30, 1956, in Las Vagus, NV the eldest son of Harry and Phyllis McElwain. He was a printer […]

AP names Va., W.Va. news editor
By January 30, 2014 Read More →

AP names Va., W.Va. news editor

By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — The Associated Press has named Steve McMillan, a seasoned editor who has overseen such coverage as the foreclosure and financial meltdown and the buyout of Qwest Communications, news editor for Virginia and West Virginia. The appointment was announced Wednesday by South Regional Editor Lisa Marie Pane. “Steve is […]

By January 29, 2014 Read More →

Past President’s Pen: You should attend the WVPA Legislative Breakfast

Dear fellow publishers and editors, Hope that you all had a very nice, comforting and fun-filled holiday break. I had a chance to get together with most of my kids, and it was, indeed, enjoyable. I realize that many of you do not attend our convention, but if there’s any meeting that you “SHOULD ATTEND,” it’s our […]

By January 27, 2014 Read More →

Employment Opportunity: Wheeling newspapers looking for sports reporter

WHEELING, W.Va. — The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, award-winning dailies in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle, are seeking an up-and-coming sports reporter. “We focus on local high school sports played in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference, one of the largest conferences in the nation. The ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers also call our city home, as does one […]

By January 27, 2014 Read More →

What’s next as young fail to become strong news consumers

By Sandra Oshiro The Poynter Institute ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Journalism executives and other participants at Poynter’s Future of News Audiences conference heard Sunday night what some would have preferred not to hear: younger generations simply aren’t growing into dedicated consumers of news the way their parents and grandparents did. As young adults age and […]

Charleston Gazette names assistant city editor
By January 24, 2014 Read More →

Charleston Gazette names assistant city editor

From the Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lori Kersey has been named assistant city editor of The Charleston Gazette. Kersey is a native of Sissonville and received her bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Marshall University and her master’s degree in communications from Morehead State University in Kentucky. She has been a staff writer for […]

WVPA Sharing: Capitol Press Crew on the job
By January 20, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Capitol Press Crew on the job

By January 6, 2014 Read More →

Employment opportunity: The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, W.Va., looking for government reporter

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, W.Va., a daily newspaper located in a city of about 50,000, is seeking a motivated, experienced reporter to cover local government primarily and state government periodically. Candidates should have 3-5 years experience, excellent reporting and writing skills and capable of providing a mix of daily and enterprise stories […]

Have you read ‘Poisoning The Press? If you’re a journalist, you should.
By November 25, 2013 Read More →

Have you read ‘Poisoning The Press? If you’re a journalist, you should.

Christmas idea for those interested in politics and the media and a must-read for all investigative journalists:   If you haven’t read Mark Feldstein’s ‘Poisoning The Press,’ ask for it this Christmas. It’s not a new book – out in 2010 – but an outstanding read. Always being behind the trendy, I just recently found […]