Newspaper Industry News

By September 20, 2016 Read More →

Parkersburg paper launches redesigned website

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Faster. A cleaner design that’s easier to navigate. Mobile-friendly. That’s the premise behind The Parkersburg News and Sentinel’s redesigned website, which launched Monday. The site can be found online at “For more than 140 years, our newspaper has been the leading source of information for the Mid-Ohio Valley, providing the day’s […]

Point Pleasant Register names managing editor
By September 19, 2016 Read More →

Point Pleasant Register names managing editor

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A familiar face has a new title at the Point Pleasant Register. Beth Sergent, of Point Pleasant, has officially been named managing editor of the Register, where she will continue to oversee the day-to-day editorial content selection and reporting duties. Sergent began her career with Ohio Valley Publishing in 2004 when she […]

By September 19, 2016 Read More →

Here’s Why Newspaper Endorsements May Matter This Year

Do newspaper endorsements matter? Not everyone thinks so. In a 2008 study by the Pew Research Center, 69 percent of respondents said a newspaper endorsement had “no effect” on their vote. But a research paper published in the National Bureau of Economic Research that year found an exception: When they were unexpected. For example, if […]

Charleston journalists recognized for flood work
By September 16, 2016 Read More →

Charleston journalists recognized for flood work

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two Charleston Gazette-Mail employees were recognized for their work at the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association news industry summit this week in Sarasota, Florida. Gazette-Mail photographer Christian Tyler Randolph was awarded third place in the readers’ choice feature photography competition for his photo of Rob Morissin, looking at the aftermath of a rockslide in […]

By September 13, 2016 Read More →

Why Print News Still Rules

Each time my newspaper delivery runs late, as it did last Saturday morning, and I’m forced to the Web for my early dose of news, I’m reminded how reading the news online pales compared to reading it in newsprint. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not some aging dead-ender who wishes it was 1995 and not […]

By September 12, 2016 Read More →

The Inter-Mountain of Elkins seeking circulation director

Dynamic, sales-oriented circulation director needed ELKINS, W.Va. — The Inter-Mountain, an award-winning daily newspaper in the heart of the state’s tourism district, seeks a circulation director to manage operations within the newspaper’s diverse and vast eight-county delivery territory in north central West Virginia. This is an executive position at the department-head level, and newspaper industry experience […]

Gazette-Mail names new sports editors
By August 25, 2016 Read More →

Gazette-Mail names new sports editors

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Gazette-Mail has announced the promotions of Derek Redd to sports editor and Nick Scala to assistant sports editor. The veterans of the former Daily Mail and Gazette sports departments bring a combined 54 years of experience to the positions. Redd has been an employee of Charleston Newspapers since 2012, when he joined […]

By August 23, 2016 Read More →

Lee Enterprises to Sell Provo Daily Herald to Ogden Newspapers

A press release from Dirks, Van Essen & Murray Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, a major provider of local news, information and advertising in 49 markets, has entered into an agreement to sell its newspaper and digital media operations in Provo, Utah to Ogden Newspapers of Utah, LLC, including theDaily Herald and Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, […]

Ogden Newspapers race presents $20,000 to YMCA
By August 19, 2016 Read More →

Ogden Newspapers race presents $20,000 to YMCA

WHEELING, W.Va. — Between 2010 and 2015, the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic handed out more than $100,000 to six local charitable causes. That amount grew by its largest-ever one-year total on Thursday, with the race committee presenting J.B. Chambers YMCA Executive Director Adam Shinsky a check for $20,000. Shinsky said the donation is huge […]

By August 12, 2016 Read More →

Missouri journalist Jim Fall Jr. dead at 79

MARYVILLE, Mo. — James “Jim” Randolph Fall, Jr. — father, husband, grandfather, friend, newspaperman, sports fan, fisherman, golfer — the former mayor of Maryville who served as the executive editor of the Maryville Daily Forum and who was a lifelong advocate for community journalism, died Tuesday at Mosaic Hospital in St. Joseph. He was 79. […]