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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 […]

By August 23, 2017 Read More →

New podcast: Saturday Morning Quarterbacks

By AUSTIN WEIFORD The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — In a continuing effort to expand our digital content, The Register-Herald is proud to announce our upcoming podcast, Saturday Morning Quarterbacks. Sports Reporter Tyler Jackson and Sports Editor Gary Fauber will break down high school football events in our coverage area, including Summers, Wyoming, Greenbrier, Raleigh, and […]

Former Parkersburg News editor Robert Robinson dies at 70
By August 16, 2017 Read More →

Former Parkersburg News editor Robert Robinson dies at 70

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A former editor of The Parkersburg News passed away on Saturday. He was 70. Robert Glen “Bob” Robinson Jr., editor of The News from 1985 to 1989, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1978 for a breaking story about the collapse of the cooling tower at […]

Scripps Howard Foundation recognizes WVU’s Maryanne Reed
By August 15, 2017 Read More →

Scripps Howard Foundation recognizes WVU’s Maryanne Reed

CHICAGO, Ill. — Maryanne Reed, dean of the WVU Reed College of Media, was honored the Scripps Howard Foundation as its Administrator of the Year during the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in Chicago.  At AEJMC Conference, the Scripps Howard Foundation honors Reed as Administrator of the Year and Allan Richards from FIU College of Communication, Architecture […]

Photos offer memories of WVPA Convention 2017
By August 14, 2017 Read More →

Photos offer memories of WVPA Convention 2017

DAVIS, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association held its 2017 Convention, Aug. 3-5, at Canaan Valley Resort. Here are photos from the event: