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WVPA Sharing: The Charleston Gazette’s Ellis and Gutman are ‘On the Job’
By September 6, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: The Charleston Gazette’s Ellis and Gutman are ‘On the Job’

The West Virginia Press Association appreciates the efforts of the thousands of employees of West Virginia newspapers. When possible, the WVPA will share news and photos as an “On the Job” feature. On Friday, Sept. 6, 2013: Reporter David Gutman  and photographer Chip Ellis covered U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s appearance in Charleston to rally support […]

Rockefeller calls CHIP a ‘moral imperative’
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Rockefeller calls CHIP a ‘moral imperative’

Senator brings stakeholders together to rally support for future of program CHARLESTON – U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, called securing funding for the future of the Children’s Health Insurance Program a “moral imperative.” Speaking to a group of advocates during a rally at the Schoenbaum Center in Charleston, Rockefeller called the Children’s […]

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Photo and Design: Kevin Slimp looks at newspapers
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Photo and Design: Kevin Slimp looks at newspapers

By Kevin Slimp For the WVPA Over the past 15 years or so, I’ve worked with newspapers of all sizes. My clients have included some of the biggest newspapers, as well as a few of the smallest papers in North America. I would like to dedicate this column to my friends in the community newspaper […]

Advertising Advice: John Foust looks at evaluating your advertising department
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Advertising Advice: John Foust looks at evaluating your advertising department

A simple formula for (sales) meetings By John Foust Raleigh, NC Sherry works in the production department of a large paper. She told me about the special formula they frequently use in meetings that are intended to evaluate procedures. The meetings are based on three simple questions: (1) What should we start doing? (2) What […]

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Common Sense Journalism: Columnist Fisher says goodbye to two old friends
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Common Sense Journalism: Columnist Fisher says goodbye to two old friends

By Doug Fisher For the WVPA I’d like to take a moment to mark the passing of two old journalism friends. These aren’t people, but publications of note from two noteworthy figures in journalism and journalism education: Writer-L from two-time Pulitzer winner Jon Franklin and Update from journalism professor Melvin Mencher. In these tumultuous times, […]

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By September 6, 2013 Read More →

The Associated Press shares the 10 things you need to know today, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know today, Friday, Sept. 6. 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: (Added Bonus: This is The AP link to the 10 photos you should […]

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WVPA Sharing: The Charleston Gazette provides an excellent sponsorship example
By September 5, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: The Charleston Gazette provides an excellent sponsorship example

One of the most noted seminars at the West Virginia Press Association’s Convention 2013 was the panel discussion between representatives of West Virginia advertising agencies and WVPA member newspapers. During the seminar, advertising agency representatives mentioned that their clients — our newspaper advertisers — are  often upset when the names of sponsors are not always […]

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By September 5, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Release: Free gambling addiction workshop set for gamblers and families

CHARLESTON — The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia is hosting a free weekend workshop for problem gamblers and their loved ones. The group, which operates the 1-800-GAMBLER helpline, has hosted this event for eight years. It will take place on Sept. 20-22 at the John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston. This weekend event is […]

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By September 4, 2013 Read More →

Stadelmans purchase Putnam Standard, Cabell Standard

The Putnam Standard and Cabell Standard have new owners. Stadelman Publishing acquired both weekly publications effective last week. The company, owned by Kelly Stadelman and Chris Stadelman, purchased them from PC Newspapers Inc., owned by Bill Unger. Existing staff members Trudy Black, Michelle Jividen, David Miller, Thelma Hutchinson and Justin Waybright will remain with the […]

By August 30, 2013 Read More →

Daily Athenaeum hiring Arts & Entertainment editor

The Daily Athenaeum in Morgantown is hiring an Associate A&E editor. “Are you involved in the Arts & Entertainment scene in Morgantown? Do you have a strong background in writing and InDesign? We are looking to hire an Associate A&E editor ASAP!” Interested applicants should email Lacey.Palmer@mail.wvu.edu or Carlee.Lammers@mail.wvu.edu or Celeste.Lantz@mail.wvu.edu. To view a copy […]

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