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Common Sense Journalism: Columnist Fisher says goodbye to two old friends
By September 6, 2013 Read More →

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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Kids Health No. 4: Challenges ahead in battle against child poverty
By August 30, 2013 Read More →

Kids Health No. 4: Challenges ahead in battle against child poverty

 Can broad-based movement maintain support while narrowing focus? Editor’s Note:  The following article is part of the West Virginia Press Association’s series on the “Our Children, Our Future” Coalition. Journalist George Hohmann is following the coalition’s efforts, providing reports from its organizational meetings through its attempts to have impactful legislation passed during the 2014 session of […]

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By August 30, 2013 Read More →

The Associated Press shares the 10 things you need to know today, Aug. 30

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know today, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. OBAMA PREPARED TO ACT UNILATERALLY AGAINST SYRIA Following the British Parliament’s refusal […]

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Sen. Rockefeller talking about health care during appearances in state
By August 29, 2013 Read More →

Sen. Rockefeller talking about health care during appearances in state

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.,  will focus on fighting black lung and affordable health care during visits to Charlston and Bluefield in next week. Rockefeller’s office announced this agenda on Thursday, Aug. 29. NOTE TO WVPA NEWSPAPERS: The WVPA expects to distribute photos of the Senator’s Charleston visits through its WVPA Sharing […]

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph hosts community meeting
By August 29, 2013 Read More →

Bluefield Daily Telegraph hosts community meeting

BLUEFIELD — Editor Samantha Perry and the staff of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph hosted representatives of Changing the Future WV and West Virginia Press Association on Aug. 28 for a community meeting of local health organizations and newspaper representatives. For Don Smith, executive director of the West Virginia Press Association, it was his first visit […]

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