WVPA Sharing

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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 […]

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Blog: wvpress extra – Share your legislative priorities

A blog by Don Smith, WVPA Executive Director: Jan. 6, 2014: I think West Virginia media is providing excellent social media coverage for Legislative Lookahead today at the Marshall University campus in South Charleston. Follow comments on twitter at #wvlookahead You can also look for coverage in from the following outlets:  The Journal in Martinsburg, […]

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WVPA Sharing: Legislative Lookahead underway in Charleston
By January 6, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Legislative Lookahead underway in Charleston

Editor’s Note: Following comments on twitter at #wvlookahead. CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia AP Legislative Lookahead got off on schedule today despite snowy roads and cold weather. The first panel addresses the proposed Fund Future and energy production and taxation in West Virginia. Panelists include WV Senate President Jeff Kessler, West Virginia Oil and […]

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By January 4, 2014 Read More →

Employment Opportunity: Charleston Newspapers hiring a Community News/Special Sections Editor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Newspapers’ Metro Department is seeking a community news/special sections editor. The company has an open position for a hands-on editor who has a passion for local community news, above average photos and human interest articles. The Community News/Special Sections editor oversees the content and production of weekly community newspapers, special sections, weekly mailers and ROP […]

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By January 3, 2014 Read More →

Blog: wvpress extra – Share your legislative priorities

A blog by Don Smith, WVPA Executive Director: Jan. 3, 2014: Share your legislative priorities The WVPA is working to develop a plan to provide your newspaper with extra coverage from the 2014 session of the West Virginia Legislature. This would be a supplement to what you receive from Tom Miller’s legislative column (through the […]

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Registering for Legislative Lookahead includes extra opportunities
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

Registering for Legislative Lookahead includes extra opportunities

WVPA advises member newspapers to have staff attend Lookahead, Legislative Interims and obtain Legislative Press Credentials during Jan. 6 visit to Charleston CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Newspapers sending staff members to the Jan. 6 Legislative Lookahead —  sponsored by The Associated Press, AP member editors and the West Virginia Press Association — can get a great […]

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Crews scurry to clean up after train derailment
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

Crews scurry to clean up after train derailment

By Bill Archer Bluefield Daily Telegraph VIVIAN, W.Va. — Train traffic through McDowell County is one of the constants of life, and when a major derailment occurs, alarms go up throughout the region. “We’re lucky it happened where it happened and when it happened,” Jimmy Gianato, director of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security […]

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WVPA Sharing: Bringing broadband a multifaceted issue
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Bringing broadband a multifaceted issue

By BRANFORD MARKS, CAROLINE SZWED and BRANDON HITE Mountaineer News Service   MORGANTOWN, W.VA. — It’s happened to all of us: you come home excited to get caught up on your favorite show on Netflix or turn on your laptop to check your Facebook and you get a pop-up saying no connection. You can blame […]

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WVPA Sharing: Health insurance mandatory for college students in 2014-2015
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Health insurance mandatory for college students in 2014-2015

By MICHELLE DEEHAN, JOE NELSON and LAKEN VITA Mountaineer News Service MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Tyler DeAntonis is a college student with money issues other than textbook fees on his mind. He is part of a distinct statistic. According to The United States Government Accountability Office, 20 percent of college students in the United States between the […]

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Kids Health: ‘Heroes’ honored for fighting child poverty
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

Kids Health: ‘Heroes’ honored for fighting child poverty

By GEORGE HOHMANN For the WVPA PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Seven activists from around the state have been recognized as heroes for fighting child poverty. The seven were presented framed certificates and bright red hero capes by the “Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty” coalition during its annual meeting here. Honored were: Rick Hodges: […]

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