West Virginia Press Convention

WV Press Convention Review: The Winners!

See General Excellence and individual staff award winners WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va — Each year, the West Virginia Press Association hosts a newspaper contest recognizing the best editorial and advertising work of staff members around the state. The newspapers with the highest point totals earn General Excellence recognition for[Read More…]

WV Press Convention Review: Intermediate Court Chief Justice Greear and WV Tourism Secretary Ruby deliver keynote addresses at WV Press Convention

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Day two of the 2022 West Virginia Press Convention was highlighted by keynote addresses from both W.Va. Secretary of Tourism Chelsea Ruby, and Chief Justice of the state’s Intermediate Court of Appeals, Dan Greear. Both spoke on Aug. 5. “It’s an[Read More…]

WV Press Convention Review: Bluefield Daily Telegraph wins third straight ‘Newspaper of the Year’ honor

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel’s Jim Spanner wins Adam R. Kelly Award WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Top honors at the 2022 West Virginia Press Association Convention went to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph as “Newspaper of the Year” and Parkersburg News and Sentinel Publisher Jim Spanner as the “Adam[Read More…]

WV Press Convention Review: Targeting audience and data are keys to successful digital advertising

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – As newspaper companies move toward website creation to supplement their traditional print publications, many are also focusing on digital advertisement to increase revenue. However, this can be a cumbersome process as the industry changes and for those just starting out.  To[Read More…]

WV Press Convention Review: Citing continued growth and investment, Commerce Secretary Bailey sees ‘bright future’ for West Virginia

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The economic future of West Virginia looks promising. From continued growth in energy and manufacturing sectors, to an increase in tourism and the attraction of highly skilled remote workers, West Virginia is consistently inching down a road of prosperity. This was[Read More…]

WV Press Convention Review: Available research resources can help transform a good article into a memorable one

By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Accurate research can make all the difference in the world to a reporter, and the ability to make efficient use of available research resources can help transform a good article into a memorable one. On Aug. 6, a panel of industry[Read More…]

WV Press Convention Review: With college recruitment, diversity, inclusion and a sense of purpose should be new focus of newspaper recruitment; ‘Pale, male and frail’ leadership is out

Today’s college graduates said most racially and ethnically diverse generation so far By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – What is the best way to attract today’s college students to the newspaper industry?  Experts from West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media provided their answers to this[Read More…]

WV Press Convention Review: President Perry Nardo sees convention attendance as key to idea sharing, keeping industry fresh

Guests hear from WV Gamechanger and Trulieve Medical Cannabis By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The 2022 West Virginia Press Convention got underway Thursday night with a reception hosted by WVPA President Perry Nardo. This year’s convention was held Aug. 4-6, at the Four Points by[Read More…]

Reserve your hotel rooms ASAP for WV Press Convention 2022; Special rate ends Monday

Event set for Aug. 4-6 at Four Points by Sheraton in Charleston WV Press News Release CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Newspaper representatives from across the state will be visiting Charleston in August for the West Virginia Press Association for Convention 2022. Don Smith, WV Press executive director, is urging all those planning[Read More…]

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