WVPA Convention

Editorial: Schedule shows what we already know about W.Va. Governor Justice

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: Through dogged and commendable persistence, the Associated Press last week obtained copies of activity schedules for Gov. Jim Justice. Going over seven months of scheduling, the AP reported the records show the governor “almost never meets with his Cabinet, is rarely at the Capitol and was[Read More…]

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors

Perry Nardo of The Intelligencer of Wheeling wins Adam R. Kelly Award CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2018 West Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The General Excellence Award winners are Charleston Gazette-Mail in[Read More…]

West Virginia Press Association honors advertising excellence at convention

The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, The Inter-Mountain of Elkins, The Times Record and Roane County Reporter, Moorefield Examiner earn top honors CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2018 West Virginia Press Association’s Advertising Awards Competition.   The General Excellence Award winners are[Read More…]

Advertising excellence, lively panel discussions highlight WVPA Convention 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association recognized winners in the Better Newspaper Contest: Advertising Friday at the first whole day of the WVPA Convention 2018. In addition to the advertising awards luncheon, convention-goers participated in panels on the future of social security — which featured U.S. Sen. Joe[Read More…]

West Virginia Press Association’s Convention 2018 opens with President’s Reception at Clay Center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — WVPA President Jim Spanner, publisher of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel was honored Thursday evening at a reception at the Clay Center in Charleston. Keynote speaker WVU Provost Joyce McConnell spoke about higher education and the partnership between the university and the press association. “Innovate” is the[Read More…]

Register at online at Eventbrite for WVPA Convention 2018 Aug. 9-11

Get a WVPA room discount at Embassy Suites in Charleston if you book by July 31. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Registration is now open for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2018 WVPA Convention, Aug. 9-11, in Charleston. “The WVPA is partnering with WVU’s Academic Media Day program. It’s an excellent opportunity for[Read More…]

Shooting in Alexandria: Sad and sickening

By Don Smith West Virginia Press Association While saddened by the news of the shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday, I was sickened by the hypocrisy in the comments of some politicians, cable news commentators and fellow journalists. Are we really surprised that another troubled, angry[Read More…]

2016 in retrospect: Gov. Tomblin was a resource

From Executive Director Don Smith, WVPRESS Extra Blog: Tomorrow starts the new year, but it’s hard to think about the future, or keep your mind in the present, on Dec. 31. Reminiscing seems appropriate and necessary. Working for the West Virginia Press Association means lots of days at the Capitol[Read More…]

Newz Group partnership gives member newspapers off-site backup

  From Executive Director Don Smith: In the coming days and weeks, all West Virginia Press Association newspapers should be getting a call from Newz Group. These calls are coming with the support and urging of the WVPA and are about your access to free off-site archiving and backup. It’s a[Read More…]

Heavy rains fall on WV flood victims

A heavy rain pours across the flood ravaged areas of West Virginia. Predictions call for three inches and flash flooding. Today, on Independence Day, thousands of West Virginians sit cold and damp in tents, shelters, their vehicles and their damages homes – most still without power – watching the rain[Read More…]

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