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Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness
By June 3, 2019 Read More →

Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

By MATT WELCH The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Whether you knew John McVey for his thick, white mustache or his greeting of “how are ya, by golly,” or for his fairness and thorough reporting at multiple news outlets in the area, you easily could have walked away with a story, according to those who knew […]

Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.
By May 18, 2019 Read More →

Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Find West Virginia newspapers‘ Easy-To-Use links or subscription information below: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s “Local News is Handy” campaign reminds everyone of the value of having access to creditable local news, information and advertising. Whether it’s delivered digitally to your cell phone and computer, in the traditional newspaper on your doorstep, […]

Media Alert: Graphic available on W.Va. Senate Bill 1 – ‘Last Dollar In’
By May 10, 2019 Read More →

Media Alert: Graphic available on W.Va. Senate Bill 1 – ‘Last Dollar In’

‘Financial Snapshot’ graphic new service to West Virginia newspapers CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association will be providing state newspapers with weekly  “Financial Snapshot” graphics for West Virginia as a public service to residents. This week;s graphic, below, addresses Senate Bill 1, the “Last Dollar In” program. Below the graphic is a link […]

Media Advisory: WV State Parks to celebrate grand opening of Pipestem Peaks Zipline
By May 9, 2019 Read More →

Media Advisory: WV State Parks to celebrate grand opening of Pipestem Peaks Zipline

CHARLESTON, W.Va  – Join the West Virginia Tourism Office and West Virginia State Parks on Thursday, May 9 for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of the Pipestem Peaks zipline tour at Pipestem Resort State Park.All media are invited to attend and participate in an exclusive first-ever trip down the zipline. WHO: Secretary of […]

Improved editorial practices may reduce positive spin, increase objectivity in peer-reviewed medical journals
By May 8, 2019 Read More →

Improved editorial practices may reduce positive spin, increase objectivity in peer-reviewed medical journals

From WVU Today: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU Today is sharing an “Expert Pitch” today on editorial practices in medical journals and the impact on articles. This information is to assist journalists interested in generating articles. What’s the News? West Virginia University researcher Dr. Safi U. Khan, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine, who is part of a […]

Media Alert: Graphic available on WV General Revenue report for April
By May 3, 2019 Read More →

Media Alert: Graphic available on WV General Revenue report for April

‘Financial Snapshot’ graphic new service to West Virginia newspapers CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association will be providing state newspapers with  “Financial Snapshot” graphics for West Virginia as a public service to residents. The graphics, generated in conjunction with the West Virginia Senate Financial Committee, will offer insight on state finances  and related  information. […]

Save the date: WV Press Convention set for Aug. 2-3 at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown
By May 3, 2019 Read More →

Save the date: WV Press Convention set for Aug. 2-3 at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown

Supreme Court, Brooke Brown and state officials highlight guest list MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With a celebration observing the West Virginia Press Association’s 150th anniversary, the 2019 WVPA Convention offers media and guests some unique opportunities. Highlighting the convention — set for Aug. 2-3 at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown — will be Saturday morning’s panel featuring […]

By April 30, 2019 Read More →

Former Times West Virginian editor John Veasey remembered as a legend
By April 11, 2019 Read More →

Former Times West Virginian editor John Veasey remembered as a legend

By ERIC CRAVEY Editor Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Former Times West Virginian editor John Veasey died Tuesday due to a stroke he had Monday. He was 82. After graduating from West Virginia University, Veasey was hired as a sports reporter on Oct. 3, 1958, for the Fairmont Times, the old morning paper in Fairmont. […]

By April 9, 2019 Read More →

Virginia Nicholson, publisher of the The Herald Record, dead at 90

WEST UNION, W.Va. — Virginia Lee Nicholson, 90, owner and publisher of the The Herald Record in Doddridge County, died March 28. Nicholson’s family met with friends on  March 31 at Spurgeon Funeral Home in West Union before a private burial. “Virginia was active at The Record Herald and took great pride in the newspaper, and […]