Newspaper Industry News

By June 29, 2018 Read More →

CHNI considering selling all of its newspaper properties

From CNHI News Service:   MONTGOMERY, Ala. – CNHI, LLC, one of the country’s leading providers of local news and information, said Monday it is exploring the sale of its newspaper properties in 22 states. Register-Herald in Beckley, Times West Virginia in Fairmont, Bluefield Daily Telegraph are among the CNHI newspapers located in West Virginia. […]

Independent Herald reporter John Aubrey Conley dies at age 60
By June 19, 2018 Read More →

Independent Herald reporter John Aubrey Conley dies at age 60

By CASSANDRA PARSONS HD Media PINEVILLE, W.Va. — Wyoming County has lost not only a dedicated journalist of nearly 40 years, but also a respected community member and friend to many. John Aubrey Conley died on Saturday, June 16, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. He was 60. Conley was born in 1958 […]

Russian journalist visits Gazette-Mail in international exchange
By June 13, 2018 Read More →

Russian journalist visits Gazette-Mail in international exchange

By KRISTINA SAFONOVA Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Saturday afternoon, a completely disorientated and strange English-speaking girl appeared in Charleston, West Virginia. So it’s time to say it was me, a Russian reporter, Kristina Safonova. I know it’s not the first time that journalists from Russia have come to Charleston, but just two weeks […]

An original comic in Charles Town
By June 7, 2018 Read More →

An original comic in Charles Town

Spirit of Jefferson CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Rob Snyder is the Spirit of Jefferson’s publisher, and also a photographer, writer, copy editor, editorial cartoonist, headline writer and ad salesman. He’s also the weekly paper’s sole comic strip artist. Snyder’s original comic strip, Pet Peevy, has been running each week in the Spirit since mid-November. He […]

By June 5, 2018 Read More →

Gazette-Mail editor’s columns win award for online commentary

Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Columns by the Gazette-Mail’s editor emeritus have been judged the best serious online commentary of 2017. James A. Haught has been awarded a first-place Green Eyeshade Award by the Society of Professional Journalists for essays he wrote for the website of the United Coalition of Reason while he was the […]

Media Alert: Conference Call at 1:15 p.m. today on Rosie the Riveter/Mother’s Day
By May 10, 2018 Read More →

Media Alert: Conference Call at 1:15 p.m. today on Rosie the Riveter/Mother’s Day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — ‘Thanks! Plain and Simple, Inc.’ is hosting a conference call today to all Rosie the Riveters to explain the importance of Mother’s Day to their members and movement.    WHO: Two Rosie the Riveters and one Rosie’s Daughter  WHAT:   Two Rosies and one Rosie’s daughter hold a teleconference to discuss the importance […]

By May 8, 2018 Read More →

Wood County to interview five candidates for school superintendent​

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Wood County Board of Education’s county superintendent search, coordinated by the West Virginia School Board Association (WVSBA), is entering its “final stage,” said Howard O’Cull, director of the West Virginia School Board Association (WVSBA), who is coordinating the search. “The momentum is present. Next week is pivotal.” said O’Cull, outlining the schedule of activities: […]

By May 3, 2018 Read More →

MEDIA ADVISORY: Farmers Bank grand opening and ribbon cutting signals expansion into Teays Valley

Community invited to free celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 11 HURRICANE, W.Va. – Farmers Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of Farmers Bank and Savings Company, headquartered in Pomeroy, Ohio, invites the community to its Friday, May 11 grand opening and ribbon cutting at its new state-of-the-art banking center in Hurricane. When: 10 […]

The Welch News scheduled to cease publication May 7
By May 2, 2018 Read More →

The Welch News scheduled to cease publication May 7

By CHARLES BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH, W.Va  — McDowell County’s only newspaper plans to publish it’s final issue on May 7, the end of a 90-year tradition. The Welch News, distributed three days of week, has been a mainstay of the county, but publisher Melissa Nester announced Wednesday that “barring unforeseen matters,” the newspaper […]

The Journal welcomes Publisher Will Alsworth
By May 2, 2018 Read More →

The Journal welcomes Publisher Will Alsworth

By KELSIE LEROSE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — After serving in his most recent role as the circulation director for The Journal and the Northern Virginia Daily, Will Alsworth began his new role as publisher for The Journal on Monday. Alsworth has worked his way from an independent contractor to district sales manager, circulation director […]