By Lexi Browning, West Virginia Press Association UNION, W.Va. — For nearly 150 years, The Monroe Watchman has served as the authoritative news source for Monroe County, West Virginia. The weekly newspaper, located on Main Street in Union, West Virginia, published its first edition in 1872. Editor Craig Mohler is now[Read More…]
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By Lexi Browning West Virginia Press Association WELCH, W.Va. — At a time when many communities across the country have lost their local newspaper, The Welch News, an independent and locally owned newspaper, found a way forward to serve its community despite the economic struggles in McDowell County, West Virginia. In[Read More…]
Morgan Messenger’s Sandy Buzzerd talks about community journalism and being a woman in the West Virginia newspaper industry’s management
Buzzerd awarded West Virginia Press Association’s 2019 Adam R. Kelly Award WV Press Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With 37 years in community journalism, Sandy Buzzerd can talk the talk and has already walked the walk. When presented with the West Virginia newspaper industry’s top award — the Adam R. Kelly Award — Buzzerd[Read More…]
Moorefield Examiner: Serving its community today, preparing for the future, continuing a family legacy
Hardy County, W.Va., newspaper leadership understands responsibility of reporting local news By Lexi Browning, WV Press Association Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on newspapers in West Virginia. MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — Few newspaper publishers in West Virginia can say they’re part of a 118-year family legacy.[Read More…]
West Virginia Press Association Foundation accepting scholarship applications for $1,000 awards in 2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia college students are learning the West Virginia Press Association Foundation’s mission of improving the quality and future of West Virginia newspapers and the communities they serve in West Virginia is more than just rhetoric. The WVPA Foundation is now accepting applications for 2021 college scholarships. The[Read More…]
Award-winning journalist was president of West Virginia Press Association Foundation By HEATHER ZIEGLER, The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, and reports from the West Virginia Press Association WHEELING, W.Va. — J. Michael Myer, longtime executive editor of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, died Wednesday at Wheeling Hospital. He was 69. Myer[Read More…]
It’s online: Enjoy convention at your convenience — — — Welcome to the West Virginia Press Association’s 2020 Convention. The largest annual gathering of newspaper professionals in the state is online this year. Acting on the Coronavirus information and advice featured in our newspapers in 2020, the West Virginia Press Association has[Read More…]
If the election merry-go-round makes your head spin, you can rely on your newspaper to help you keep things straight. For decades, newspapers have gathered and analyzed information for voters at the local, state and federal levels. As elections and news consumption habits have changed, newspapers’ strategies for engaging voters[Read More…]
RALEIGH, N.C. — Whether on a printed page, monitor or mobile device, the headline is the most important part of an ad. It tells the reader what the ad is about. With the blink of an eye, he or she decides whether it’s worth the effort to keep reading. Numbers can[Read More…]
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