Newspaper Industry News

By September 28, 2016 Read More →

The Inter-Mountain of Elkins launches new website

ELKINS, W.Va. — Faster. A cleaner design that’s easier to navigate. Mobile-friendly. That’s the premise behind The Inter-Mountain’s redesigned website, which launched Tuesday. The site can be accessed online at www.theintermountain.com. One of the new website’s key features is what’s known as “responsive design,” meaning it provides the same look, feel and functionality to users […]

Huntington’s Tom Miller recalled as top journalist
By September 27, 2016 Read More →

Huntington’s Tom Miller recalled as top journalist

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Tom Miller is being remembered today as an outstanding reporter, colleague and humanitarian. Miller, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Wyngate in Barboursville. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church. He began working part time at The Herald Advertiser, the evening newspaper in […]

Parkersburg paper boxes now Little Free Libraries
By September 21, 2016 Read More →

Parkersburg paper boxes now Little Free Libraries

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – The United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley had an idea and The News & Sentinel helped bring it to life. A few months ago, The News & Sentinel donated four newspaper boxes that were no longer in circulation with the understanding that United Way would use them in a new way. […]

By September 20, 2016 Read More →

Parkersburg paper launches redesigned website

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Faster. A cleaner design that’s easier to navigate. Mobile-friendly. That’s the premise behind The Parkersburg News and Sentinel’s redesigned website, which launched Monday. The site can be found online at NewsandSentinel.com. “For more than 140 years, our newspaper has been the leading source of information for the Mid-Ohio Valley, providing the day’s […]

Point Pleasant Register names managing editor
By September 19, 2016 Read More →

Point Pleasant Register names managing editor

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A familiar face has a new title at the Point Pleasant Register. Beth Sergent, of Point Pleasant, has officially been named managing editor of the Register, where she will continue to oversee the day-to-day editorial content selection and reporting duties. Sergent began her career with Ohio Valley Publishing in 2004 when she […]

By September 19, 2016 Read More →

Here’s Why Newspaper Endorsements May Matter This Year

Do newspaper endorsements matter? Not everyone thinks so. In a 2008 study by the Pew Research Center, 69 percent of respondents said a newspaper endorsement had “no effect” on their vote. But a research paper published in the National Bureau of Economic Research that year found an exception: When they were unexpected. For example, if […]

Charleston journalists recognized for flood work
By September 16, 2016 Read More →

Charleston journalists recognized for flood work

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two Charleston Gazette-Mail employees were recognized for their work at the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association news industry summit this week in Sarasota, Florida. Gazette-Mail photographer Christian Tyler Randolph was awarded third place in the readers’ choice feature photography competition for his photo of Rob Morissin, looking at the aftermath of a rockslide in […]

By September 13, 2016 Read More →

Why Print News Still Rules

Each time my newspaper delivery runs late, as it did last Saturday morning, and I’m forced to the Web for my early dose of news, I’m reminded how reading the news online pales compared to reading it in newsprint. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not some aging dead-ender who wishes it was 1995 and not […]

By September 12, 2016 Read More →

The Inter-Mountain of Elkins seeking circulation director

Dynamic, sales-oriented circulation director needed ELKINS, W.Va. — The Inter-Mountain, an award-winning daily newspaper in the heart of the state’s tourism district, seeks a circulation director to manage operations within the newspaper’s diverse and vast eight-county delivery territory in north central West Virginia. This is an executive position at the department-head level, and newspaper industry experience […]

Gazette-Mail names new sports editors
By August 25, 2016 Read More →

Gazette-Mail names new sports editors

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Gazette-Mail has announced the promotions of Derek Redd to sports editor and Nick Scala to assistant sports editor. The veterans of the former Daily Mail and Gazette sports departments bring a combined 54 years of experience to the positions. Redd has been an employee of Charleston Newspapers since 2012, when he joined […]