Newspaper Industry News

New Diesel Trio appearing at the 2018 Jackson’s Mill, W.Va., Jubilee
By March 27, 2018 Read More →

New Diesel Trio appearing at the 2018 Jackson’s Mill, W.Va., Jubilee

Release from Jackson’s Mill Jubilee: WESTON, W.Va. — The New Diesel Trio, a popular folk/blues group headquartered in Fairmont, is the first of a long lineup of entertainers to confirm they will be appearing at the 2018 Jackson’s Mill Jubilee.   The group made their first appearace at the 2017 Jubilee and liked it so much they are […]

By March 27, 2018 Read More →

Printers, publishers unite to launch national coalition to stop newsprint tariffs

ARLINGTON, Va. – Members of the printing, publishing and paper-producing industries, which employ more than 600,000 workers, are announcing the formation of Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP), a coalition to fight proposed countervailing duties (CVD) and anti-dumping duties (AD) on imports of Canadian uncoated groundwood papers including newsprint and other papers. These preliminary duties, which […]

Jim Heady named Charleston Gazette-Mail publisher
By March 23, 2018 Read More →

Jim Heady named Charleston Gazette-Mail publisher

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In 1971, Jim Heady, a psychology student at Murray State University, enrolled in his first journalism class at the suggestion of a persistent professor. The move was life-changing, and Thursday, after four decades of work in the newspaper industry, Heady was named publisher of West Virginia’s largest newspaper. […]

WVPA accepting nominations for the 2018 Adam R. Kelly Award
By March 23, 2018 Read More →

WVPA accepting nominations for the 2018 Adam R. Kelly Award

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is accepting nominations for its Adam R. Kelly Award through May 1, 2018. The award is the highest individual honor bestowed by the West Virginia Press Association. The Adam R. Kelly Award recognizes an individual’s service to the newspapers in the state, the West Virginia Press Association and to the individual’s […]

WVPA Foundation accepting scholarship and summer Internship applications for 2018-19
By March 23, 2018 Read More →

WVPA Foundation accepting scholarship and summer Internship applications for 2018-19

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association Foundation is accepting student applications for 2018 Summer Internships and 2018-19 Scholarships. If internships are awarded, the WVPAF provides both paid and unpaid internships at newspapers across West Virginia. If scholarships are awarded, the WVPAF provides college scholarships up to $500. The programs are open to journalism majors and students […]

By March 19, 2018 Read More →

Dominion Post announces 2017 Advertising Executive of the Year

The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — The Dominion Post is proud to announce John Daniloski as 2017 Advertising Account Executive of the Year. Daniloski, a native of Gettysburg, Pa., has been employed with The Dominion Post since 2011 when he was hired as a customer service representative. He was soon promoted to account executive and […]

By March 14, 2018 Read More →

Media Alert: POSTPONED – WVU’s Academic Media Day on WV Forward Initiative

Event will  be rescheduled MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU has announced that its Academic Media Day has been postponed and will be rescheduled. When rescheduled, the program will introduce state media representatives to some of that work, as well as some of the individuals, leading the West Virginia Forward initiative. “One of the most popular features of our Academic Media […]

By March 14, 2018 Read More →

Parkersburg News and Sentinel Job Fair set for Friday

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Prospective employers and job seekers will meet at The Parkersburg News and Sentinel’s Job Fair on Friday at Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna. There are 25 companies and organizations signed up to participate in the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at […]

By March 11, 2018 Read More →

WV Press newspaper contest coordinator available to help with entry deadline issues

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Press Association Newspaper Contest Coordinator Dalton Walker encourages newspaper staff members  who had issues or problems or did not finish contest entries by the March 9 deadline contact him on Monday or Tuesday. Newspapers can send entry payment to the WVPA this week, Walker said, adding that  site remains open to […]

HD Media wins bid for Charleston Newspapers after rival withdraws
By March 9, 2018 Read More →

HD Media wins bid for Charleston Newspapers after rival withdraws

The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — HD Media, the parent company of The Herald-Dispatch, is the successful bidder for the purchase of bankrupt Charleston Newspapers after the withdrawal of a bid previously made by Ogden Newspapers. HD Media managing member Doug Reynolds said he had bid $11,487,243 for the organization, compared with Ogden’s original bid of $10.911 […]