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Longtime newspaper staffer makes tough decision
By December 14, 2015 Read More →

Longtime newspaper staffer makes tough decision

A column by Bill Archer, senior editor of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — I was sweating bullets on Saturday morning, Oct. 10. In the heat of the moment, when Brian Woodson asked if I could cover the Grayson vs. Graham football game at Mitchell Stadium that Friday, Oct. 9, I thought I could […]

By December 8, 2015 Read More →

NY Times runs first page-one editorial since 1920

The New York Times ran an editorial on its front page on Saturday, the first time the paper has done so since 1920, calling for greater regulation on guns in the aftermath of a spate of mass shootings. The editorial, headlined “The Gun Epidemic,” describes it as “a moral outrage and a national disgrace that […]

WVU journalism professors’ books generating buzz
By November 16, 2015 Read More →

WVU journalism professors’ books generating buzz

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two West Virginia University journalism professors are getting attention over recently released books, one on the nation’s opioid crisis and one on sex work. John Temple’s book, “American Pain,” received a rating of 3 1/2 stars out of 4 from USA Today, was named one of the Best Books of 2015 by […]

Ogden Newspapers names regional ad director
By November 9, 2015 Read More →

Ogden Newspapers names regional ad director

WHEELING, W.Va. — Lori Figurski, the former publisher of The Times Leader, has assumed a new role with the Ogden Newspapers as regional advertising director. The announcement was made by Robert Nutting, the company’s president and CEO. Figurski began her career as an advertising sales representative and later the advertising director of The Times Leader […]

Three WV papers publish book on state tragedies
By November 9, 2015 Read More →

Three WV papers publish book on state tragedies

BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginians are, by nature it seems, a resilient people. Tragedy has struck this state many times over its 152 years of statehood. But in each and every instance, no matter the damage or the loss of life, the state’s people have picked themselves up again and moved forward, remembering the past […]

New editor named for The Register-Herald
By November 9, 2015 Read More →

New editor named for The Register-Herald

BECKLEY, W.Va. — J. Damon Cain, an accomplished news executive at the Denver Post for 13 years, has been appointed editor of The Register-Herald of Beckley and its sister publications, effective Nov. 16. Publisher Frank Wood said Cain was selected in a national search for an editor with proven print and online journalism skills to […]

By October 19, 2015 Read More →

Clarksburg paper promotes veteran staff member

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Veteran newspaper journalist Tim Langer has been promoted to news editor of The Exponent Telegram. Langer, who has been with the newspaper for 27 years, most recently served as assistant news editor.  “Tim has been a loyal, dedicated employee with strong journalistic skills and integrity,” Executive Editor John G. Miller said. “We’re […]

Movie with Oscar buzz features ink-stained heroes
By October 13, 2015 Read More →

Movie with Oscar buzz features ink-stained heroes

LOS ANGELES — They have been whipsawed by the web and left jobless by the thousands in round after round of layoffs and early retirements. Their public standing just barely rises above that of lobbyists and telemarketers. But against all odds, the hottest heroes in Hollywood — at least in this early stage of the […]

Pulitzer Prize-winning alum to speak at Wesleyan
By October 12, 2015 Read More →

Pulitzer Prize-winning alum to speak at Wesleyan

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – “Master of Disaster” may sound like the nickname of a professional wrestler or a mixed martial arts fighter, but veteran journalist and Pulitzer prize winner Mark Washburn has taken a different route to earn the moniker. Washburn will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Culpepper Auditorium at West Virginia Wesleyan […]

Marshall partners with USA TODAY for media app
By October 6, 2015 Read More →

Marshall partners with USA TODAY for media app

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University, partnered with USA TODAY, recently unveiled a new media app geared toward students and the university. USA TODAY partnered with various staff members, including the Student Government Association, Housing and Residence Life, University Communications and various campus medias, to develop a more accessible form of news for students. The app, […]