Newspaper Industry News

By July 20, 2016 Read More →

The real promise of newspapers: Leadership

Struggling urban dailies could learn a thing or two from small papers Media Life  For all the troubles they face, and they are legion, newspapers still enjoy what matters the most for any medium: the finest of audiences. People who read newspapers are the best-educated and most affluent of any community. They have the deepest […]

Bluefield Daily Telegraph to decommission its press
By July 14, 2016 Read More →

Bluefield Daily Telegraph to decommission its press

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The Bluefield Daily Telegraph announced Wednesday the retirement of its 39-year-old press in early August. “From the first paper to roll off in 1979, this Goss Cosmo has served the needs of our readers and advertisers well but now, nearly 10 years beyond its projected useful life, it is time to shut […]

Mickey Furfari, dean of WV sports writers, dies at 92
By July 12, 2016 Read More →

Mickey Furfari, dean of WV sports writers, dies at 92

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The “dean” of West Virginia sports writers has passed away. Domenick “Mickey” Furfari died early Monday morning at the age of 92 after having covered his alma mater, West Virginia University, for 70 seasons. “He was a gentleman, a WVU sports scholar and was an astute reporter,” said Register-Herald Publisher Frank Wood. […]

Fairmont paper receives plaque to mark 150th year
By June 28, 2016 Read More →

Fairmont paper receives plaque to mark 150th year

To see more from The Times West Virginian, click here. 

Fairmont paper marks 1866 start of ‘The Vedette’
By June 27, 2016 Read More →

Fairmont paper marks 1866 start of ‘The Vedette’

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — For 150 years, the Times West Virginian and its predecessors have been serving Fairmont and Marion County. Today we celebrate the anniversary of the launch of The Vedette, the weekly newspaper that started in 1866. That newspaper would two years later be renamed The West Virginian and in 1976 permanently joined with […]

Car crashes into Charleston Newspaper entrance
By June 24, 2016 Read More →

Car crashes into Charleston Newspaper entrance

To read more from the Charleston Gazette-Mail, click here. 

By June 20, 2016 Read More →

Ogden Newspapers to buy Lawrence, Kan. paper

The Simons family announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell theLawrence (Kan.) Journal-World to Ogden Newspapers. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is representing the Simons family in the sale. The 124-year-old Lawrence Journal-World […]

By June 10, 2016 Read More →

The New York Times Is Preparing to Step Up Its War on Ad Blockers

Like most online publishers, the New York Times is fighting an ongoing guerrilla war against ad blocking, a phenomenon that a recent study said could lead to more than $35 billion in losses for media companies by 2020. NYT chief executive Mark Thompson now says he is even considering what amounts to a nuclear option: […]

WVU student newspaper to stop printing daily
By May 31, 2016 Read More →

WVU student newspaper to stop printing daily

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Adell Crowe is on a mission. She spent most of Wednesday driving from West Virginia University to Wheeling to shake hands and network with newspaper editors there. This was just the first of many trips she hopes to take this summer to introduce herself and tell folks in the journalism world to […]

Dominion Post editor announces retirement
By May 26, 2016 Read More →

Dominion Post editor announces retirement

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Dominion Post Editor Geri Ferrara has announced her retirement. David A. Raese, publisher and co-owner of the multimedia company, assumes the role of editor and publisher, effective immediately. “I think it is time for me to spend more time with my family,” Ferrara said. “My three grandsons and daughters live in northern California and my son in New York. I would like to spend more time […]