Newspaper Industry News

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 […]

By August 23, 2016 Read More →

Lee Enterprises to Sell Provo Daily Herald to Ogden Newspapers

A press release from Dirks, Van Essen & Murray Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, a major provider of local news, information and advertising in 49 markets, has entered into an agreement to sell its newspaper and digital media operations in Provo, Utah to Ogden Newspapers of Utah, LLC, including theDaily Herald and heraldextra.com. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, […]

Ogden Newspapers race presents $20,000 to YMCA
By August 19, 2016 Read More →

Ogden Newspapers race presents $20,000 to YMCA

WHEELING, W.Va. — Between 2010 and 2015, the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic handed out more than $100,000 to six local charitable causes. That amount grew by its largest-ever one-year total on Thursday, with the race committee presenting J.B. Chambers YMCA Executive Director Adam Shinsky a check for $20,000. Shinsky said the donation is huge […]

By August 12, 2016 Read More →

Missouri journalist Jim Fall Jr. dead at 79

MARYVILLE, Mo. — James “Jim” Randolph Fall, Jr. — father, husband, grandfather, friend, newspaperman, sports fan, fisherman, golfer — the former mayor of Maryville who served as the executive editor of the Maryville Daily Forum and who was a lifelong advocate for community journalism, died Tuesday at Mosaic Hospital in St. Joseph. He was 79. […]

Beckley publisher’s retirement celebrated
By August 10, 2016 Read More →

Beckley publisher’s retirement celebrated

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The lobby of Beckley Newspapers was packed Tuesday as employees and the community celebrated retirement of Publisher Frank Wood after a 47-year career in the newspaper business. While he may have retired from business, he will always remain a great guy, his friends said. “I think the newspaper takes on the personality […]

Dominion Post hosts Pokemon Go party
By July 28, 2016 Read More →

Dominion Post hosts Pokemon Go party

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — “Pokemon Go” players had the chance to catch a few more Pokemon in Sabraton on July 27 thanks to The Dominion Post. The newspaper hosted a Post PokeParty for the community. The event featured giveaways, free treats and the opportunity to try and catch Pokemon for players of “Pokemon Go.” The Dominion […]