Newspaper Industry News

By August 12, 2014 Read More →

WVPA releases list of individual editorial award winners

WVPA released the complete list of individual editorial winners from Convention 2014′ Better Newspaper Competition CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Recognizing outstanding journalistic achievement, the West Virginia Press Association honored newspapers and journalists from around the state Saturday during its 2014 Convention.  The Inter-Mountain Newspaper of Elkins earned the “Newspaper of the Year” honor, recognizing top performance in both […]

Martinsburg paper helps journalism students
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Martinsburg paper helps journalism students

SPRING MILLS, W.Va. — School hasn’t even started yet, but Spring Mills High English teacher Brooke Jozik and her journalism students have voluntarily spent the past week working ahead and making plans – for everything from newspaper stories to yearbook layouts. They’ve been getting an early start – the approximately 15 students usually begin about […]

By August 5, 2014 Read More →

Herald-Dispatch owners buy Wayne papers

From The Wayne County News Facebook page WAYNE, W.Va. — The Wayne County News and Tri-State Weekly were purchased Friday by HD Media, owners of The Herald-Dispatch. The Wayne County News publishes each Wednesday and Saturday and provides comprehensive community news and advertising for the Wayne County area. The Tri-State Weekly is mailed to approximately […]

By July 31, 2014 Read More →

Periodicals Postal Status: Why do I want it? How do I get it?

Editor’s Note: We share this article by Matthew Morrone of Media Logistics Consulting. It’s an informative look the the periodical postal permit process. To receive a copy of Morrone’s free monthly newsletter,  Media Logistics News, contact him at  or call 201 880 0903. You may also apply online at http// By Matthew Morrone If you plan to start a magazine or newspaper or […]

Point Pleasant Register ‘business of month’
By July 31, 2014 Read More →

Point Pleasant Register ‘business of month’

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant Register has been named July’s business of the month by the Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce. Pictured are Chamber Board President Richard Walker, Chamber Executive Director Hilda Austin, Civitas Media Content Manager Michael Johnson, Register Reporter Beth Sergent, Civitas Media Manufacturing Director Greg Weatherbee, Register Customer Service […]

By July 30, 2014 Read More →

Daily Mail taps reader views on comics, puzzles

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Do you happily tape “Family Circus” to your fridge? Do you love or hate “Pearls Before Swine”? Don’t feel complete without the Jumble? About once a year we take a look at our newspaper syndicated features lineup. Usually that’s prompted by proposed rate increases by the syndicates, so we’re assessing what still […]

By July 28, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Alert: Power outage at the WVPA office

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The electricity is off – and, with it, the telephones, internet, fax and coffee pot – at the WVPA office. It will be off until at least noon, Monday, July 28, according to the power company. The staff is working offsite as best it can. If you need to contact the WVPA, call Don […]

By July 28, 2014 Read More →

Williamson Daily News website now faster, easier

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — If you haven’t visited the Williamson Daily News’ website lately, you should take a look. Just a few days ago, the Williamson Daily News unveiled a significant upgrade to our website, making {website url} easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. As with the recent redesign of our […]

Cipoletti and Point Forward can maximize the benefits from your newspaper’s sponsorships
By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Cipoletti and Point Forward can maximize the benefits from your newspaper’s sponsorships

WVPA NOTE: This information is provided as part of the WVPA’s effort to provide member newspapers with vetted resources to help with the unique challenges facing our industry. If you have questions, contact Don Smith, executive director, at  What is your newspaper’s strategy for sponsorships? WVPA member newspapers — through numerous event sponsorships, along with news […]

By July 14, 2014 Read More →

Williamson, Logan papers offer free apps

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. – Whether you are at home, at work or away on vacation, your local news and sports are now just a click away and at your disposal 24/7, at no cost. Smart-phone apps for both the Williamson Daily News and the Logan Banner are now available free of charge. These apps keep you […]