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HD Media is successful bidder for Gazette-Mail
By March 9, 2018 Read More →

HD Media is successful bidder for Gazette-Mail

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — HD Media is the successful bidder to purchase the Charleston Gazette-Mail. The Huntington-based company secured its status as the likely purchaser of West Virginia’s largest newspaper after the owners of Ogden Newspapers decided they weren’t going to further pursue the purchase. HD Media’s bid for the paper was […]

By March 7, 2018 Read More →

Gazette-Mail will go to auction on Thursday

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A second bidder has emerged for the Charleston Gazette-Mail, setting the stage for an auction of the property on Thursday. According to a document filed in federal bankruptcy court Monday, HD Media, based in Huntington, has placed a bid to purchase the newspaper. The document doesn’t indicate how […]

By March 7, 2018 Read More →

HD Media qualifies to bid on Charleston Newspapers

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The owner of The Herald-Dispatch and several other southern West Virginia newspapers has been named as an interested party in the purchase of bankrupt Charleston Newspapers, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Charleston Newspapers President Trip Shumate announced in January the company was entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy and that […]

By March 6, 2018 Read More →

Note to readers about Gazette-Mail web access

Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Gazette-Mail’s online pay wall that caps story access for nonsubscribers has been reactivated. Following the elimination of the Monday printed paper, the pay wall feature had been postponed while new readers became used to our digital offerings, including our replica edition. Subscribers to our print edition or digital subscribers […]

By March 6, 2018 Read More →

Byrd Newspapers to be sold to Ogden Newspapers

The Journal WINCHESTER, VA. – An agreement has been reached for The Ogden Newspapers, Inc., a family-owned newspaper group with 43 daily newspapers published in 16 states, to become the new owner of the Byrd Newspapers, Ogden Chief Executive Officer Robert M. Nutting announced today. The sale includes the Byrd family’s two daily newspapers; The […]

More bids for Gazette-Mail expected, attorney says
By March 2, 2018 Read More →

More bids for Gazette-Mail expected, attorney says

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The current bidder for the purchase of the Charleston Gazette-Mail may have some competition as the Tuesday deadline for submitting bids draws closer, an attorney representing the newspaper’s owners said Thursday. At a creditor’s meeting in Charleston, attorney Brian Audette said the sale of the Gazette-Mail has generated […]

By February 27, 2018 Read More →

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The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington seeking reporter for evening hours

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, W.Va., a daily newspaper located in a city of about 50,000, is seeking a motivated reporter to cover breaking news, crime and community events during evening hours Tuesday through Saturday. The position requires good reporting and writing skills and flexibility to deal with deadline pressures. Opportunities for some […]

Reminder: West Virginia Press Association Newspaper Contests Deadline – Advertising and Editorial – is March 9
By February 26, 2018 Read More →

Reminder: West Virginia Press Association Newspaper Contests Deadline – Advertising and Editorial – is March 9

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Press Association Newspaper Contest Coordinator Dalton Walker is reminding all publishers, editors, advertising directors, and newspaper staff members that the deadline for entries is Friday, March 9, 2018 2018 Advertising Contest Info Packet- 2018 Editorial Contest info Packet-  “It’s time for your newspaper’s hard work and creativity to be recognized. The WVPA’s […]

By February 23, 2018 Read More →

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