Newspaper Industry News

Jarrid McCormick joins WDN as sports reporter
By April 23, 2018 Read More →

Jarrid McCormick joins WDN as sports reporter

Staff report Williamson Daily News WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Jarrid McCormick, a lifelong Williamson resident and a 2010 graduate of Williamson High School, has joined HD Media as a sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News. While at WHS, Jarrid played four years of basketball and baseball, three years of golf and one year of football. […]

By April 13, 2018 Read More →

Readers have 30 days of free access to The Dominion Post’s new website and mobile app

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Dominion Post is excited to let readers know about a new website and mobile app for dominionpost.com. “We have been working on this new look for several months now and are excited …,” said Managing Editor Pam Queen. “We’ve wanted to clean up the look of the site for some time […]

Media Alert: Newspaper conference call on tourism set for Wednesday at 1 p.m.
By April 10, 2018 Read More →

Media Alert: Newspaper conference call on tourism set for Wednesday at 1 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association has arranged a newspaper industry conference call with W.Va. Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, to discussion and answer questions on tourism plans. The WVPA will host the call. Information on participation has been emailed to each editor. If you have questions or did […]

WVPA stalwart Ed ‘Chad’ Chadwick dead at 83
By April 9, 2018 Read More →

WVPA stalwart Ed ‘Chad’ Chadwick dead at 83

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Edward Francis ‘Chad’ Chadwick, who was a leader in the West Virginia newspaper industry and the West Virginia Press Association for decades, passed away on April 6 at home surrounded by his family. Chadwick, 83, was an active member of the WV Press Association, serving numerous roles including President in 1982. In 1999, […]

By April 2, 2018 Read More →

HD Media closes purchase of Charleston Gazette-Mail

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — HD Media and Charleston Newspapers closed the sale of the Charleston Gazette-Mail Friday afternoon, a few hours after a federal bankruptcy judge ruled the former owners of the Charleston Daily Mail wouldn’t receive a cut of the proceeds from the $11.487 million sale. It took about two […]

By March 28, 2018 Read More →

Majority of Gazette-Mail employees to keep jobs in HD Media purchase

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The majority of Charleston Gazette-Mail employees will keep their jobs amid HD Media’s purchase of the newspaper, employees learned Monday. A total of 168 people received employment offers from HD Media Monday, according to Jim Heady, who will become the publisher of West Virginia’s largest newspaper April 1. […]

New Diesel Trio appearing at the 2018 Jackson’s Mill, W.Va., Jubilee
By March 27, 2018 Read More →

New Diesel Trio appearing at the 2018 Jackson’s Mill, W.Va., Jubilee

Release from Jackson’s Mill Jubilee: WESTON, W.Va. — The New Diesel Trio, a popular folk/blues group headquartered in Fairmont, is the first of a long lineup of entertainers to confirm they will be appearing at the 2018 Jackson’s Mill Jubilee.   The group made their first appearace at the 2017 Jubilee and liked it so much they are […]

By March 27, 2018 Read More →

Printers, publishers unite to launch national coalition to stop newsprint tariffs

ARLINGTON, Va. – Members of the printing, publishing and paper-producing industries, which employ more than 600,000 workers, are announcing the formation of Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP), a coalition to fight proposed countervailing duties (CVD) and anti-dumping duties (AD) on imports of Canadian uncoated groundwood papers including newsprint and other papers. These preliminary duties, which […]

Jim Heady named Charleston Gazette-Mail publisher
By March 23, 2018 Read More →

Jim Heady named Charleston Gazette-Mail publisher

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In 1971, Jim Heady, a psychology student at Murray State University, enrolled in his first journalism class at the suggestion of a persistent professor. The move was life-changing, and Thursday, after four decades of work in the newspaper industry, Heady was named publisher of West Virginia’s largest newspaper. […]

WVPA accepting nominations for the 2018 Adam R. Kelly Award
By March 23, 2018 Read More →

WVPA accepting nominations for the 2018 Adam R. Kelly Award

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is accepting nominations for its Adam R. Kelly Award through May 1, 2018. The award is the highest individual honor bestowed by the West Virginia Press Association. The Adam R. Kelly Award recognizes an individual’s service to the newspapers in the state, the West Virginia Press Association and to the individual’s […]