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West Virginia’s Gazette-Mail declaring bankruptcy; Wheeling Newspapers is planned buyer
By January 30, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia’s Gazette-Mail declaring bankruptcy; Wheeling Newspapers is planned buyer

Staff report Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The owners of the Charleston Gazette-Mail agreed Monday to take the company into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Wheeling Newspapers is currently the high bidder to assume ownership of the company. The company, operated by the Nutting family, owns more than 40 daily newspapers across the nation, including the Wheeling, […]

By January 30, 2018 Read More →

Charleston Gazette-Mail to file for bankruptcy

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — The Charleston Gazette-Mail on Monday announced it would be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and that The Ogden Newspapers Inc. has emerged as the high bidder for the company. The Gazette-Mail plans to file for bankruptcy today, officials with the newspaper said. “We’re extremely proud to be […]

WVU Reed College of Media alumna nominated for an Academy Award
By January 26, 2018 Read More →

WVU Reed College of Media alumna nominated for an Academy Award

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An Oscar nomination won’t entice Elaine McMillion Sheldon and her husband, Kerrin, away from their passion: telling the stories of their home state of West Virginia in hopes of bringing attention, and solutions, to its problems – especially opioid addiction. The couple has been nominated for an Academy Award in […]

Julie Kemp, longtime Daily Mail editor and Charleston Ballet leader, dies at 87
By January 19, 2018 Read More →

Julie Kemp, longtime Daily Mail editor and Charleston Ballet leader, dies at 87

Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Julianne Kemp, who worked as a reporter and editor at the Charleston Daily Mail for more than half a century and was also a leading figure at the Charleston Ballet, died this week at the age of 87. Known as Julie, she was born on Feb. 5, 1930, in Huntington, […]

WVU Reed College of Media receives $250,000 AEP Foundation grant to expand community branding initiative
By January 18, 2018 Read More →

WVU Reed College of Media receives $250,000 AEP Foundation grant to expand community branding initiative

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University Reed College of Media students will work with local communities to tell and “sell” their stories thanks to a grant from the American Electric Power Foundation. The $250,000 grant supports WVU’s Community Branding Initiative, BrandJRNY. Students enrolled in specialized upper-level strategic communications courses will develop integrated communications campaigns […]

By January 12, 2018 Read More →

WVU Reed College of Media among the best in MediaShift rankings

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia University Reed College of Media has topped two different “best of” lists for innovation. MediaShift, the premier destination for insight and analysis at the intersection of media and technology, recently announced its top picks for media innovation in several areas. Dean Maryanne Reed was recognized in “EducationShift20: […]

By January 12, 2018 Read More →

Report for America Initiative aims to strengthen local journalism

By PENELOPE De La CRUZ The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A new national initiative aims to strengthen local journalism. On Jan. 9, the Reed College of Media hosted a panel at the Media Innovation Center to explain the mission of the new national initiative Report for America, which is part of the GroundTruth project. According […]

By January 8, 2018 Read More →

Mountain Media continues expansion in West Virginia

Mountain Messenger LEWISBURG, W.Va. — 21Mountain Media LLC, a Lewisburg-based community newspaper company, has purchased the assets of Calhoun Publishing Inc., which includes the Calhoun Chronicle and Grantsville News community weekly newspaper. Mountain Media LLC, based in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, publishes community weekly newspapers, their affiliated publications and multimedia products in the two […]

W.Va. journalist Paul Nyden remembered as crusading reporter, loyal friend and mentor, great storyteller
By January 7, 2018 Read More →

W.Va. journalist Paul Nyden remembered as crusading reporter, loyal friend and mentor, great storyteller

By Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Paul J. Nyden, a longtime Charleston Gazette investigative reporter who detailed coal industry abuses and government corruption, died Saturday after a short illness. He was 72. Nyden defended the public’s interests by consistently taking on powerful state businesses and challenging political leaders across West Virginia. […]

By January 4, 2018 Read More →

W.Va. newspapers’ coverage to be featured in new WVPA Insight video program

From the West Virginia Press Association: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the West Virginia Legislature prepares for its 2018 regular session, the state’s newspaper industry is preparing its extensive coverage plans, including a new 30-minute weekly video program.  “West Virginia Press Insight” will offer viewers a look at legislative and news coverage from community newspapers across West Virginia. The […]