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Gazette editor wins national column-writing award

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A longtime Charleston Gazette writer and editor and a former Gazette writer are ranked as America’s best commentators in 2014. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists announced awards for general interest essays judged as superior among papers with more than 50,000 circulation. First prize went to David[Read More…]

Parkersburg paper offers ‘I Shop Locally’ initiative

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Seeking to further stimulate the local economy, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel has joined forces with more than 20 local businesses to once again offer the “I Shop Locally” program. Matt Tranquill, The News and Sentinel advertising director, described the program as a way to give back[Read More…]

Fairmont paper launches second ’24 Hours’ project

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The Times West Virginian’s “24 Hours” project is back. Following the January launch of the around-the-clock photograph project, staff members are preparing for another day of capturing the moments that take place in Marion County.  On Wednesday, reporters, sports writers, photographers and editors from the Times West Virginian[Read More…]

Longtime Bluefield reporter Barbara Hawkins dies

PRINCETON, W.Va. — Barbara Hawkins, a “legend among reporters” and a “tireless advocate” for victims of domestic violence, has died following a long illness. Hawkins passed away Sunday evening, the Daily Telegraph confirmed Monday. She was the former long-time State Editor of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, and the founder of[Read More…]

Fairmont paper names Veasey editor emeritus

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Times West Virginian Publisher Frank Wood announces that the honorary title of editor emeritus has been bestowed to John Veasey. Veasey, who has been with the newspaper and its predecessors for more than 50 years, will continue in his day-to-day role, including writing a daily column, sports[Read More…]

SPJ president seeks reinstatement of Fairmont professor

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A national organization that represents journalists has requested that a Fairmont State University journalism professor be reinstated. On Tuesday, Society of Professional Journalists President Dana Neuts sent a letter to FSU President Maria Rose asking that Michael Kelley be reinstated without penalty as a professor and adviser[Read More…]

High school students visit The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Fifteen high school students attending an annual journalism workshop at Marshall University this week spent most of their day Tuesday visiting The Herald-Dispatch, where they talked with editors and reporters about various aspects of the profession. The students participated in morning and afternoon news coverage planning sessions,[Read More…]

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