Dear fellow publishers and editors,
Hope that you all had a very nice, comforting and fun-filled holiday break. I had a chance to get together with most of my kids, and it was, indeed, enjoyable.
I realize that many of you do not attend our convention, but if there’s any meeting that you “SHOULD ATTEND,” it’s our WVPA annual “Legislative Breakfast,” which will be coming up at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Marriott in Charleston. At this breakfast, we have an opportunity to chat with our State Senators and State Delegates in order to keep them informed about YOUR NEWSPAPER and the newspaper industry in general in West Virginia. One of our main goals is protecting open access to government documents and meetings and other Freedom of Information standards.
Now, if you come to Charleston the day before (Wednesday, Feb. 5), stop by the WVPA office on Pennsylvania Avenue between 6 and 8 p.m. to meet and greet our new lobbyist and legal hotline attorney. For more information on any of the above, call either Don Smith, our Executive Director, or his able staff at 304-353-1160, or me at 304-462-7309.
Sincerely yours and for our industry’s advancement,