WVPA Updates and Alerts

News, alerts and updates from and about the West Virginia Press Association

Downtown Morgantown Welcomes Sew Special

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  – Morgantown will welcome a new sewing store to its Downtown shopping district. Sew Special will offer a wide range of sewing related supplies and services. The store will be located at 120 High Street and will celebrate its opening Nov. 20, 21 & 22 with refreshments, hourly drawings,[Read More…]

WVPA releases complete list of advertising award winners

Individual advertising awards included CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va.  – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2014 West Virginia Press Association Advertising Awards Contest. The General Excellence Award winners are The Dominion Post of Morgantown in Division I, The Exponent Telegram[Read More…]

WVPA releases list of individual editorial award winners

WVPA released the complete list of individual editorial winners from Convention 2014′ Better Newspaper Competition CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Recognizing outstanding journalistic achievement, the West Virginia Press Association honored newspapers and journalists from around the state Saturday during its 2014 Convention.  The Inter-Mountain Newspaper of Elkins earned the “Newspaper of the Year” honor,[Read More…]

WVPA Alert: Power outage at the WVPA office

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The electricity is off – and, with it, the telephones, internet, fax and coffee pot – at the WVPA office. It will be off until at least noon, Monday, July 28, according to the power company. The staff is working offsite as best it can. If you need to[Read More…]

Last-chance reminder issued for Convention 2014 rooms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Today (Friday, July 11) is the final day for the reserved WVPA room block at Canaan Resort for Convention 2014.  Attendees wanting to reserve rooms at the WVPA discounted rate of $99 must make reservations today. In fact, executive director Don Smith said any room will be in short supply[Read More…]

The Register-Herald in Beckley hiring for three positions

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Register-Herald, a leading daily newspaper in southern West Virginia, is looking to add staff. The 20,000-circulation Register-Herald is located in Beckley, which is the business and medical hub for the region. The  newspaper has three openings. Candidates for any of the three positions, should send resume and references to Editor[Read More…]

The Exponent Telegram hiring reporters

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The Exponent Telegram, part of a family owned media company expanding in print and digital formats, is looking for reporters to join the award-winning newspaper located in scenic North Central West Virginia.  “If you love the outdoors and the comfort of that hometown feel you’ll fit right in with us. North[Read More…]

Employment Opportunity: WVPA looking for talented newspaper/media professional

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association has an opening for a newspaper/media industry professional or recent college graduate with excellent communication skills and a willingness to embrace the future of journalism and media. The position would work with advertising, marketing, design, online news operations and member services. The WVPA goal[Read More…]

Employment opportunity: Civitas Media looking for reporter

WILLIAMSON, W.VA. —  Civitas Media is looking for a full-time general assignment reporter for the Williamson (W.Va.) Daily News. “Applicants must have a passion for local news and features, and should have basic photography skills. Excellent first job for a recent college graduate or for a reporter looking for an opportunity[Read More…]

Nominations for Adam R. Kelly Premier Journalist Award open until May 1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is accepting nominations for the 2014 Adam R. Kelly Premier Journalist Award through May 1. The award is the highest individual honor bestowed by the West Virginia Press Association. It’s given each year in recognition of an individual’s service to the newspapers in the state, the West Virginia[Read More…]

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