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WV Press Association to host virtual legal advertising training sessions; first set for Thursday, Oct. 27

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association will be hosting legal advertising training sessions for newspapers staff members. The first session is set for 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. “Public notice and legal advertisements are a vital service provided by newspapers in communities across the West Virginia, said Don Smith,[Read More…]

Reminder: Oct. 1 deadline for newspapers to file statement of ownership with US Postal Service; WVSOS affidavit of circulation due by Nov. 1

WV Press to begin regular legal advertising trainings for newspaper staff members WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s nearing time for West Virginia newspapers to file the Statement of Ownership form with the US Post Office and the Affidavit of Circulation form with the WV Secretary of State[Read More…]

WV Press Convention Review: Targeting audience and data are keys to successful digital advertising

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – As newspaper companies move toward website creation to supplement their traditional print publications, many are also focusing on digital advertisement to increase revenue. However, this can be a cumbersome process as the industry changes and for those just starting out.  To[Read More…]

WV Press Convention Review: Available research resources can help transform a good article into a memorable one

By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Accurate research can make all the difference in the world to a reporter, and the ability to make efficient use of available research resources can help transform a good article into a memorable one. On Aug. 6, a panel of industry[Read More…]

WV Press Convention Review: With college recruitment, diversity, inclusion and a sense of purpose should be new focus of newspaper recruitment; ‘Pale, male and frail’ leadership is out

Today’s college graduates said most racially and ethnically diverse generation so far By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – What is the best way to attract today’s college students to the newspaper industry?  Experts from West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media provided their answers to this[Read More…]

WV Press Convention Review: President Perry Nardo sees convention attendance as key to idea sharing, keeping industry fresh

Guests hear from WV Gamechanger and Trulieve Medical Cannabis By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The 2022 West Virginia Press Convention got underway Thursday night with a reception hosted by WVPA President Perry Nardo. This year’s convention was held Aug. 4-6, at the Four Points by[Read More…]

Media Advisory: WVU celebrates grand opening of Reynolds Hall with building’s namesake

WVUToday.wvu.edu MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University has issued the following media advisory: WHAT: West Virginia University will hold a grand opening ceremony to celebrate Reynolds Hall, the futuristic 186,000-square-foot business complex on Morgantown’s Waterfront made possible through the generosity of Bob and Laura Reynolds. The building is the new home of the John Chambers[Read More…]

Media Advisory: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine to host 50th Anniversary Reception in Weston on Aug. 29

WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine has issued the following media advisory: WVSOM, the state’s largest medical school, which has a location in Bridgeport, W.Va., would like to invite you to attend and cover the 50th anniversary of our founding. What: WVSOM Central[Read More…]

Media Advisory: West Virginia American Water announces completion of $25 million upgrade to Kanawha Valley water treatment plant

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia American Water has issued the following media advisory: WHAT:                   West Virginia American Water will announce the completion of a $25 million upgrade to its Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant in Charleston. The treatment plant, which serves approximately 85,000 customers in parts of Kanawha,[Read More…]

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