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Do we undervalue our editors and copy desk staff?

A blog by Don Smith, WVPA Executive Director: Posted on Feb. 9, 2014. With newspapers competing for audience share in today’s 24-hour cycle, in newsrooms around the state, our editors  and copy desk staffers are being challenged to maintain our journalist standards on multiple platforms: print editions, online editions and[Read More…]

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Multiple factors reduce WVU basketball attendance

A column by  Bob Hertzel  for The Exponent Telegram MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It is, perhaps, time to have a frank conversation about West Virginia’s conversion from an East Coast team to a Midwestern or even southwestern entity on the American sports scene. To date, it isn’t working — on the[Read More…]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Feb. 10

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. AP FINDS MILITARY’S HANDLING OF SEX-ABUSE CASES VERGES[Read More…]

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Leave chemical monitoring up to the states

An editorial from The Intelligencer Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — By definition, both the state of West Virginia and the federal government failed about 300,000 Mountain State residents badly last month. Most of them probably assumed government at some level was ensuring hazardous chemicals stored near water supplies was being[Read More…]

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Here’s hoping Olympics serve to unify the world

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — It’s hard not to feel a little uneasy about the Winter Olympics which are being held in Sochi, Russia. The venues are only a couple hundred miles from Chechnya, which has fought two wars against Russia in the last 20 years.[Read More…]

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