WVPA Sharing

Member newspaper- and West Virginia Press Association-generated news articles, series, photos, cartoons. This information is available for sharing and publication by other member newspapers.

Tom Miller Legislative Column looks at Budget shortfall

By Tom Miller For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. —   It’s no secret that estimated state revenues for the 2014-2015 budget year beginning July 1, 2014, are about $100 million less than the operating budget recommended by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.  But legislative leaders made it clear here[Read More…]

WVU multimedia news features available to WVPA newspapers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va — West Virginia University, in cooperation with the West Virginia Press Association, has again agreed to make a number of multi-platform news and feature packages available to member newspapers of the WVPA. These are outstanding student-generated news packages for WVPA newspapers’ print and online editions.  Three story links are included with[Read More…]

Advertising Advice: Proper Preparation for your sales calls means success

RALEIGH,  N.C. — It’s no secret that the more sales people know about their prospects – before they begin a sales presentation – the better their chances for successful outcomes. In advertising, this means learning prospects’ business and marketing histories, identifying major competitors and analyzing what they want to accomplish in their advertising. Since pre-presentation homework is such[Read More…]

Mother’s Day history isn’t the stuff of holiday card prose

New book by West Virginia native details the tragic struggle wages to create the national celebration of motherhood ELKINS, W.Va. — Along with sentimental Mother’s Day cards, West Virginia residents might want to purchase a copy of “Mother’s Day: The Legacy of Anna Jarvis,” the new book by Elkins resident L. Wayne Sheets that details[Read More…]

WVPA 2014 Editorial and Advertising contest information now available

The West Virginia Press Association’s 2015 BNC and Ad Awards Contests are now open and available for entries. Every August, the West Virginia Press Association sponsors a statewide convention for newspaper staff members around the state. Benefits include professional development workshops, awards to the best work in editorial and advertising from[Read More…]

Legislative leaders agree: Water has become a top issue this session

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Leaders of the state legislature agree, as House Minority Leader Tim Armstead put it: “The water issue obviously has become one of the central — if not the central — issues of this session.”  Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall; Senate Minority Leader Mike Hall, R-Putnam; House Speaker Tim Miley, D-Harrison; and Armstead,[Read More…]

WVPA Sharing: Federal Chief says mine safety improving

Coal Mining Symposium attendees get good news on state of mine safety CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration chief Joe Main said mine safety has been steadily improving and he believes the culture of mine safety is better, too. “If you look at our data, what it tells[Read More…]

WVPA Sharing: Column from Sen. Mike Hall, State Senate Minority Leader

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The third week of the legislative session is still dominated by the water situation in the region. In spite of the best efforts of the administration, the public remains nervous. Trial lawyers continue to petition for clients. And it was reported in a legislative committee that at[Read More…]

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