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By October 12, 2015 Read More →

wvpress extra — Conference Call set for Charter School Discussion

The West Virginia Press Association is working to arrange trainings, webinars and events to help our newspapers in all departments. On the editorial side, we have a FOIA handbook in the works, will be promoting webinars and are working to arrange some interviews by telephone conference and webinar for statewide “hot button” issues that will impact […]

Mountain East basketball tournament photos – Wheeling Jesuit 73, Concord 70
By March 6, 2015 Read More →

Mountain East basketball tournament photos – Wheeling Jesuit 73, Concord 70

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is providing its newspapers with photos from the Mountain East Basketball Tournament in Charleston March 5-8. The tournament is being held at the Charleston Civic Center  with support by GoMart, along with CharlestonWV.com and MetroNews Sports. Photos from the games will be uploaded to this site as […]

Elkins greenhouse grower makes poinsettias his business
By December 2, 2014 Read More →

Elkins greenhouse grower makes poinsettias his business

ELKINS, W.Va. — Larry Gouer loves poinsettias. The owner of Mary’s Greenhouse in Elkins is celebrating his 40th year in business. This December his greenhouses will be filled with thousands of the red, white, pink and peppermint plants for sale.   “In 40 years of growing, poinsettias have always been and still are my favorite thing […]

By September 19, 2014 Read More →

WVPA to provide membership with media badges

A note from the WVPA: Recently, a few newspapers have inquired about the WVPA providing endorsed media badges or parking passes for their newsrooms We’re happy to announce to our membership that the WVPA will now be creating personal media pass credentials to our editors, reporters and photographers upon request and at no charge. We […]

By August 5, 2014 Read More →

Blog: wvpress extra — Bring a jacket to Convention 2014

Aug. 5, 2014: Everyone is excited and working hard to prepare for WVPA Convention 2014.  Just a reminder for you when packing your suitcase for Canaan Valley Resort and Convention 2014. And please share this with any staff members, your spouse or guests who will be attending convention with you. We are expecting sunny weather on Thursday and Friday with just a […]

By March 28, 2014 Read More →

Blog: wvpress extra — Always stand for the public’s right to know

A blog by WVPA Executive Director Don Smith: March 28, 2014: The Freedom of Information Act battle brewing between the The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register newspapers and the Ohio County Sheriff  is one every newspaper editor in the nation should watch. Look at the Columbia Journalism Review’s story on the situation surrounding information on concealed weapons […]

Blog: wvpress extra — The 2014 Hoops Challenge
By March 18, 2014 Read More →

Blog: wvpress extra — The 2014 Hoops Challenge

  A blog by WVPA Executive Director Don Smith Posted March 16, 2014: The West Virginia girls’ basketball state tournament was an exciting challenge for the WVPA staff. Our plans called for providing a few photos, but when we realized The Associated Press was not covering any games on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, we decided to […]

By February 10, 2014 Read More →

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 various forms of social media. […]

Gallery: Newspaper photographers provide visions of winter
By February 8, 2014 Read More →

Gallery: Newspaper photographers provide visions of winter

A blog by Don Smith, WVPA Executive Director: Posted on Feb. 8, 2014. Picture a cold, miserable winter with lots of snow, ice, freezing pipes and dangerous roads. You can almost see the people, bundled up in the bulky winter coats, hats and gloves with steamy breath escaping as they struggle to travel in wintry […]

By January 16, 2014 Read More →

Blog: wvpress extra — Viva La Charleston

Jan. 16, 2014: Viva La Charleston! We greatly appreciate the amazing number of calls and emails from concerned individuals checking on the staff during this water crisis. Water at the office has been flushed, but that has done little to eliminate the fears. Three of four employees still have no “safe” water at their homes. […]