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Social media can help build audience

West Virginia Press Association Conference attendees were treated to a seminar on Practical Social Media to Build Audience and Revenue Online by two industry specialists. Matt See, manager of social media for the American Public University and consultant for the Hampshire Review and other See media operations, and Andrew Springer,[Read More…]

New WV Press Association officers elected

The membership of the West Virginia Press Association elected new officers and board members during their annual meeting at Oglebay Resort Saturday morning. Perry Nardo of the Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register will be the president for 2013-14. Ed Dawson of the Herald-Dispatch in Huntington will be vice president of dailies,[Read More…]

Lawmakers discuss state’s issues

The top lawmakers from the West Virginia Legislature joined the West Virginia Press Association for a lively discussion on the first full day of seminars at Oglebay Resort. Senate President Jeff Kessler, House Speaker Tim Miley, Senate Minority Leader Mike Hall and House Minority Tim Armstead all spoke to editors[Read More…]

Brew Skies Festival Aug. 9-10

THOMAS – The Brew Skies Festival was so good, it’s coming back for an encore. The event, dedicated to great music and West Virginia craft beers, is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10, at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. Last year’s inaugural Brew Skies Festival attracted good crowds from[Read More…]

Clay, Hollendonner honored by newspaper industry

CHARLESTON — Newspaper publishers Lyell Clay and Fran Hollendonner, both prominent figures in the West Virginia newspaper industry through the 1980s, have been elected to the West Virginia Press Association’s Hall of Fame. The two men, both deceased, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during the WVPA’s annual[Read More…]

‘Honor Flight: One Last Mission’ screenings set

ELKINS — Two free showings of documentary “Honor Flight: One Last Mission” are scheduled for the July 29 and 30 at Cinema 8 Elkins in the Tygart Valley Mall. The film about four veterans visiting the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., set the Guinness World Record for[Read More…]

Study: 1 in 3 W.Va. homes does not have a computer

By Eric Eyre The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s push to expand high-speed Internet might be more complicated than making broadband service available by stringing copper wire or fiber on poles to people’s homes. A new federal study shows slightly more than 35 percent of West Virginia households don’t own a computer[Read More…]

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad announces 2013 schedule

ROMNEY — The historic Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad has announced its 2013 schedule. The 23-year-old operation is one of America’s most scenic train rides. The regular three-hour trips travel along the South Branch of The Potomac River. Day trips depart at 1 p.m. from Romney’s Wappocomo station on Saturdays in[Read More…]

Raber heading WV PTA

CHARLESTON — West Virginia PTA has announced the installation of Justin M. Raber as president of the association. “Raber will lead the West Virginia PTA, which was founding in 1923, for the next two years as president. Building on a mission to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging[Read More…]

President’s Pen – July 1, 2013

Hey, dear publishers and editors, Happy Independence Day to all of you, your families and staffs! Now down to serious business: Our 2013 WVPA Convention is coming up Thursday through Saturday,  Aug. 8-10, at the very popular Oglebay Resort in Wheeling. Have you registered yet? If not, don’t delay to[Read More…]

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