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WVPA Sharing: The Charleston Gazette provides an excellent sponsorship example

One of the most noted seminars at the West Virginia Press Association’s Convention 2013 was the panel discussion between representatives of West Virginia advertising agencies and WVPA member newspapers. During the seminar, advertising agency representatives mentioned that their clients — our newspaper advertisers — are  often upset when the names[Read More…]

Kids Health No. 4: Challenges ahead in battle against child poverty

 Can broad-based movement maintain support while narrowing focus? Editor’s Note:  The following article is part of the West Virginia Press Association’s series on the “Our Children, Our Future” Coalition. Journalist George Hohmann is following the coalition’s efforts, providing reports from its organizational meetings through its attempts to have impactful legislation passed[Read More…]

Bluefield Daily Telegraph hosts community meeting

BLUEFIELD — Editor Samantha Perry and the staff of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph hosted representatives of Changing the Future WV and West Virginia Press Association on Aug. 28 for a community meeting of local health organizations and newspaper representatives. For Don Smith, executive director of the West Virginia Press Association,[Read More…]

Change the Future WV working with newspapers

There was a healthy dialogue this week when Change the Future WV coordinated meetings for newspapers and community health groups in southern West Virginia. With a goal of getting more newspaper coverage of healthy living issues, Change the Future partnered with the West Virginia Press Association to conduct meetings in[Read More…]

WVPA on the road: Health initiative takes Smith to Mercer, Wyoming counties

West Virginia Press Association Executive Director Don Smith will visit Mercer and Wyoming counties on Wednesday, Aug. 28, for public meetings in conjunction with writing coach Kate Long’s efforts on behalf of the “Change the Future” program. The meetings are at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph office and[Read More…]

Kids’ Health No. 3: Our Children, Our Future workshops target eliminating W.Va. poverty

Editor’s Note:  The following article is part of the West Virginia Press Association’s series on the “Our Children, Our Future” Coalition. Journalist George Hohmann is following the coalition’s efforts, providing reports from its organizational meetings this month through its attempts to have impactful legislation passed during the 2014 session of the[Read More…]

Rockefeller announces funding to explain health care options

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Health Care, today announced more than $642,000 in federal funding for organizations in West Virginia to help West Virginians learn about their new coverage options and enroll in health care plans under the Health Insurance Marketplace[Read More…]

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