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The Dominion Post wins top newspaper honor

WHEELING — The Dominion Post of Morgantown has earned the West Virginia Press Association’s top honor: Newspaper of the Year. The newspaper excelled in the advertising division earning first place in General Excellence in the West Virginia Press Association’s Advertising Competition. The Dominion Post also scored very well in the[Read More…]

WVPA General Excellence Award winners are Charleston Daily Mail, The Inter-Mountain, Hampshire Review and The Record Delta

WHEELING  – Four West Virginia newspapers have earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding editorial achievement by circulation division, in the 2013 West Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The General Excellence Award winners are Charleston Daily Mail in Division I, The Inter-Mountain of Elkins in Division II, Hampshire[Read More…]

Panel talks newspaper advertising

The Advertising Agency Panel at the 2013 West Virginia Press Association Conference allowed newspaper individuals to interact with agency representatives. Sponsored by Mountain State Brewing Company, the discussion focused on how advertisers view the value offered by West Virginia newspapers and methods that can be used to increase the value.[Read More…]

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…]

See who is attending Convention 2013

Convention 2013 starts Thursday evening and by the time the Premier Journalist is announced Saturday night more than 200 people will have participated in this year’s convention. Remember to bring plenty of business cards. Attached is this year’s announced guest list (We always have a few surprise guests at the[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…]

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