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Our local media are failing us

Last Friday's Wheeling Hospital story is just one more example

The Wheeling Hospital lawsuit

Last Friday, the United States Department of Justice joined a lawsuit against Wheeling Hospital. The story broke early in the day and the local TV stations carried the announcement on their evening newscasts. On Saturday, the Wheeling Intelligencer provided a short summary as well as the denials from a . . .

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December 26, 2018

“Lemme at em”

WV Secretary of State just cost WV over three million more dollars in wrongful termination lawsuits

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Two months ago, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner lost the first lawsuit to former employees who were wrongfully fired when he took office in January 2017. Here is how the Charleston Gazette-Mail described it last month:

The lawsuits stem from Warner’s firing of 16 rank-and-file employees in the secretary of . . .

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November 18, 2018

That Maxine Waters reference is not very subtle, Patrick

Trailing in the polls and with nothing positive to offer, the Morrisey campaign is beginning to show its desperation

I’ve noted previously how Republican candidate Patrick Morrisey’s campaign essentially consists of two elements: his total embrace of President Trump and the connecting of his opponent, Joe Manchin, with Democratic politicians that he believes are hated by West Virginians. While Morrisey's campaign website does have an issues section, we’ . . .

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September 21, 2018

The Wheeling area just lost another independent source of journalism

Ogden Newspapers buys the Washington Observer-Reporter

The Observer-Reporter reported yesterday:

The Observer Publishing Co. (OPC) announced it has signed a letter of agreement to sell its assets to Ogden Newspapers.

OPC publishes the daily Observer-Reporter, the weekly Almanac and numerous monthly and special . . .

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September 13, 2018

Trump's controversial tariffs, Ogden Newspapers, and Representative McKinley

There's a lot more here than one might think

Our local Ogden papers cover Trump's tariffs

This year, President Trump has put a number of tariffs into place. Our local "newspapers" have, from time to time, printed AP reports which include both sides of the debate. On the editorial page, I could not find any editorials about Trump's actions. I did find one Mike . . .

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July 21, 2018

Is there any “news” in Sunday’s Wheeling News-Register?

Ogden's "newspapers on the cheap" business plan appears to have left us with a new low in actual news

If you think news should be current and important, don’t bother with the front section of today’s Wheeling News-Register (called with unintended irony, the “news” section). For the most part, the eight-page section includes dated PR releases, rewritten old articles, lots of near life-size pictures, and huge ads – but very little news.

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June 24, 2018

Another brick in the advertising/editorial wall?

No, there is no wall at Ogden

An increasingly important topic for media ethicists is the wall that should exist between news content and advertising; specifically, the important principle that the advertising side of a medium does not influence the editorial side. For Ogden, there’s not much wall – especially when the advertiser is Ogden itself.

Last year, for . . .

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June 13, 2018

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