Reading the Sunday Wheeling News-Register
The front page
More self-promotion masquerading as news
Easily the biggest article on the front page of today's Wheeling News-Register is the 700-word story (with picture) promoting Ogden’s Corporate Cup Challenge which is two months away. Not unlike the 1900 words on Ogden’s “Tough as Nails Urban Challenge” two weeks . . .
Nothing on yesterday’s important school personnel vote but today’s front page did cover events from last Tuesday
Here was the top story on this morning’s WV MetroNews site:
Education workers give union leaders work action “authorization” in statewide vote
And at the top of the front page of today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:
'It feels like deja vu'
With the subheadline:
One year after . . .
On the front page
Biggest story by headline and picture-size is
Plans Made For The New Year
The sub-headline tells us:
Many Residents of the Ohio Valley are Making Resolutions for 2019
Really? This article looks like one of those local news satires found at The Onion.. . .
Trump comes to Wheeling
Saturday's speech in Wheeling -- pure Trump
Trump started his Saturday night speech with some coherence: he discussed the "booming" national and West Virginia economies:
Our economy is booming like never before. Remember, I told you. And by the way, your state is booming like never before. Poverty is . . .
Away for most of the week, yesterday’s Sunday Wheeling News-Register reminded me of what was missing from my daily media diet
See if you can spot which of following is the largest headline on the front page of the Sunday News-Register. (The rest of the headlines come from the local news section of The Onion, the online satirical newspaper.)
Man Wishes There Was Some Sort Of Sign He Could Put On His House To Let Visitors Know He Has . . .
Less news than last Sunday’s Wheeling News-Register (is that possible?) and another lack of disclosure
Were there any reporters working yesterday?
With no coverage of a local protest march against the president’s immigration policy, today’s “news” section tests the bottom on news coverage established just last Sunday. This Sunday’s edition of the Wheeling News-Register has only six pages of news vs. last week’s which had eight. With . . .
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.. . .