A look at the evolution of Wheeling’s “newspapers” and their owner, Robert Nutting, on sports betting
Betting on sports moves from “bad” to “good”
The first editorial that I could find about sports wagering in our local Wheeling “newspapers” was from August 2015 and it was clearly negative:
More Legalized Gambling Bad Bet
After the United States Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments on the . . .
Follow-up on the local coverage of the Supreme Court and and a look at Ogden's concept of "full disclosure"
On page 6, Tuesday’s Wheeling Intelligencer finally mentions Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the presidential election
In an important decision on Friday, the Supreme Court refused to hear the voter fraud lawsuit brought by Texas and 17 other states (including West Virginia) that might have overturned Joe Biden’s victory. . . .
Representative McKinley and now Senator Capito are concerned about the future of minor league baseball. What about Bob Nutting and the Wheeling Intelligencer?
From The Hill:
Congress and MLB are barreling toward a showdown over the league’s plans to eliminate 42 minor league franchises across the country ahead of the 2021 season.
The league insists the plan is needed to improve the finances of minor league baseball and conditions for developing players. But MLB is facing . . .
On the posting of public legal notices: Surprise, surprise! Not very well
On page 10 of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer is a story by Ogden’s political reporter, Steven Allen Adams. The story
West Virginia Press Association: Public Notice Change Would Lead to Less Transparency
details some of the debate surrounding a House bill that the Judiciary Committee eventually sent to a . . .
Giving-up any pretense that they are in the news business, the Sunday Wheeling News-Register gives us two pages of shameless self-promotion
80% of the front page and 100% of the available news space on page 3 are devoted to a May 26 event sponsored by Ogden Newspapers
Well, at least they’ve dropped the façade that they are in the news business: while it’s still over two months away, the Ogden Newspaper-sponsored “Tough as Nails Urban Challenge” needs promoting and what better way to do it than devote most of your first two “news” pages to it. A large picture, a large graphic, and a detailed map supplement . . .
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 . . .
Taking "baseball on the cheap" to a new level
Baseball on the cheap (a continuing story)
Robert Nutting owns the Ogden Newspaper chain and he's the principle owner of baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates. Editorials found in his papers regularly brag about his company's commitment to journalism. In his media interviews about his baseball team, Nutting repeatedly asserts his . . .