Intelligencer breaks its own one-day record for most PR releases passing as news stories
On Monday of this week, the front “news” section of the Wheeling Intelligencer published six public relations releases disguised as news reports. Three of them were from West Virginia University, and there was one each from a local realtor, . . .
The paper needs a more up-to-date explanation of what they are
Two more today
Two days ago, I documented how half of the stories on its front page were word-for-word public relations releases. Today, we get more of the same.
Irrelevant news and "handling the truth"
Trump barely makes the front page
As noted in my previous post, President Trump was only referenced once in Friday's Wheeling Intelligencer -- on the last page of the paper in an article about the Kentucky governor's race. Despite Friday being an especially newsworthy day in the impeachment hearings, . . .
Reading today's Intelligencer
A quick summary of today’s morning "Wheeling" newspaper
The front-page features two stories about bridges with three bridge pictures. The front-section article with the largest headline is
Police: 3 Suspected of Killing Witness at Dallas Cop’s Trial
(Why the big headline, or for that matter, the . . .
The Wheeling Intelligencer prints only the first 219 words of a 1312-word AP story on the Trump impeachment probe
Last evening, the Associated Press reported the day’s activities by Democratic congressmen investigating the president’s actions in the Ukraine and the Trump administration’s, especially Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s, pushback.
Here is the final Intelligencer paragraph in today's significantly-shortened version of that AP . . .
Today’s front page of the Wheeling Intelligencer features three pictures of construction equipment* that take-up roughly half of the front page. Two of them are connected to a story about the construction of a home improvement store at the Highlands:
Menards Going Up Fast At The Highlands
Okay, one of . . .
Some thoughts on why our local media underserves us
The title of today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial asks the following questions about the abuses of former Bishop Bransfield: “Who knew? Why did no one act?” The editorial rightly faults the Catholic Church but shouldn’t West Virginia media be asking themselves that same question?
The editorial mirrors a June column by the paper’s . . .