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Reading the new and improved Sunday News-Register's "Region" section

On Saturday, no less!

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Despite Ogden’s promise to keep or enlarge the paper, this section (formerly the opinion section) has cut back on opinion and added more “news” reports. The editorial page still features its right-wing syndicated columnists – in this case, Pat Buchanan and Kathleen Parker, but that is a reduction from the usual four or five that . . .

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May 30, 2020

Today’s Wheeling News-Register: little news, some filler, mostly ads and another questions-with-no-answers Myer column

Perhaps it is time for our local paper to follow Ogden’s Parkersburg paper and get rid of the published Sunday edition?

Only five stories in the entire “news” section

The front page had four of them. Colin McGuire, a reporter from another Ogden paper in Frederick (MD), compiled a report from a couple of Ogden reporters on how residents were adapting to stay-at-home orders. The article contains little, if any, insight; I do not understand why this was . . .

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May 10, 2020

Is the future of Ogden Newspapers online?

Recently, Ogden's Nashua (NH) Telegraph and the Provo (UT) Daily reduced their print schedules. Will others soon follow?

Yesterday, the Nashua Telegraph told its readers that it would cease daily publication (as of today) and only print a Sunday edition. According to The New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism:

Saying they are “accelerating our move into the future,” The Telegraph of Nashua is moving online and ending its print . . .

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April 27, 2020

In today's Wheeling News Register, Ogden rebrands their advertising rate cut as a “grant” then looks for praise for what is simply a business necessity (with 3/30 update)

In tough economic times, businesses frequently cut prices in order to survive – so why is Ogden’s actions front-page news?

Not just in the Ohio Valley, but just about everywhere -- the pandemic has closed most local businesses. As a result, local newspapers, which depend primarily on local businesses for most of their revenue, are hurting badly. (For examples, see NPR’s recent coverage.) Our local Ogden papers are no exception. For instance, last Monday’s . . .

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March 29, 2020

Keeping us informed

Monday’s front-page news at the Wheeling Intelligencer

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Answer

Yes, long-time readers of this blog and the Wheeling Intelligencer knew without looking. Of course, it was d.

Answer a can be found on page 2.

Answer b can be found on page 3.

Answer c can be found on page 6.

What other important stories can be found on this morning's front . . .

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March 23, 2020

The answer: three old PR releases, one AP story and at least one picture of bridge construction

The question: what do we usually find on the Wheeling Intelligencer's front page on Monday?

As is often the case on Mondays, today's Wheeling Intelligencer front page contain little news especially if you believe that a news story ought to be current and relevant. Today’s front page features four stories -- only one of which meets both of those standards. (It's an AP story on the House impeachment inquiry.)

Here are . . .

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December 02, 2019

Is this really a Wheeling “newspaper”?

Maybe it’s time to switch the quotation marks

Another day and two more irrelevant Ohio editorials for the readers of Ogden’s local West Virginia “newspapers”

The first of today's Wheeling Intelligencer editorials is about juvenile crime in Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio. Neither Wheeling nor West Virginia is mentioned in the editorial. (Steubenville is 29.4 miles . . .

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September 24, 2019

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