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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

I guess "no news is good news"

A look at Monday's front page in search of something newsworthy

With the exception of a sports page editor, apparently no one works at the Intelligencer on weekends. This morning's Wheeling "newspaper" had the following four stories on the front page:

Justice Remembers Wheeling's Place in His Company's History

The WV governor visited Wheeling last . . .

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December 03, 2018

Quick takes on today’s Wheeling “newspapers”

Is Donald Trump no longer president?

Yesterday and earlier today, other news sources told us that the president may have signaled a willingness to talk to the Chinese about trade, may have gotten information on Mueller’s questioning of Paul Manafort, criticized the Federal Reserve and General Motors, questioned the study on climate . . .

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November 28, 2018

"Black Friday" for the Intelligencer

A suggestion for Ogden "newspapers" around holidays: give up the pretense that you're about "news"

News usually suggests timeliness and importance; today's front page had neither

Article 1: At the top of the front page is a story about the chairman of the Columbiana County Republican Party and his Facebook post that suggested that the California fires were God's punishment for being a liberal state. This story broke last . . .

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November 23, 2018

Reading the Sunday News-Register

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 . . .

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July 01, 2018

Bob Nutting, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Ogden Newspapers

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 . . .

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June 27, 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

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