Covering the WV Public Broadcasting controversy
A year-and-a-half ago, I did back-to-back posts (see here and here) about WV Governor Jim Justice’s attempt to turn WV Public Broadcasting into a Republican news outlet. Since then, WV’s public broadcasting outlet has lost a couple of good reporters. (Most notably Dave Mistich.) They are minus another good one this week as WVPB fired* Amelia . . .
Reading the local Ogden papers on the day after election day
Four Republican constitutional amendments lose and this is their top story?
What was today’s top story in Wheeling, West Virginia? I think most readers who follow local and state politics would quickly answer “the defeat of all four proposed amendments to the West Virginia Constitution.” Why? For starters, the amendments were the handiwork of the West Virginia GOP which pitched hard for their adoption:
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The Wheeling News-Register publishes yet another Republican op-ed filled with lies and misrepresentations
Mike Oliverio lectures us about why Biden’s FCC nominee, Gigi Sohn, should be rejected
This weekend, the Wheeling News-Register published an op-ed by Republican candidate for state senate Mike Oliverio who argues that President Biden's nominee to the Federal Communications Commission, Gigi Sohn, should be rejected.
Lying about what Gigi Sohn said
Oliverio writes about Sohn in "Oppose Biden Nominee . . .
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But her emails!
Deleting government documents: A look at the Wheeling Intelligencer’s coverage of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
First, a quick history:
Trump got elected in part by attacking Clinton for deleting emails that she deemed personal, then spent four years destroying official documents despite federal law. @AshleyRParker @jdawsey1 @thamburger @JaxAlemany https://t.co/bbQa9V2geU— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) February 6, 2022
The Wheeling . . .
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Are they newspapers or propaganda vehicles?
The biggest story in today’s Wheeling’s papers tells us what is important to Ogden's local newspapers
Which is more newsworthy? The SUV attack in Wisconsin or David McKinley’s reelection?
For our local Ogden papers, that’s easy. Today's biggest story nationally, the SUV attack in Waukesha, can be found on page 6 of both papers. (Sadly, the afternoon News-Register did not even bother to update the morning version with a more . . .
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Misspellings? Sentences and articles cutoff in mid-sentence? Articles and columns repeated? Sorry, readers, but the Wheeling Intelligencer can no longer afford an editor to keep these mistakes from happening
Yes, but the paper still employs an editor whose job it is to alter Associated Press articles so that there will be minimal criticism of West Virginia Republicans
First reference to a news source
How should a news source be referenced? Should we use his/her full name or just the last name? What about their credentials? To answer these and similar questions, most major news sources use a stylebook – a reference work that standardizes how news is written. The Associated Press Stylebook requires . . .
Today’s Wheeling newspaper editorials call on state leaders to start searching for ideas for WV’s economic transitioning away from coal
Do you know who had a plan 5 years ago?
From today’s editorials:
West Virginia lawmakers know they can’t put it off any longer. They have to start working to help the people who could be left in the lurch as the state’s economy inevitably transitions. Specifically, state House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, and House Minority Leader Doug Skaff, D-Kanawha, announced . . .