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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Did you know that closing the Mitchell Power Plant would save power customers $300 million over twelve years?
I won’t count on it if Ogden papers are your only source for state news
The Charleston Gazette, WV Metro, and Ogden Newspapers all covered yesterday’s hearings about the rate hike that is needed to keep the Mitchell Power Plant in Marshall County running. Here is the headline on the WV Metro News article:
Appalachian Power president says closing Mitchell plant would save ratepayers $27 million . . .
An April 14, 2021 update of the Ogden’s newspaper business plan and some thoughts on its future
As my headlines suggest, its time to take another look at the Ogden Newspapers business plan. I’ve written about this topic on a number of occasions. (See “newspapers on the cheap” in the archive located on the blog's front page.)
Today‘s version of the “incredible shrinking newspaper” is down to 16 pages and features all of the . . .