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 . . .
Of straw men and biased information: Local Ohio congressman Bill Johnson’s attempt to rebut the Ohio River Valley Institute’s fracking study
Yesterday’s Sunday Wheeling News-Register featured local congressman Bill Johnson’s rebuttal to last month’s critical fracking study by the Ohio River Valley Institute. In the op-ed, Johnson does two things: he refutes arguments never raised by the study and he questions whether we should trust the study as a source.
Straw men . . .
Follow-up on the local coverage of the Supreme Court and and a look at Ogden's concept of "full disclosure"
On page 6, Tuesday’s Wheeling Intelligencer finally mentions Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the presidential election
In an important decision on Friday, the Supreme Court refused to hear the voter fraud lawsuit brought by Texas and 17 other states (including West Virginia) that might have overturned Joe Biden’s victory. . . .
Is it a sign of the apocalypse? What’s next? Undoing “right-to-work” laws? Paying teachers and other state workers a living wage? Never mind, it’s about the Party’s unswerving loyalty to Donald Trump
The Rucker quote neatly states the West Virginia Republican Party’s (along with its messenger - the Wheeling Intelligencer) long-term justification for tort reform. (For more examples, type “West Virginia” and “frivolous lawsuits” into a search engine and see how many hits and how far back the search goes.)