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Zero: The sum total of articles in today’s Wheeling Intelligencer about the arrest of Rudy Giuliani’s buddies or their contribution to WV AG Morrisey’s PAC (with afternoon update)

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The ties to West Virginia attorney general Patrick Morrisey's PAC (see previous post) are a front-page story in the Charleston paper, on the WV Metro News site, and the featured article on WV Public’s website. Of note, the Inter-Mountain, another Ogden West Virginia paper, listed it’s coverage by Ogden political reporter, Steven . . .

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October 11, 2019

I guess that’s what happens when you increase font size*

The Wheeling Intelligencer prints only the first 219 words of a 1312-word AP story on the Trump impeachment probe

Last evening, the Associated Press reported the day’s activities by Democratic congressmen investigating the president’s actions in the Ukraine and the Trump administration’s, especially Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s, pushback.

Here is the final Intelligencer paragraph in today's significantly-shortened version of that AP . . .

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October 02, 2019

“Newspapers and baseball on the cheap” – an update

Another look at Bob Nutting’s similar business models for his newspaper chain and baseball team

Early last year, I wrote here and here about the similarities between how Robert Nutting runs his newspaper chain (Ogden) and his baseball team (the Pittsburgh Pirates).

Here’s some of the important elements of the newspaper’s business model as I described them in my first post:

  • 1. Minimize costs by cutting workers, . . .

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August 20, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren campaigned in West Virginia yesterday

While various WV media sources prominently featured her visit, our local Ogden "newspapers" ignored it

Candidate Warren spoke yesterday to a crowd in Kermit, West Virginia. Here's the AP headline and story that ran in over 600 news sources in the last 24 hours:

Warren's opioids message applauded in hard-hit West Virginia

And here's the story's lede:

Democratic presidential candidate . . .

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May 11, 2019

The Wheeling Intelligencer covers the Mueller report

Half of the AP story but with a different headline

At the bottom of this morning’s front page is an Associated Press article on special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings. The Intelligencer included slightly over half of the 1500+ word article. The AP’s title for the article and the one used by almost all media sources was

. . .

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April 19, 2019

The times may be changing: let’s move Representative David McKinley and Wheeling’s “newspapers” out of the “climate change denier” column

But let's not move them too far

You don’t need a climatologist to know which way the wind blows

Nationally, there would appear to be a growing consensus that something must be done about climate change. For example, Axios recently summarized why we may have reached a “tipping point on climate change”:

A rare convergence of science that reveals the . . .

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April 09, 2019

McKinley and Malkin in the Sunday News-Register

Some election fluff and more racism

No more joking about McKinley's 2020 reelection campaign -- it's on and Ogden papers are ready to do their part

My subheading on yesterday's post about local congressman David McKinley joked that the Intelligencer was launching the McKinley reelection campaign with editor Mike Myer's Saturday column. Despite the fact . . .

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March 24, 2019

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