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 . . .
Yes, it's the "wide range of viewpoints” found on the Wheeling Intelligencer's editorial page
Attention local readers: it's August 24. That means that it is time for the annual Wheeling Intelligencer birthday editorial that tells its readers what a great newspaper it is. From that editorial:
At the same time, our editorial pages attempt to present a wide range of viewpoints.
And the rest of the page is . . .
You wouldn’t know this if you depend upon the Wheeling Intelligencer for your news, but on Sunday afternoon, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was canceled by its developers
Here is the lede on yesterday afternoon’s Associated Press story:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The developers of the long-delayed, $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced the cancellation of the multi-state natural gas project Sunday, citing uncertainties about costs, permitting and litigation.
Whether you agree or . . .
Using the fear factor: Trump, aided by Fox News and social media, may be winning the battle for the hearts and minds of Americans
A closer look at the coverage of the rumored antifa rally in Wheeling
It was on local news last night and the Wheeling Intelligencer’s homepage previewed its coverage yesterday on its homepage. This morning’s paper made it the top story:
Planned Protest in Wheeling Canceled After Rumors of Threats
A protest planned Tuesday afternoon in . . .
At yesterday’s coronavirus briefing, President Trump suggested ultraviolet light and injecting disinfectants as possible treatments for the coronavirus (with updates)
Trump covered other subjects -- his briefing is news and yet there is no mention of it in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer
Here is some video from yesterday’s briefing:
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!? pic.twitter.com/dx6yJVqnyF— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) April 23, 2020
As doctors and Lysol were quick to point out, drinking or injecting a disinfectant is an incredibly dangerous thing to do.
Did our morning “newspaper” cover any of this? . . .
On Friday, the Intelligencer wrapped-up a 7,500 word, six-part, front-page series on the pandemic
Unfortunately, it was the 1918 pandemic. Couldn’t this have been summarized in one story with the rest of space devoted to the 2020 pandemic?
Easter Bunny virus news
From Friday, page 7:
Easter Bunny Set . . .
Despite more news and greater coverage, our local congressman and local “newspapers” continue to ignore the story
Just out, from the San Francisco Chronicle:
Exclusive: Coronavirus cleanup crews on infected Navy ship using T-shirts for masks
Yesterday, in The Hill:
More than 200 sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt test positive for coronavirus
Yesterday, in Politico:
House panel to . . .