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The Saturday Intelligencer: more PR releases as news

The paper needs a more up-to-date explanation of what they are

Two more today

Two days ago, I documented how half of the stories on its front page were word-for-word public relations releases. Today, we get more of the same.

West Virginia University puts out daily PR releases – you can read them here. If you scroll down far enough, you’ll find today’s word-for-word Intelligencer article . . .

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December 14, 2019

Taking the “new” out of “newspaper”

Two old (October) stories featured on today’s front pages

1. An October 22 PR release from WVU gets front-page coverage

Here’s a screenshot of the original:

Silvrback blog image

Here’s that same press release (word-for-word) on the front page of today’s Wheeling newspapers:

WVU Extension Service Program Helps Youth Struggling With Weight, Pre-Diabetes

2. E-Tablets . . .

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December 12, 2019

Weekend front pages and a righteous Mike Myer column

Irrelevant news and "handling the truth"

Saturday

Trump barely makes the front page

As noted in my previous post, President Trump was only referenced once in Friday's Wheeling Intelligencer -- on the last page of the paper in an article about the Kentucky governor's race. Despite Friday being an especially newsworthy day in the impeachment hearings, . . .

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November 17, 2019

Reading the front page of the Wheeling Intelligencer on a holiday

Can we find anything newsworthy?

The Bransfield story and yesterday’s Washington Post story

This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer featured Ogden reporter Steven Allen Adams’ report on Ogden-favorite and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s ongoing battle with the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. If you look toward the end of the Morrisey coverage, . . .

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July 04, 2019

“News sure travels slowly in these here parts”

The Wheeling Intelligencer once again demonstrates its commitment to bringing us the news in a timely manner

Covering Wheeling Heritage's renewal

At the top of the front page of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer is this headline:

National Parks Service: Wheeling Heritage Re-Authorized

Reporter Joselyn King tells us:

The National Parks Service deemed Wheeling Heritage worthy of continued . . .

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June 17, 2019

The Google dictionary tells us that "news" is “newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events”

And Monday’s Wheeling papers now rival the Sunday News-Register for lack of it

Regular readers of this blog are familiar with my frequent complaint of the lack of any news in the Sunday Wheeling News-Register. The Monday papers now appear to be getting to that same point.

Today's front page

At the top of the front-page of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer is this headline:

Drivers . . .

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May 20, 2019

Today's Wheeling News-Register takes the “news” out of “newspaper”

Nothing on yesterday’s important school personnel vote but today’s front page did cover events from last Tuesday

Here was the top story on this morning’s WV MetroNews site:

Education workers give union leaders work action “authorization” in statewide vote

And at the top of the front page of today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:

'It feels like deja vu'

With the subheadline:

One year after . . .

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February 10, 2019

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