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.
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:
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 . . .
Posted in: yesterday's news tomorrow
Irrelevant news and "handling the truth"
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, . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .