• Editor's Notepad

    EDITOR’S NOTEPAD may31.2020: Introductions

    GREETINGS. As you can see, the Village of Westvirginiaville is still being built. A few readers may recall this web address as my personal blog and curated guide to noteworthy stories set in and about West Virginia. I’ve since moved to TheStoryIsTheThing for my ‘portfolio’ site. (We need another word than ‘blog,’ which sounds like something a barking seal says.) That left Westvirginiaville open to fill a chasm in the current denuded state of West Virginia media. The Charleston Gazette-Mail, where I was a feature writer, editor, and multimedia producer for three decades, is a shadow of its former self and publishes only a handful of features anymore. (Just one…

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