Thursday, August 20, 2015

Rural publisher awarded West Virginia Press Association's highest individual honor

Andy Kniceley, publisher of the weekly Preston County News & Journal and daily Exponent Telegram, recently earned the Adam R. Kelly Premier Journalist Award, the top individual honor awarded by the West Virginia Press Association, reports the News & Journal. Both papers are part of the Clarksburg Publishing Company’s media group. Knicely, whose father worked for 43 years for Charleston Newspapers on the production side, is a 30-year veteran of the newspaper business. (West Virginia Press Association photo by Dalton Walker: Andy Knicely with the Adam R. Kelly Premier Journalist Award)

"In honoring Kniceley, press association President Don Smith pointed out that there have been few members so well liked and respected as Kniceley, who he said is always willing to help other newspapers and the association grow audience," reports the News & Journal. "Smith also pointed out that Kniceley is recognized as an industry leader for his innovative marketing ideas and for his involvement in the communities in which he has worked."

Brian Jarvis, president of The Exponent Telegram, which is also owned by Clarksburg Publishing, said, “The Adams R. Kelly Award honors commitment to community journalism. It symbolizes the success that Andy has earned with hard work, leadership and passion. We are proud to have him as part of The Exponent Telegram team and look forward to what the future holds." (Read more)

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