Post and Courier acquires Steeplechase of Charleston 4/18/19

The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., is getting into the horse racing business, acquiring the ownership rights to Steeplechase of Charleston.

P.J. Browning, publisher of The Post and Courier, said at a Thursday announcement at The Dewberry that acquiring the event helps the media company to diversify its portfolio and invest in its community.

"It makes good business sense for all of us here to pay attention to the ways in which Charleston residents and visitors alike embrace our unique events," Browning said. "Thousands of people attend festivals around town each year, and there's every reason that this can and should happen with Steeplechase."

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Post and Courier publisher to lead state press association 4/9/19

PJ Browning, president and publisher of The Post and Courier in Charleston, was elected president of the South Carolina Press Association at the group's Annual Meeting Saturday at The Marriott in Columbia.

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Post and Courier launches subscriber Facebook group, offering more perks for readers 3/12/19

The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) has launched a new Facebook group exclusively for its subscribers – or what the paper calls its Insiders.

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'Twas the night before..... 1/8/19

By Robie Scott, director of audience development and community engagement, The Post and Courier

You think you know how the poem goes – and if you grew up anywhere in the United States, you can probably recite at least the first couple of lines.

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...

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HD Media announces leadership team 10/1/18

Reprinted from The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, W.Va.

With its acquisition of Charleston Newspapers Inc. and subsequent merger now complete, HD Media Co. LLC has announced its leadership team for the combined operations.

That team, or Operating Committee, will be responsible for overseeing operations of The Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, W.W.), owned by HD Media; the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail, which was owned by Charleston Newspapers Inc.; and several other publications.

The other publications include daily newspapers The Logan Banner and Williamson Daily News and the weekly newspapers Wayne County News, the Coal Valley News in Madison, the Independent Herald in Pineville, the Lawrence Herald and Putnam Herald. HD Media also publishes the bimonthly River Cities Magazine.

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The Post and Courier sees multitude of benefits with Olive Digital E-Edition 5/29/18

The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., recently switched its digital edition newspaper product to Olive Software ODN – dynamic e-edition. As part of The Post and Courier's overall digital strategy, the newspaper wanted to advance and enrich readers' digital experience and considerably grow its digital subscriber base and traffic.

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Longtime editor Rick Nelson named Post and Courier opinion editor 4/24/18

The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., has a new face in charge of its opinion pages. Charles Rowe recently retired after a decade as editorial page editor, and newsroom veteran Rick Nelson has taken over the role.

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HD Media closes purchase of Charleston Gazette-Mail, names new publisher 4/10/18

HD Media and Charleston Newspapers have closed on the sale of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, and a new publisher and executive editor have been named. For the first time in more than a century, the West Virginia newspaper is being published without a member of the Chilton family at the helm.

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HD Media to buy Charleston Gazette-Mail 3/9/18

HD Media, publisher of the Huntington (W.Va.) Herald-Dispatch, has been approved as the successful bidder to acquire the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail.

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Herald-Leader opening Pikeville bureau as part of alliance to boost Appalachian news 10/16/17

Reprinted from the Lexington Herald-Leader

The Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader will re-establish a reporting bureau in Pikeville next year as part of a partnership aimed at providing deeper news coverage in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia.

The Lexington-based newspaper is one of three regional news organizations partnering with the Galloway Family Foundation and The GroundTruth Project's new "Report for America" initiative to establish three yearlong fellowships in 2018 for emerging journalists. The other news organizations are West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

The three journalists will report directly to their respective news organizations and combine daily assignments with a longer, in-depth project that will be a collaboration of the three news organizations.

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