The Journal (West Virginia newspaper)

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Ogden Newspapers
Publisher Craig Bartoldson
Editor David Emke[1]
Founded 1907
Language English
Headquarters 207 W. King St.
Martinsburg, WV 25401
 United States
Circulation 15,809 (Daily)[2]
16,851 (Sunday)[2]

The Journal is a daily newspaper based in Martinsburg, West Virginia and serving Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in the state's Eastern Panhandle. It is owned by Ogden Newspapers.[3]

The Journal was established as The Evening Journal in 1907 by Harry F. Byrd, a future U.S. Senator and governor of Virginia.[4] Byrd sold the paper in 1912 to associate Max von Schlegell, who sold it to H.C. Ogden in 1923.[4]

The newspaper changed its name in 1913 to The Martinsburg West Va. Evening Journal; in 1920, to The Martinsburg Journal; back to The Evening Journal in 1978; to The Morning Journal in 1990; and to its current name in 1993.[4]

H.C. Ogden's grandson, G. Ogden Nutting, began his newspaper career at The Martinsburg Journal as a reporter and news editor.[4] Nutting is the current publisher of Ogden Newspapers.[3]

In March 2013, Senator Joe Manchin was criticized for agreeing to an interview with The Journal but demanding that he would not be asked any questions about gun control or the Second Amendment.[5]


  1. ^ "Emke named editor of The Journal". The Journal. June 23, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "ACCESS ABC: eCirc for US Newspapers". Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Ogden Newspapers". The West Virginia Encyclopedia. May 29, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Martinsburg Journal". The West Virginia Encyclopedia. October 8, 2010. Retrieved November 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ Simpson, Connor (March 3, 2013). "Sen. Joe Manchin Really Doesn't Want to Talk About Guns". The Wire. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 

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