2020 vision for State News includes politics

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Happy New Year! We are expecting 2020 to be quite busy, starting with the return of the General Assembly this month and coverage of the candidates in this big election year. Delaware State News state government and political reporter Matt Bittle said he […]

Biggs debuts ‘Ripped from the Headlines’ photojournalism exhibit

DOVER — The Biggs Museum of American Art will feature the visual storytelling of newspapers and magazines from throughout the greater Delmarva region in its first major exhibition on photojournalism starting today, entitled “Ripped from the Headlines: Photojournalism in Delaware.” News publishers are among the nation’s oldest and most revered image makers. Differing from other […]

Staff changes will better serve Delaware State News, monthly papers

DOVER — A number of staff changes took effect in late summer to better serve advertising clients of the Delaware State News and its companion publications in Kent and Sussex counties. Those include The Chronicle, Sussex Post, Greater Dover Extra and Smyrna Extra. Longtime employee Jenny Keim now is responsible for handling support for advertising […]

Digital subscriptions will help preserve our journalism

DOVER — Starting Nov. 4, visitors to DelawareStateNews.net will be limited to five stories per month unless they opt to subscribe. Last week, we posted a message on our website to alert readers to this important change. For our current subscribers, there is no additional cost. Anyone with a seven-day or Sunday print subscription already […]

Delaware State News survey closed

Editor’s note: The survey closed on Oct. 15 Thank you for your participation. DOVER — The Delaware State News marked its 66th anniversary as the first daily newspaper in the capital of the First State on Saturday. As you’ll read later in this column, we started with a pledge that we would make this your […]

Piece of State News history brings Christmas joy

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** It was Christmas Eve 2017 that this editor wrote a piece on a former Delaware State News editor with a legendary Christmas spirit. James C. Wickes, the editor of the then-weekly in the early half of the 20th century, wowed local readers and […]

Delaware State News, sister papers collect MDDC Press honors

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Delaware State News won two best-in-show awards and collected several other honors Friday at the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association’s annual awards luncheon Friday in Annapolis, Maryland. The Delaware State News advertising and graphics team won the two best-in-show awards in advertising categories. Sue Short and Heather Cregar were honored for a small […]

Letter to the Editor: Standing with journalists

The Delaware Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America commends the decision by Time Magazine to name “The Guardians” who fight against the War on Truth as the “Person of the Year.” Whether covering events at a city hall, a state house, or a nation’s capital, journalists who strive to report facts and bring […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Newspaper helps preserve First Amendment

The announcement that we are celebrating National Newspaper Week caused me to pause and ponder what it meant to me. Early each weekday morning on the way to catch the DART 301 bus to Wilmington, I stop at the end of my lane to retrieve my daily subscription to the Delaware State News. What a […]

Journalism matters

DOVER — Wright Robinson has been in my thoughts the last few days. He was owner, publisher and editor of The Leader, Seaford’s weekly newspaper. His newspaper career spanned nearly eight decades. The man had ink in his blood. For a short while, I was editor of The Leader & State Register and enjoyed our […]