Gazette Wins Top Award for Digital Journalism

The Time Machine, the Vineyard Gazette’s online display of historical stories and photos, won Best Digital Innovation Award Thursday from the New England Society of Newspaper Editors.

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And Many More

On Monday, the Vineyard Gazette had a birthday, and on Tuesday it celebrated by inviting readers in.

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Picture This
What of the Vineyard as it lived and breathed had its being on the Gazette’s natal day, one hundred years ago, May 14?
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Vineyard Gazette Acquires Tourism Website MVOL

Martha’s Vineyard Online, the Island’s first and best-known tourism website at, has been acquired by the Vineyard Gazette.

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Past Gazette Homes Recall Tracings of Island Life
Henry Beetle Hough
Everything, including our culture, was very old fashioned in 1920. The location of the Gazette office, even, was on the second floor of a building, long since replaced by the liquor store and real estate modernities at the Four Corners, so called, at Main and North and South Water streets in Edgartown.
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Gazette Purchases Martha’s Vineyard Glossy Magazine
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The Vineyard Gazette announced late yesterday the purchase of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine from WEM Publishing Inc. The newspaper will take control of the magazine effective June 1.
William E. Marks, publisher and founder of the five-year-old publication, will bring out his last issue of the magazine late this month.
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The Gazette Launches Web Site on the Internet
Mark Alan Lovewell
The Vineyard Gazette has established a Worldwide Web page on the Internet. This service for customers and friends of the Vineyard gives readers from here and abroad an opportunity to connect to the newspaper in a new way.
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Richard Reston, Editor and Mentor, Retires After 28 Years with the Gazette
Julia Wells
It’s 10 p.m. on a Thursday night. Steve Durkee, the Gazette graphics director, is in Dick Reston’s office, his head stuck out the open skylight, smoking a cigarette. Dick is at his computer, writing headlines. Out in the newsroom, Chris Burrell is hunches over his own terminal, trying to get the tone just right on his West Tisbury backgrounder. I am rummaging around in the Gazette library looking for some poetry that will work for a skyline (the line of verse that runs across the top of the front page). I find an E.B. White quote about the virtue of delay for writers and I read it aloud to Chris, delaying him even more from finishing his story.
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Gazette's Editor and Publisher Plans to Retire; Names Successor
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Announcing his intent to retire as ed­itor and publisher of the Vineyard Gazette after more than 27 years at the newspaper, Richard Reston this week also named his successor.

Beginning in the middle of March, John W. Walter Jr., a former executive editor of the Atlanta Journal-Consti­tution, will arrive on the Island and take over the leadership role of the Gazette.

Mr. Walter, 56, was named editor and publisher of the Gazette and its other publications, Martha’s Vineyard Mag­azine and the Best Read Guide, after a search process that began early last fall.

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Transition at the Gazette: Computers Revolutionize Production Process
Nis Kildegaard
For the Vineyard Gazette, the change to a new production computer system this spring has been as profound as the transition, two decades ago, from hot metal type to offset printing.
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