The Exponent-Telegram is the daily newspaper in Clarksburg, West Virginia. It currently publishes on a 7-day morning basis.


The Telegram was founded in 1861 as a weekly and went daily in 1902. The Exponent was founded — originally as the News — in 1910 and changed its name to The Exponent in 1920. The two papers came under common ownership and became daily morning and afternoon newspapers, respectively (with a combined Sunday edition), in 1927. (Virgil Highland, one of the owners of The Telegram, was instrumental in the merger of the two under the Clarksburg Publishing Co., also formed in 1927. He became company president.) In 2001, the papers merged. [2]