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KPA Board gets ‘behind the scene’ tour of Kentucky Historical Society; handles original Kentucky Constitution

  The Kentucky Press Association Board of Directors held its Spring meeting April 18 at the Kentucky Historical Society in downtown Frankfort. The history center is located just two blocks from where KPA began on...

Checking out the Constitution

KPA Board members got to see the actual 1792 Kentucky Constitution, in fact hold the book that contains it.  

From the active shooter training, Leader-News takes steps to increase security, prepare employees

From Josh Givens, Editor, Central City Leader-News Wanted to share with you that the Leader-News has taken steps to better prepare our employees and increase security at our offices in Central City. I was very...

Into the Issues: Headline mostly accurate but didn’t tell the whole story

By Al Cross Al Cross edited and managed rural newspapers before covering politics for the Louisville Courier Journal and serving as president of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is a journalism professor at the...

Judge: Bevin administration must release records of alleged harassment, pay CJ legal costs

By Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal The administration of Gov. Matt Bevin “willfully” withheld public records about sexual harassment and discrimination alleged by a former top social services official, Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Wednesday. As a result, the...

‘Truth in Our Times:’ An interview with David McGraw scheduled for May 14 in Louisville

 

Shorter is better

By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting So…how does design affect readability? And how does writing affect design? Take a look at the two stories in the illustration with this column. Which do you think will be...

What to do with too many images

 By EDWARD MCCAIN , Reynolds Journalism Institute Edward McCain, Digital Curator of Journalism, leads the Journalism Digital News Archive (JDNA), which addresses issues of access and preservation of digital news collections. RJI digital curator Edward McCain begins quest...

Steve Gaines elected District 4 Board member

Steve Gaines, editor of the Bowling Green Daily News for the last five years, is now the District 4 elected KPA/KPS Board representative. He had served the first three months of 2019 as a State...

Overby named GM/editor at Central Kentucky News Journal

John Overby has been named general manager/editor of the Central Kentucky News-Journal in Campbellsville. As GM/Editor, Overby will be responsible for the operational oversight, coaching and leadership of the newspaper’s staff in the development and...

Former KPA intern now wearing editor’s hat at two LCNI newspapers

Trimble Banner editor Jacob Blair is wearing a second editor’s hat. Following the departure of editor Kristin Beck, Blair has assumed the editor’s role at The News-Democrat and will continue in the role at the...

Northern Kentucky U. hosting two journalism events on April 18

Northern Kentucky University is hosting two journalism events on Thursday, April 18. The events are sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern Kentucky University’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement and NKU’s College of...

Dave LaBelle entertains at Campbellsville’s Media Appreciation Luncheon

Dave LaBelle, noted photographer, professor, author, storyteller and preacher, was the guest speaker Thursday at Campbellsville University’s Media Appreciation Luncheon. It was the 15th annual luncheon to recognize regional and even state media, a thank...

Pending Mueller release means speaker change for annual Joe Creason Lecture

From the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information Peter Baker has been forced to back out of the Joe Creason Lecture in Journalism, because of the impending release of the Mueller report, but...

EKU SPJ Chapter to hold memorial for journalists killed on the job in 2018

From the Society of Professional Journalists Bluegrass Chapter EKU’s Society of Professional Journalists will host a memorial for the journalists who were killed on the job in 2018 in the Meditation Chapel at 9:30 a.m....

Judge orders state to pay legal fees for Center for Investigative Reporting

From WFPL.org The Kentucky Labor Cabinet “willfully” withheld open records and must pay attorney’s fees and penalties to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, a judge ruled Tuesday. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip J. Shepherd...

NNA proposes wage alternative plan

By NNA President Andrew Johnson Publisher, Dodge County (WI) Pionier The federal Department of Labor is proposing an increase in the base salary level of exempt employees who work primarily by salary and do not...

AI isn’t taking journalists’ jobs. It is making them smarter and more efficient

By Jim Flink Jim Flink works with the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), focusing on best practices in mobile, video news content and production, as well as distribution and monetization strategies. Utopian or dystopian? When it...

Balltrip, Caudill, Lowery inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame

Two past presidents of the Kentucky Press Association — Tom Caudill and the late Steve Lowery — and the late Ewell Balltrip, who had been publisher of the Middlesboro Daily News and Harlan Daily Enterprise,...

Senate bill signed into law allows record requests to be made by fax, email; final report on legislation KPA monitored, supported, opposed

When the legislation approved by the Kentucky General Assembly and signed into law by the governor takes effect, public records can also be requested by facsimile or by email. Senate Bill 230 was approved unanimously...