On Second Thought

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from your KPA Staff

Your KPA Central Office staff wishes you a safe, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving. As you pause that day, give thanks for all the blessings you have received, all of the opportunities you have been given....

Prophesy comes true as city wastes taxpayer dollars to fight a newspaper

(Editor’s Note: The $66,840 stated in this report spent by the City of Danville to fight the Open Meetings violation was as of May, 2017. With the appeal to the Kentucky Supreme Court, you can...

1972 plane crash on this day included two Richmond Register employees

To read The Richmond Register’s story on the memorial, click here. Forty-five years ago today, on November 17, 1972, a Todd County plane crash took the lives of 10 prominent Madison County citizens. Two of...

Four State At-Large Board members named for 2018

Each year, the incoming KPA President gets to select up to four people from KPA member newspapers to serve as a State At-Large Board member during his/her term in office. State At-Large members are appointed...

Speaking of holidays, here’s the KPA Central Office schedule

In our Happy Thanksgiving wish to you, I mention the KPA Central Office being closed Thursday and Friday of next week for the staff to celebrate. We will be closing early on Wednesday, November 22...

Kentucky colleges not only ones withholding sexual assault files

Much has been written in the last few months about sexual assaults on Kentucky college campuses. No one expects colleges anywhere to be immune. But it appears wherever the college is located, how the universities...

Convention Rooms: We’ve made it easier to remember

We’ve sent, a couple of times, a link to the online room reservation process with the Lexington Hilton Inn for the 2018 KPA Winter Convention. It was a link no one could remember so we’re...

Obituaries

Todd Kleffman – Staff Writer, The Advocate Messenger http://newzgroup.com/PDFs/11-10/70124-10-25_A4001.pdf Kellee Dawn Edwards Whitlock – Reporter, Corbin Times Tribune, Harlan Daily Enterprise, Georgetown News Graphic http://newzgroup.com/PDFs/11-16/70253-11-13_6001.pdf Kellee’s husband John was also a reporter for some newspapers,...

Article praises The Rural Blog

By Melody Kramer, Wikimedia Foundation (Melody Kramer leads audience growth and development for the Wikimedia Foundation and frequently works with journalism organizations on projects related to audience development, engagement, and analytics.) In February 1942, The Atlantic...

SPJ/KGCA accepting Jennifer Schaaf Award nominations

The Bluegrass Chapter of the SPJ and the Kentucky Government Communicators Association (or more properly, the Kentucky Association of Government Communicators) are accepting nominations through Wednesday, November 22, for the Jennifer Schaaf Award. Only journalists...

Into the Issues: Presidential election made journalists, politicians take note of Rural America

By Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, University of Kentucky A year ago this month, Donald J. Trump surprised most of the world and probably himself by winning the presidential election. He...

Upcoming webinars designed for the newsroom

KPA participates with Online Media Campus, the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and Iowa Newspaper Foundation to offer members quality webinars are attractive prices. KPA members can sign up for these webinars for $35. Both webinars...

Postal rates hiked by inflation, but drastic increases in sack/tray, some bundle and piece rates outside-county

New prices effective January 21, 2018 By Max Heath, NNA Postal Chair/KPA Past President The Postal Service price-change filing, held to inflation by law for perhaps the last time, is once again benign for In-County...

Is your ‘designer’ a designer?

A designer can tell you why the nameplate at top works well…and why the one at bottom is awful.   By Ed Henninger, Newspaper Design Consultant   During a recent phone conversation with a publisher,...

Minnesota newspapers participate in whiteout campaign

By Sean Stroh, Editor & Publisher What if one day, all the news vanished from the front page? That’s what happened in Minnesota when several hundred newspapers agreed to run blank front pages as part...

Tools, tricks and tip sheet

4 tips for understanding statistics Reporting on academic research can push journalists out of the comfortable realm of words and into the less-familiar territory of numbers. Like it or not, though, statistics often comprise a...

Veterans Day 2017 – Saluting All Who Have Served

‘Pulse of America’ research survey will help drive advertising sales for you

KPA has partnered with Pulse Research, an industry leader in market research, to do a comprehensive survey of our members’ audiences.The Pulse of America survey captures shopping information and purchase intentions in over 600 business...

Woody, Chloe have doggone good time in Danville, Hodgenville

(With credit to David Greer for the headline) Kentucky’s infamous dachshunds, Woody and Chloe, are making their rounds to schools, libraries and even a water treatment plant as part of the celebration of the 2017...

So what do you need to be doing?

If you haven’t already, we have some assignments for you to fulfill. • If your newspaper has NOT completed the 2018 Rate and Data Form, you have until November 15 to submit the form. It’s...