On Second Thought

Threats are a part of life but Thursday’s email was different

Thursday, businesses, schools and news media across 21 states received an email threat concerning a bomb being placed in or near their location. The text of the threat is included in a segment in this...

We’re throwing the biggest party in 150 years and you’re invited

If you have not received an invitation, feel free to contact KPA at 502-223-8821 or email me (dthompson@kypress.com) for a copy of the reservation card.

Max Heath to receive award from Ohio Newspaper Association

The Ohio Newspaper Association will be honoring Kentucky’s own Max Heath during its February convention. Here’s a note from Dennis Hetzel, executive director of ONA who of course was on the KPA Board when he...

December 31! That’s the deadline for Journalism Hall of Fame nominations so act quickly

The Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame recognizes Kentuckians who have made significant contributions to the profession of journalism. Nominees must be natives of Kentucky or journalists who have spent a significant portion of their careers...

Businesses, schools, media deal with veiled bomb threat, including the Appalachian News Express

(Editor’s Note: There was at least one Kentucky newspaper, the Appalachian News Express in Pikeville reporting it received the threat. We’ll send an update late today.)   By Mike Stunson and Morgan Eads, The Lexington...

Statue of first KPA President removed from outside Louisville Free Public Library

George D. Prentice termed anti-Catholic, pro-slavery, anti-foreigner By Thomas Novelly and Allison Ross, Louisville Courier Journal, Reprinted with permission   A controversial statue in downtown Louisville that has been vandalized and called racist was removed Tuesday. The statue...

Veno named State Journal managing editor

Veteran journalist and longtime Frankfort resident Chanda Veno has been named managing editor of The State Journal, succeeding Josh Bergeron. Bergeron is leaving to become editor of the Salisbury Post, a daily newspaper in North...

On Second Thought makes The Pioneer, oops, The Pionier

Last week’s story in On Second Thought about the apparent mistake in the spelling of the Dodge County (in Mayville, WI) Pionier made the news this week in The Pionier. Pionier vs Pioneer

Kentucky New Era begins new publication schedule

The Kentucky New Era has moved to a Tuesday through Saturday distribution schedule beginning this week. The paper will continue to publish five days a week, but those days will now be consecutive. The change...

What’s new on accesskpa.com?

(SHERIDAN, WY)     Eureka Energy Corporation announced this week that Roger Ford is scheduled to speak at the International Biomass Conference and Expo.  Ford, who is President of Eureka Energy Corporation, will speak on conversion of...

More mail sent this week than since email came on the scene?

I’m sure your outgoing mail, first class that is, has probably declined substantially each year as you and your staff find it easier to use email. That’s true on the KPA side, perhaps more so...

Courier Journal and ProPublica to launch state government investigation

From The Courier Journal The Courier Journal and the national nonprofit news outlet ProPublica will partner in a yearlong investigation of a Kentucky state government program, the news organizations announced Wednesday. ProPublica, a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning...

Selling Print Advertising: Sounds like the Jackson Five hit, ‘It’s easy as 1, 2, 3’

Come hear Peter Wagner, Friday, January 25, at the 2019 KPA 150th Anniversary Convention – Three Sessions – All at the Marriott East, in Louisville Selling print advertising – or anything else – is as...

Reynolds Journalism Institute accepting applications for 2019-20 Fellows

RJI is looking to advance new products, services, ideas and storytelling techniques with funding, mentoring, testing and promotion. RJI offers three types of fellowships. Residential fellows earn $80,000 and spend eight months at the Missouri...

Newspaper Academy: Slew of webinars on the horizon

Ryan Dohrn: 10 Ways to Exceed Your Sales Goals (50 minutes) Registration: msb.press/ryanads Jan 4, 2019 • 11:00 a.m Eastern / 10 Central / 8 Pacific 25-year media sales/marketing veteran, Ryan Dohrn has trained and...

Stuff happens so think about a new crisp, clean redesign

By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting You can hear Ed Henninger on Friday, January 25, at the 2019 KPA 150th Anniversary Convention   Sometimes a design just goes stale. Over the course of even just a...

Make your convention room reservations directly with the Marriott East/Louisville

Make you reservations now, directly with the hotel online at  https://book.passkey.com/e/49581682

Injury wreck causes outage; Advocate Messenger sets up temporary newsroom at Danville hotel

By Robin Hart, Email the author A two-vehicle wreck at the corner of South Fourth Street and Figg Alley Thursday morning caused a power outage and fire hazard in the building where The Advocate-Messenger is located. The...

Have you ordered ‘Still, We Speak’ yet? The discount price is still available

‘Still, We Speak,’ John Nelson’s look back at the first 150 years of the Kentucky Press Association, is about to go to press. There’s still time to pre-order your copy/ies at a discounted price. But...

Celebrate the 150th with a Silent Auction item from your part of the state

The 150th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, January 24, is going to be more than just a reception, dinner, dance and celebration of 150 years of the Kentucky Press Association. We want to use part of...