On Second Thought

Kentucky at top of signatures on newsprint tariffs

Last week, I included a link to send a letter to the International Trade Commission chair opposing the proposed tariff on newsprint. The News Media Alliance was hoping for 10,000 signature to show wide support...

CNHI properties undergo active shooter training

From Denis House, London Sentinel Echo What would you do if someone came into your business and starting shooting? In light of the recent incident at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, where a gunman...

New Jersey spends $5 million to transform local media; it’s not really good news for our industry

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently approved dedicating $5 million to the Civic Information Consortium, a first-of-its-kind nonprofit with a mission to revive, strengthen and transform local media in New Jersey. Legislation that will create...

Marshall County, other students to protest Oliver North’s visit to western Kentucky

Contact: Bobbie Foust, 270-703-6839, email: bobbiefoust@gmail.com    Western Kentucky students, most from Marshall County, will “just say no” to Oliver North when he appears at a Republican rally on Aug. 3. The event is a political preliminary...

Who says there aren’t jobs with newspapers? — publisher, media consultant, reporters, publication manager for KSBA and even a managing editor need in Alabama

Shelbyville seeking publisher The Sentinel-News is seeking a publisher for its Shelbyville newspaper. The Sentinel-News publishes a semi-weekly newspaper on Wednesday and Friday with a circulation of over 5,500, a weekly TMC with circulation of...

Wanted man’s picture on Independent’s Facebook Page leads to apprehension

Putting an escapee’s photo on the Salyersville Independent’s Facebook Page paid off quickly for the Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office. SALYERSVILLE – Three are behind bars now after one woman allegedly tried to sell methamphetamine in...

A tussle over airspace. Could news drones be collateral damage?

From Reynolds Journalism Institute There’s a movement afoot that would severely limit how drones can be used – and it would essentially make using a drone for journalism illegal in many cases. Judd Slivka, director...

LMA to host Women in Local Media Summit in conjunction with Media Transformation 2018

Half-day event to take place on September 25 in Kansas City The Local Media Association invites you to join them for an open, honest and productive discussion in Kansas City this fall. The Women in...

Peter Wagner: Printed publications continue to evolve and fill need

The biggest problem publishing newspapers today is public perception. Every newspaper, from the largest metro to the smallest family-owned community weekly, is judged by the actions of all the others. If a large chain decides...

One way to handle advertisers who resist change

By John Foust, Raleigh, NC Colleen is a veteran ad manager who has worked with just about every type of advertiser. “One of the most challenging prospects was a second-generation owner of a building supply...

Bevin administration ordered to pay nearly $33,000 for withholding public records

By Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal Kentucky taxpayers must pay nearly $33,000 in court costs and penalties because Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration improperly withheld information about the investment of public money in a private company. Franklin Circuit...

Contests are just around the corner; start getting ready

  In just a month or less, we’ll start filling email inboxes with information about the 2018 KPA News and KPA Advertising contests. Yep, it’s almost that time again, so start thinking about stories and...

Contest banquets schedule will change for 2019

January, 2019, will be the celebration of KPA’s 150th anniversary and we’re planning a huge gala for Thursday, January 24, at the Marriott East in Louisville. The gala will be that evening, with a reception...

Shooting strikes home for former News-Graphic reporter

By Mike Scogin, Georgetown News-Graphic When former News-Graphic reporter and photojournalist Nancy Royden first heard about the Capital Gazette newspaper shooting last week in Maryland, she scoured the initial news reports anxiously. Sadly, Royden soon...

The Capital shootings brought memories of Standard Gravure

On a personal note:  In the last three decades, there have been numerous shootings around the country that have taken countless number of victims. In schools, in shopping centers, college and university campuses, work places....

For workplace safety, short-term fixes matter but they’re not enough

(Editor’s note: Randy Van Dyne, executive director of the All Hazards Training Center at the University of Findlay, Ohio, spoke at the 2018 Ohio News Media Association convention on workplace security and wrote this column at...

Jobe reappointed to KET Board

KPA Vice President, Jeff Jobe, has been reappointed to the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television Board of Directors. Gov. Matt Bevin made the announcement Thursday. He will serve for a term expiring June 30, 2022....

July 14 – Another effective date for legislation

How many effective dates can there be for legislation passed during a General Assembly? Already there have been a couple and a third is on the horizon. Some took effect immediately upon the governor’s signature...

Closing in on 10,000 signatures

As of Thursday morning, Paul Boyle, senior VP for Public Policy at the News Media Alliance, said there are 8,918 signatures on the petition as the industry strives to reach a goal of 10,000.  Please keep...

Have you checked accesskpa.com lately?

If not, then you’re missing: 2018-06-29 Dewayne Perkins, Edgewood Mobile Homes, Inc., Williamsburg, KY Wins 2018 Salesperson of the Year 2018-06-29 Parkplace Homes, LLC, London, KY wins 2018 Retailer of the Year 2018-06-29 Hickory Acres...