On Second Thought

Two Special elections on the horizon; Dave Eldridge leaves Richmond Register, KPA Board

We were already in the process of preparing paperwork for a Special Election in District 13 and now there’s a second one about to begin. That will happen for District 14. Last month, Catherine Boone,...

Lexington decision to not recycle paper products, including newspapers, affects much of Central Kentucky

By Beth Musgrave, Lexington Herald-Leader Lexington will no longer recycle paper products, effective immediately, city officials announced Tuesday. That means office paper, newspapers, magazines, cereal boxes, paper rolls and other paper-based products should be put...

Would you like to be queen/king for a day? How about ‘Journalist of the Year?’

Ok, that went right over the head of many of you because you’re much to young to remember the TV game show that opened with the announcer hollering, “Would YOU like to be Queen (King)...

Sale saves Big Sandy News from closing

May 1 the Big Sandy News was scheduled to close its doors and shut down a weekly newspaper that dated back to 1885. But some last minute discussions kept the operation going to see if...

KPNS signs up 100th participating newspaper

News from David Greer this week that the Middlesboro Daily News is signing paperwork to become part of the Kentucky Press News Service (KPNS). Recently, the Hazard Herald signed its agreement to participate and new...

Another offer for D-Day’s 75th anniversary June 6

Last week, we made available to all KPA members three columns and four pictures of war journalist Ernie Pyle. The offer came from the Ernie Pyle Museum in Indiana with the columns and pictures available...

Kentucky State Police sues WDRB in effort to hide investigative records

 By Jason Riley, Travis Ragsdale, WDRB-TV FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) – Kentucky State Police has filed a lawsuit against WDRB News in an attempt to keep hidden internal investigations of troopers and other documents sought by reporters. In April,...

Hold your horses! Maybe it’s time to step back and take a breath

By Kevin Slimp, kevinslimp.com If you’ve heard me speak at a conference over the past two or three months, you’ve heard me discuss the differences between newspapers. For someone as young as I am (no...

UK journalism professor takes aim at bosses in federal lawsuit

By Linda Blackford, Lexington Herald-Leader University of Kentucky journalism professor Buck Ryan has sued four top officials at UK, saying they defamed him and then retaliated against him when he fought their efforts to fire...

As retirement looms, Ed Henninger looks back at some of his best columns

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, Henninger Consulting COME JUNE 1, I will have...

Fellowships to learn about ‘Cash Register Justice’ available from John Jay College Center on Media

If you read about criminal justice, you know that the U.S. incarcerates more individuals per capita than any other nation.  But did you know that a large percentage of the incarcerated are behind bars because they...

Ernie Pyle Museum offering 3 columns, 4 photos as 75th anniversary of D-Day approaches

His columns and photos are available to use as you wish The 75th anniversary of D-Day is an appropriate time for us to recall the sacrifices made by those serving and who had served in...

With Memorial Day near, remember to use photos of soldiers from your county killed in Vietnam

It was mentioned last week and with Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) not far away, I wanted to remind you about accessing the pictures of soldiers from your county who were killed in Vietnam. All...

Future of Transylvania student news site, ‘The Rambler,’ in doubt after school stops payments

By Linda Blackford, Lexington Herald-Leader lblackford@herald-leader.com   Students and administrators at Transylvania University are battling over the future of the school’s digital news site, The Rambler. The student journalists who work at The Rambler have stopped...

Newspaper Leadership Summit will kick off NNA Convention

The National Newspaper Association will hold its 2019 Convention in Milwaukee and as a kick-off event, NNA and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association are co-sponsors of a Leadership Summit. It will be a stand-alone event, allowing...

Was it postponed or canceled? There’s a world of difference and they aren’t interchangeable

It’s a pet peeve I’ve had for quite a while and have meant to mention it before. But I’ve put it off, postponed it as such. Didn’t want to cancel the need to mention it,...

Obituaries: John Filiatreau; Sharman Moore

LOUISVILLE —  John Filiatreau, 69, of Louisville, passed away from a heart attack on Monday, May 6, 2019. John was an esteemed journalist and columnist for The Courier-Journal during the Bingham years, and a writer with Presbyterian Church USA. He was...

Her ‘retirement’ was short-lived as newspaper staff had to cover shooting at UNCC

Sports writer for ‘Niner Times’ was one of those who suffered life-threatening injuries By Emma Way, Charlotte (NC) Magazine Three hours before a shooting was first reported on University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s campus, Alexandria Sands...

New Orleans Times-Picayune lays off its entire staff

By Aaron Murch Following the sale of Pulitzer prize-winning newspaper the New Orleans Times-Picayune to a local competitor, the entire staff of the 182-year-old newspaper was told their jobs would be eliminated in 60 days. The media...

Student intern talks about what he learned working for a newspaper that failed

From Jennifer Nelson, Reynolds Journalism Institute Thought your readers might be interested in a post about what one student learned from a failed newsletter at a newspaper he interned at this semester. “I may have...