On Second Thought

Problems may invade. They don’t have to advance! Reader questions and comments

Fourth in a series by Thomas L. Preston  This final column about school shooting prevention addresses first responder risks while also featuring reader comments and questions. By introducing a model approach in keeping various types...

Fleischaker Greene Scholars program wins SPJ Mark of Excellence, heads to national competition

Jon Fleischaker and Kim Greene received notice last week from Loup Langton at Western Kentucky University that a project they helped create and fund was honored at the Region 5 Society for Professional Journalists Conference...

Beyond Kings Island: new KPA member benefit through TicketsAtWork will take you where you want to go, what you want to see

TicketsAtWork is pleased to offer entertainment and travel discounts for both regional and nationwide attractions and events to all KENTUCKY PRESS ASSOCIATION members. Now you’ll have access to exclusive savings on not only Kings Island...

Will Wright’s articles used as example why more reporters are needed for the health of America’s democracy

By Steven Waldman and Charles Sennott Steven Waldman is president and co-founder of Report for America. Charles Sennott, co-founder of RFA, is chief executive of the GroundTruth Project. Shortly after starting as a newspaper reporter...

Eastern Progress files appeal with Kentucky Attorney General

By Jennifer K. Perkins, Eastern Progress After the (Eastern Kentucky University) Board of Regents denied allegations of violating the Kentucky Open Meetings Act during its closed session on March 19, The Eastern Progress submitted an...

Enquirer wins Pulitzer for heroin reporting; staff did session at KPA Convention on its series

BY DAN SEWELL, Associated Press The Cincinnati Enquirer’s weeklong examination of the many ways the heroin crisis is impacting its community has won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting. Cheers, hugs and champagne toasts swept the...

Cross contributes chapter in book about Trump presidency

Al Cross, director of the Institute of Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky, has drawn on his extensive background to contribute a chapter to Robert E. Gutsche Jr.’s ‘The Trump President,...

If it’s Friday, it must mean FREE access to www.news-graphic.com

  Looking for a way to increase traffic to your website and perhaps gain some subscribers. Today is Friday so that reminded me to keep an idea in front of you of a way to...

For Earth Day, or any time, here are ways you, your readers can repurpose newspapers

Remember: Earth Day is Sunday, April 22 While it may seem careless to throw away your newspaper, worry not: newspapers were not designed as a permanent medium. In nature, the sheets break down in six...

News Media Alliance schedules D.C. ‘Fly In’ to meet with Congress on newsprint tariff

Fly-In set for June 13-14 Publishers and other newspaper executives know more than anyone about the impact of newsprint tariffs on your newspaper’s ability to provide news and information to your local community.  You are...

Campbellsville hosts annual Media Appreciation Luncheon

Campbellsville University and its Department of Mass Communications held the annual Media Appreciation Luncheon Thursday, April 12. Some 180 media, faculty, staff and students attended the event and heard CNN senior Washington correspondent Joe Johns...

Today or tomorrow, 2018 Regular Session will finally ‘Sine Die’

Today marks the 59th day of the maximum 60-day Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. The legislators have been off the last two weeks for a “Veto Session,” to give the governor time to...

Doggone good idea raises funds for CNHI NIE programs

The Daily Independent in Ashland and a few of the other CNHI newspapers in Kentucky latched on to a doggone good idea and their NIE programs will certainly benefit from the canines entered in the...

6 inducted into Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame

        Photos courtesy of David Stephenson and Jordan Prather, University of Kentucky                                        ...

Dennis Brown: I am a community newspaper publisher

Reprinted from stateofnewspapers.com and with permission of the author, KPA Board Member Dennis K. Brown   By Dennis K. Brown, Vanceburg, Kentucky I have the best job in Lewis County. I tell people that frequently. I...

If you can easily read this, you probably worked in the linotype days

There’s an art to reading upside down. And, no, I don’t mean when standing on your head. I mean things that are on a person’s desk, facing away from you but you’re able to read...

KPA Boot Camp grad turns author; first book titled ‘And then I got bit by Tarzan’s monkey’

M.E. “Ellen” O’Day, a northern Kentucky resident who graduated from a KPA Journalism Boot Camp at Georgetown College in the early 2000s, is now an author. O’Day’s book, “And then I got bit by Tarzan’s...

40 high school athletes named to All-Resilient Team

From Tom Leach, ‘Voice of the Wildcats’ We are excited and proud to announce the latest edition of the tomleachky.com “All-Resilient Team,” which honors student-athletes from Kentucky high schools who had to overcome adversity to...

US publishers worry about pricier newsprint with new tariffs

Kentucky/Tennessee/Mississippi Associated Press Bureau Chief Adam Yeomans, who was negligently introduced by someone who shall remain anonymous, at the Winter Convention when he presented the 2017 AP Photographer of the Year Award, sent this story...

Great offer on columns, two per month, by Dave Barry and other top authors

KPA members get special rate for columns by bestselling authors  The Kentucky Press Association is excited to partner with “The Writer’s Notebook” to offer columns by popular authors such as Dave Barry, Ann Patchett, Joyce...