On Second Thought

Intern responds to indictment of news media being liberally biased

“In this newsroom, we all have different political beliefs but respect each other,” I wrote. “What we all have in common is that we’re biased against the things that harm the community we serve, and...

Intern’s experience reflects exactly why KPA established the program in 1993

Editor’s Note: Back in 1993, KPA established an internship program with newspapers. Until that time, KPA was giving scholarships to help students defray the cost of their education. Students used the funds, $1,000 per year,...

Summer is no pool time for this professor

For all those people who think college journalism professors get to spend their summers relaxing by the pool, think again. Leigh Landini Wright, assistant professor of journalism at Murray State, is spending much of July...

Get ready for Contests Time in the Bluegrass!

Hopefully, before August 1 rolls around, you’ll be receiving an email from me that it’s time to get registered for the 2017 Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers and 2017 Advertising Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contests. Yep,...

Obituaries — Janine Mura; Charlene Staats

JANINE MURA Janine Mura, 51, passed away July 3, 2017 at University Hospital. She was born on March 22, 1966 in Patterson, New Jersey. Janine was a Principal Engineer – Toxic and Restricted Substance for...

Jobs aplenty at dailies, weeklies across Kentucky

General Assignment Reporter, The State Journal, Frankfort Sports/General Assignment Reporter, Springfield Sun Reporter, Mayfield Messenger Sports Reporter, Mountain Advocate, Barbourville Real-time news reporter, Lexington Herald-Leader Publisher/Regional Manager, Oldham Era, Henry County Local Reporter, Corbin Times...

Taking a closer look at your design: Part 1

By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting   When was the last time you gathered your staff and took a close look at your newspaper’s design? Is it working for your readers? Is it easy to produce...

Another KPA Intern experience: Dialing down the impatience

By Jana Wiersema, Asbury University Intern for West Kentucky News When I started applying for summer jobs in December, I never dreamed I’d actually find a job doing what I like. I assumed I’d end...

Appalachian Newspapers purchases Floyd County Times, Hazard Herald

Appalachian News-Express Staff Report As part of its ongoing efforts to provide quality local news content throughout Central Appalachia, Appalachian Newspapers Inc., which publishes the “Appalachian News-Express,” announced Thursday that the company has completed the acquisition...

Those pesky watermarks on jail mugshots may be back

Have had a couple of reports that the red watermarks diagonally on jail mugshots are showing up on the photos again. We worked on this a couple of years ago with the Kentucky Jailers Association...

Hopkinsville Prepares for its Day in (and without) the Sun

By Terri Johnson, Editor, Kentucky City A publication of the Kentucky League of Cities/KPA Associates Division Member   City will host The Vatican’s Observatory Director, NASA officials and NASA broadcast truck   You may know...

MSU prof authors chapter in Social Media/Crisis Communication book

Dr. Melony Shemberger, assistant professor at Murray State University, posted on her Facebook Page that her chapter, “Nonprofit Organizations’ Use of Social Media in Crisis Communication,” is featured in a new book released this week....

Vendors can display their wares at 2018 KPA Trade Show and Convention

We’re halfway through 2017 already and that means we’re headed toward January, 2018, and the 149th Convention and Trade Show for the Kentucky Press Association. Newspapers from across the state will be descending on Lexington,...

Who says there are no newspaper jobs available?

Sports Reporter, Mountain Advocate, Barbourville Real-time news reporter, Lexington Herald-Leader Publisher/Regional Manager, Oldham Era, Henry County Local Reporter, Corbin Times Tribune Editor, Ashland Daily Independent Sports Editor/Reporter, Glasgow Daily Times Sales Professionals, Glasgow Daily Times...

Financial success depends on strong newspaper

By Peter Wagner, N’West Iowa Review Whenever the conversation turns to printed newspaper vs. digital publication my comment is always the same: The delivery platform isn’t as important as the information being delivered. In an...

Newspapers in W KY gearing up for solar eclipse Aug. 21

  August 21, 2017.  That’s a date that’s been on the schedules of newspapers and hundreds of thousands of people for who knows how long. That’s the day a solar eclipse fans across the country...

Looks like a Public Notice Parade heading to legislative committee meeting

There’s a pretty long list of groups, including of course KPA, that will be commenting on Public Notice Advertising when the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government meets July 26. You’d expect KPA, the Kentucky...

High School Basketball Hall of Fame ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled

The ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame is set for noon, Friday, July 21. The facility is located at 212 West Dixie Avenue in downtown Elizabethtown. All...

Intern Experience – Katie Hess, Dawson Springs Progress

By Katie Hess, Eastern Kentucky University Interned with The Dawson Springs Progress  Already being out of natural element with traveling four hours from the city I grew up in to a small town in Western Kentucky,...

Judge says UK violated Open Records law, orders documents turned over

By John Cheves, jcheves@herald-leader.com The University of Kentucky violated the state’s Open Records Act by improperly withholding documents about a failed business deal between UK HealthCare and a Hazard cardiology firm from the Herald-Leader, Fayette Circuit Judge Pamela...