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Honoring Jon Fleischaker: ‘A Champion for Transparency and the First Amendment’

Jon Fleischaker, the foremost authority on Open Government in Kentucky, author of the Open Meetings and Open Records laws, and KPA general counsel, is being honored October 19 by the National Council of Jewish Women...

Is Western giving national journalism award the silent treatment?

You won’t find out about this award from Western Kentucky University’s administration. You can go to http://www.wku.edu/mediarelations/ and search all of the news releases the school has issued in the last several years. And, unless you know...

Journalist who led efforts to open records about abused children to receive Madison Award

A journalist whose reporting on the deaths of children abused or murdered while under the supervision of a state agency is the 2017 recipient of the James Madison Award for Service to the First Amendment...

APME’s NewsTrain brings affordable digital training nearby on October 21

For just $85, get a full Saturday of training in social, mobile, video and data in suburban Columbus, Ohio, at APME’s NewsTrain on Oct. 21. The workshop sessions — requested by a committee of local...

The Cardinal sets up GoFundMe Page

The Louisville Cardinal has set up a GoFundMe Page in an effort to raise funds for staff training, to repair its server and for other expense measures the student publication will face in the near...

Welch named publisher of Paxton’s Southern Kentucky Newspaper Group

Madisonville Messenger publisher, Rick Welch, has been named group publisher overseeing Paxton Media Group’s Southern Kentucky Newspaper Group.   The Southern Kentucky Newspaper Group consists of the Franklin Favorite and WFRN radio in Franklin, the News-Democrat...

Special Day set aside to recognize unsung portion of the newspaper industry

Each year, we recognize the accomplishments of newspaper carriers who are working hard to get the newspaper into the hands of our readers. This year, the newspaper industry has designated Saturday, October 7, 2017, as International...

NNWeek materials will be available September 25

National Newspaper Week, a special celebration set aside each year to honor and recognize the nation’s newspaper industry, is set for October 1-7. This will be the 77th annual National Newspaper Week, a project of...

Papers, one university step up to sponsor high schools

Each year, some KPA members newspapers and at least one university step forward to sponsor local or area high schools in the Kentucky High School Journalism Association. We could end up with around 100 schools...

University of Louisville pulls funding from student newspaper. Could this mean the end?

By Thomas Novelly, The Courier-Journal The University of Louisville could soon be the only college in the Atlantic Coast Conference without a campus newspaper. Amid the university’s $48-million budget shortfall, school officials told the student journalism staff...

Public agencies turning the tables, suing records requestors; list includes Kentucky college journalists

http://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article172949091.html Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters BY RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press IOWA CITY, IOWA  An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data...

UL slashes commitment to The Louisville Cardinal student newspaper

You should be able to click on the file below to get a full-screen version of this story in The Louisville Cardinal. UL has notified the student newspaper by email that its funds to the...

Clabes to deliver First Amendment address; UK to honor eight grads for outstanding careers

The State of the First Amendment Address will be delivered by UK alumna Judith G. Clabes (JOU ‘67) on Thursday, September 28 at 6 p.m. in the UK Athletic Association Auditorium located in the William...

Support local high school journalism with a membership in KHSJA

As a new school year starts in our state, Kentucky newspapers again have the opportunity to sponsor their local high schools in the Kentucky High School Journalism Association. KPA established KHSJA 21 years ago to...

National Newspaper Week is approaching; material available starting September 25

The 77th anniversary of National Newspaper Week (NNW) runs October 1-7. The annual observance celebrates and emphasizes the impact of newspapers to communities large and small all over. Material will be available for download beginning...

Statement of Ownership deadline just around the corner: File by Sept. 29 then publish subsequently

October 1 is the deadline for paid distribution newspapers to file the Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation form (PS Form 3526) with your postmaster. Since Oct.1 falls on a Sunday this year, plan to submit...

Into the Issues: With all the competition out there, it might be time to revisit having a motto, slogan

By Al Cross Does your newspaper have a motto? Or a slogan? Do you know the difference? Mottoes, slogans and marketing pitches were common in the days when most big newspapers had competition, as they...

Webinars for KPA members at discounted prices

For more information and to register for any of the Online Media Campus webinars below, go to https://www.onlinemediacampus.com     Headlines That Pop! – Thursday, Sept. 21 | 2-3 p.m. Eastern/1-2 p.m. Central How to...

Craigs to be honored October 12 with Al Smith Award

Ryan and Larry Craig, a nephew and his late uncle, are the winners of the 2017 Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism by Kentuckians. The Craigs will be honored Oct. 12 at...

Revenue Models That Work: Challenge of creating the most engaging content while maintaining profits

By Jennifer Nelson, Reynolds Journalism Institute, nelsonjenn@rjionline.org                                                          ...