On Second Thought

Public Notice bill may be in the works; Police Body Cam legislation filed with KPA’s support

2018 Legislative session just passed halfway point   The 2018 Kentucky General Assembly reached its halfway point this week and today marks the 32nd day of the 60-day session. The 2018 session is scheduled to...

Synopsis on House Bill 373 sets off an alarm

(Just announced: The House of Representatives has assigned House Bill 373 to the House Judiciary Committee.) Each piece of legislation filed in the General Assembly comes with a synopsis of the bill, published on the...

Catherine Boone elected District 13 Board member

Catherine Boone, general manager of the Frankfort State Journal, has been elected to the KPA Board of Directors for District 13. The election was a result of Kim Woods being elected Vice President of KPA...

Special Election underway in District 14

With the news that Advocate Messenger publisher Larry Hensley has accepted a position with Schurz Communications and will be relocating to Indiana in a few days, KPA is in the process of a special election...

Caldwell to be interim publisher for Danville, Stanford

From The Advocate Messenger   Veteran journalist and Ashland native Michael Caldwell has been named interim publisher of The Danville Advocate-Messenger, Danville Living magazine, The Stanford Interior Journal and affiliated websites.  All are part of...

Sunshine Week: March 11 – 17

KPA members are encouraged to participate in Sunshine Week, an annual nationwide initiative to promote open government. This year’s Sunshine Week runs March 11-17. The goal of Sunshine Week is to spark a nationwide discussion...

Deadline is Feb. 19 for rooms, early bird at NNA Leadership Summit

The impact on printing costs is already being felt from the new duties on Canadian newsprint, which are being collected at the border NOW. Printers are hearing from paper producers that newsprint prices WILL go...

Cross speaks to Texas Press convention

Speech by Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism, University of Kentucky, at the 2018 TPA Midwinter Conference First time I’ve been to Galveston, but have been to Texas many times, and always...

Remember to make reservations for Hall of Fame luncheon

Mark your calendars now for the 2018 Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame luncheon and installation ceremonies. And watch On Second Thought for a list of the 2018 Class of Inductees and more information about the...

The Great Divide: Daily, weekly publishers view digital benefits quite differently

By Kevin Slimp During a keynote address at the Kansas Press Association convention in February, I presented the results of my annual survey of newspaper publishers in the U.S. and Canada for the first time....

Your help requested with the cost ($$$) of the Scripps Spelling Bee

The School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky hosts the Kentucky Scripps Spelling Bee on campus each year.This year’s bee in scheduled for March 3.  The School pays for the event fee,...

Beware of Meltdown and Spectre

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, the tech world has learned that a large portion of the world’s computer processors are vulnerable to a catastrophic flaw in an entire generation of computer...

Paxton Media adds NC paper to ownership

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. — Paxton Media Group of Kentucky is buying a newspaper in North Carolina. The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids reported it has been purchased by Paxton from Wick Communications. Paxton Media of Paducah...

Grimes & Company now Grimes, McGovern and Associates

W.B. Grimes & Company, a leading mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm serving the media, entertainment and professional sports industries, announced today that its Global Media, Events & Information Services Group, and its Newspapers Group...

Lessons learned as California newspaper experiments with podcasting

 By Jennifer Nelson, Reynolds Journalism Institute We asked newsrooms and ad agencies what they are doing today that they weren’t doing a year ago. Turns out quite a lot! This RJI series highlights some of...

News-Graphic offers Free Friday to website, thanks to local State Farm Agent

  Check out the Georgetown News Graphic online (http://www.news-graphic.com/) this (Friday) morning and you’ll be greeted with the ad above. It’s Free Friday access to all the news and happenings around Scott County.   A...

Hensley leaving Danville, KPA to return to Schurz; two Special Elections now underway

From Schurz Communications Larry Hensley has accepted the position of General Manager of Schurz Communications Inc.’s (SCI) Hoosier Times Group. He will begin his new role Monday, Feb. 26th. Hensley, who is currently publisher of The Advocate Messenger...

Josh Givens now a believer in Facebook Live! Residential fire gets 22,934 views and growing

There’s no connection here but we had Melony Shemberger, a professor at Murray State, do a session at the convention on Facebook Live. And while Josh Givens didn’t get a chance to attend Melony’s presentation,...

One Voice: Meeting the challenge of change

The following column by Sharon Burton is reprinted from the February 1, 2018, edition of the Adair County Community Voice in her column, One Voice I just ended a four-year term on the board of...

Woody, Chloe helping Cub Scout attain Webelo badge

Leigh Anne Florence, author of the Woody/Chloe series and most recently ‘Dog Paddling Across the Bluegrass,” gets all kinds of notes from teachers, parents and grandparents about her series with Kentucky’s most famous dachshunds. But...