USPS WANTS ADVERTISING FROM NEWSPAPERS

This comes from Tonda Rush at NNA and our own Max Heath, as NNA Postal Chair. Shared it earlier this week with publishers and circulation directors and asked them to respond to Tonda and Max so NNA and NAA (Newspaper Association of America, primarily for dailies) can mount a lobbying effort against the plan. The top part is from Tonda […]

REVAMPING THE CONTESTS

At the April Board meeting, we discussed the KPA Ad Contest and I think found some language, requirements that need to be changed, what with the move to electronic entering and judging. I agree that needs to be done and after thinking about it, we need to look at the same issues in the Fall news contest. So over the […]

ALL’S QUIET ON THE CENTRAL OFFICE FRONT

Let’s see – Teresa is in Minneapolis for a meeting of state press service ad directors; David Greer’s at a ham radio convention in Dayton, Ohio; David Spencer is spending a few days with some friends at a state park; and Rachel’s taking a vacation day. Forty percent of the staff is gone today, or should I say only 60 […]

I LOVE YOUR ACCENT; NO, I DON’T HAVE ONE BUT YOU DO

That’s kinda the way a conversation went yesterday with a producer for a London, England, firm wanting to do a documentary in the U.S. She contacted me wanting to know of any freelance journalists in far Western Kentucky who might be able to do some research in preparation of her producing this documentary. During the conversation, she said she loved […]

MORE ON PUBLIC NOTICES

From some reason, Thursday was the day to start finding all kinds of references to public notices and the efforts to get those out of newspapers and into another venue, such as online publications. Reading and then following links, I found a site that has chronicled state and local government efforts to move notices from newspapers. The references – nine […]

NEWS RELEASES, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

To get a little more mileage for news release clients and to keep the KPA Facebook and Twitter pages active, David Spencer developed a way to use Facebook and Twitter to draw attention to news releases we post on accesskpa.com. But the format left a little to be desired. It had the link to accesskpa.com on it twice before getting […]

FALL CHAPTER SERIES

We’ve posted the information about the fall chapter series with Chloe and Woody – www.kypress.com/nie — and I think we’ve had several sign up already. David Spencer is taking a couple of days off, so I can’t find out how many we do have signed up. We also notified newspapers in Grant, Garrard, Fayette, Owsley, Bullitt and Hardin counties this […]

TAX REFORM COMMISSION

I could easily go for the record in length of a Friday Email, what with the exchange above and then a report from last week’s Governor’s Commission on Tax Reform meeting that was held May 8. I won’t do that but I will attach it in .doc format for you to peruse

TIME TO MOVE PUBLIC NOTICES ONLINE?


It’s lengthy but it’s an article I found on a Newspaper Professionals group I’m on in LinkedIn. Not many valid points here – save the idea that third parties should be posting the notices, not government agencies on a government website – on putting public notices online. Here’s the article: It’s time to move legal notices online There are important […]

KENTUCKY PRESS NEWS SERVICE

We received the agreement this week from the Cynthiana Democrat, and that pushes us to 66 newspapers using the service. We expect an influx in the next few days with the addition of perhaps several CNHI, Inc., newspapers. The newspapers recently received permission from corporate to participate in KPNS. David G. told me once the attorneys sign off on the […]