Jeff Jobe participates in White House Daily Briefing via Skype

Jeff Jobe, owner of Jobe Publishing and a member of the KPA Board of Directors, got the word Tuesday that he was invited to participate in a Daily Briefing from the White House and would be allowed to ask a question of press secretary Sean Spicer. That particular daily press conference from the White House took place early Wednesday afternoon. […]

Newspapers: THE Pulse of Kentucky

Late in the fall, Pulse Research announced it was conducting a national Pulse of America research project. It was a substantial undertaking for a client but one that would assess the public’s media habits and at the same time see what shoppers were expecting to buy. And where they would go for information about those products and services. Since it […]

Lawsuit on state budget dismissed; vetoes on public notices stand

BY ADAM BEAM Associated Press  (Editor’s Note: The state budget included two provisions concerning public notices. One continued the permission for school districts to not publish their financial statements in newspapers, language that had been in the budget since about 2002. It also included language that would have allowed public agencies to publish their public notices on a government-controlled website […]

Anderson News has the trophies to prove being the best weekly

Walk into the Anderson News’ office in Lawrenceburg and you’re greeted with a framed full front page from 1927. The lead story announces that the Anderson News was just named the Best Weekly Newspaper in Kentucky. I’m sure other newspapers have similar framed articles around the office but I wonder how many still have the trophies to prove it. Yes, […]

Two Online Publications join KPA; KPNS up to 92

InsiderLouisville and ColumbiaMagazine.com have joined KPA as Online Publications. Both joined after the first of the year. They join the Levisa Lazer that was the original Online Publication to join several years ago. KPA has also had two other Online Publications as members but we’re waiting to hear if they are renewing for 2017. With these two new publications as […]

We need judges for high school contest

From David Greer: Several of you have already volunteered to help judge our annual Kentucky High School Journalism Association student newspaper contest. But I still need 5-10 more judges. I will ship newspaper tear sheet entries to judges in late March and you will have 5 weeks to complete the judging. We select first- second- and third-place finishers in various […]

A sole believer in the traditional print version?

Am I the only one who believes the traditional print version of our community newspaper still provides the best economic future? Peter W. Wagner, Founder, The N’West Iowa REVIEW I don’t understand the logic of moving local news coverage from the long-established and highly respected printed newspapers to the internet. Any egomaniac with a home computer can create a local […]


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