NKU’s Norse first-ever NCAA trip was just as huge for The Northerner’s sports editor

By Christopher Decker, The Northerner’s sports editor Somewhere between the time the 15-seeded NKU Norse fell in their first ever NCAA Tournament game to the two-seeded Kentucky Wildcats and when I exited Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, I was walking through the tunnel that connects the court to the media work area underneath the arena. Walking next to me was a tall […]

Beshear files motions to intervene in WKU, KSU lawsuits against student newspapers

WKU, Kentucky State denied records to college reporters, AG’s office  Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed motions in Warren and in Franklin circuit courts seeking to intervene in lawsuits against two student newspapers. Western Kentucky University denied requested documents by its college newspaper, the College Heights Herald, and the Kentucky Kernel, the University of Kentucky’s student newspaper. At issue with […]

KPA’s lobbying firm names new partner

Top Shelf Lobby announced Thursday that Justin Clark is joining the firm as Partner, effective April 1, 2017.  Clark most recently served in the Administration of Governor Matt Bevin as General Counsel for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.  Top Shelf Lobby, recognized by the Southern Political Report as the top lobbying firm in Kentucky, manages advocacy in Kentucky […]

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month so download special media packet

For the last three years, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky has made available media packets for Kentucky newspapers to promote April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year’s packet, prepared specifically for members of KPA, is included below as a pdf. We again thank Jill Seyfred and her staff for making this material available for your use. Contact information for the […]

News Media Alliance to launch real news campaign

The News Media Alliance will launch its “Support Real News” campaign on Wednesday, March 29 in response to the recent rise in fake news. The campaign calls on the public to show their support for real news, provided by respected and trusted news organizations, and produced by high-quality, investigative journalists. Learn more about how you can get involved here.

In search of a credit card processing firm? Check out this video

I’ve written a couple of times about Infintech, the firm that represents KPA on credit card processing and issues and is available to work with any and all KPA members. Infintech recently launched a one-minute Infintech video. This video is a great way to educate you on what Infintech does.  If you’re looking for a firm to work with your […]

US Postal Service: Marked copy elimination numbers growing

Publishers need to sign up for alternate USPS process By Max Heath, National Newspaper Association Postal Chair Signups exceed 400 for the Alternate Marked Copy process won by the National Newspaper Association’s Postal Committee on behalf of its members. Not all of those are newspapers, because the creation of this process included the entire Periodicals industry. Signups hit 435 by […]

Statewide Classified contest extended

Looking for a way to add income to the bottom line with little effort? KPA has a program just for that. And it’s gotten just a little sweeter for one of your advertising staff members. Now through April 30, the person selling the largest number of statewide classified ads will receive a $100 bonus from KPA/KPS. The ads must be […]

Best open-records stories so far this year

Last week, journalists and media organizations around the country observed Sunshine Week, an annual event to celebrate transparency and open government. They reported on problems and areas of promise in holding government accountable. Kelly Hinchcliffe, investigative reporter at WRAL.com in Raleigh, North Carolina, compiled a list of more than a dozen Sunshine Week stories from around the nation.

Author of ‘Global Muckraking’ to speak in Louisville April 14

The Kentucky Author Forum in Louisville is hosting a special presentation of interest to journalists on Friday, April 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Please RSVP if you are interested in attending. The venue will be announced after organizers have an idea of how many people to expect. The presentation features Anya Schiffrin, author of “Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from […]