Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame to induct nine new members

The nine include Lewis Conn, Bill Matthews, Ron Daley, Dr. Mike Farrell, Mary D. Ferguson and Bettye Lee Mastin Just to remind you to make your reservation as soon as possible if you plan to attend the April 28 lunch. As an update, recipient Tom Butler passed way Friday, March 31. Nine new members will join the Kentucky Journalism Hall of […]

Todd County Standard, parent company is for sale

The Todd County Standard newspaper and parent company is for sale, said owner and publisher Ryan Craig. Craig said there would be no noticeable change to the newspaper now that it is for sale, and it would continue to be one of the leading newspapers in the state. Craig said he wanted to announce the sale in hopes the paper […]

A Sesquicentennial of their own

The Georgetown News Graphic is beginning its own Sesquicentennial, tracing its roots back to 1867 though the News Graphic name has only been in existence a few years. Publisher Mike Scogin is in the midst of several projects to celebrate the 150 years his Georgetown tri-weekly has been serving Scott County. Then last week came word from Jeff Moore, general […]

Legal/Public Notice Advertising may be almost as old as KPA

We have a tradition to uphold! Once known as “legal” advertising and a term the Newspaper Association Managers has pushed since the late 1980s to change to “Public Notice Advertising” has a much longer history than many of us may have thought. I’ve read Perry Ashley’s ‘Early History of KPA’ a few times over the years but I must have […]

Herald-Leader sues city of Lexington, alleging First Amendment violations

BY BETH MUSGRAVE, bmusgrave@herald-leader.com The Lexington Herald-Leader has sued the city of Lexington, alleging that a new ordinance — which restricts where publications can be delivered — runs afoul of the First Amendment. Lexington H-L Services Inc., doing business as the Lexington Herald-Leader, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky. In addition to asserting […]

Region 5 SPJ Conference set for April 8 in Indianapolis

SPJ’s JournCamp and Region 5 spring conference is in Indianapolis on April 8! Don’t miss out on the journalism skills training, plus networking at an end-of-day reception with drinks to honor the best collegiate journalism from the region. SPJ members can attend for just $40 for professional members or $20 for students. Schedule: 8:15-9 a.m.: Registration, breakfast and check-in 8:30 a.m.: […]

Solutions Journalism Network offering workshop in Louisville on April 17

Local journalism should be about helping citizens address issues and helping communities solve problems, but these are challenging times for journalism at all levels. If your newsroom isn’t in a state of re-invention, it probably needs to be. Technology, business concerns, the fast-changing media environment and a more challenging political and government landscape all make it more important than ever […]

Need newsprint? Sentinel Echo has some available

From Dave Eldridge, Regional Publisher We have several rolls of newsprint on our floor in London we need to move.  • 44 rolls (+/-) of 17” 27.6# • 8 rolls of 15” 27.6# • 3 rolls of 30” 30# • 6 rolls of 25” 35# Contact Jill Meadows, Southeast Kentucky Printing, 606-864-8988 Dave Eldridge, Regional Publisher, The Richmond Register/The Corbin Times-Tribune/The London […]

Local Media webinars for just $29 for KPA members

Through an association partnership with the Local Media Association, Kentucky Press Association members can participate in webinars for $29. Here’s what’s coming up: “Facebook Branded Content Posts: What You Need to Know!” 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Central Tuesday, April 11 $29 for KPA members  Join us for this educational webinar on the hottest new […]

Calculating your best revenue area for new subscribers

By Lewis Floyd, Sr. Associate, W.B. Grimes & Company,  lfloydmedia@gmail.com There as a time we went after circulation at “damn the expense – full subscriptions ahead.”   The understanding was the cost of delivery was offset by ad revenue. Then advertisers decided that “all circulation was not equal.”   As more advertisers came to this conclusion, ads or inserts declined as […]