Intern will try the squared circle first, with journalism to fall back on

Congressional candidates beware: Do not attempt to take down this reporter Lee Kendall, Cynthiana Democrat lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com Taylor Cusick will be working at the Cynthiana Democrat this summer as a journalism intern. “We are excited to have Taylor join our staff for the summer,” said Becky Barnes, editor of the Cynthiana Democrat. “He is a people person and is excited to become […]

Interim Joint Committee schedules hearing on public notice advertising for July 26

If you’re looking for something to do on Wednesday, July 26, come on over, down or up to your Capitol. The House and Senate Joint Interim Committee on Local Government will be taking up public notice advertising and publication laws at that meeting. The Kentucky League of Cities and Kentucky Association of Counties will be appearing before the committee and […]

Hutcheson to receive NNA’s coveted Amos Award

  During a community retirement celebration Wednesday for Chip Hutcheson, Kentucky New Era publisher Taylor Hayes surprised Chip with an announcement. The National Newspaper Association had just informed Taylor that Chip will receive its coveted Amos Award at the NNA Convention this fall. It’s one of the two most prestigious awards NNA presents. Taylor (far right, above) congratulates Chip on […]

Current, former Daily Times employees planning another reunion

The Glasgow Daily Times reunion for current and former employees and their families will be from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. central time on Sept. 16 at Gondolier Italian Restaurant on L. Rogers Wells Boulevard in Glasgow. This is not a company sponsored event. We will be ordering from the menu.  For more information, contact Gina Kinslow at 270-678-5171, Ext. 233 […]

Job Openings at Kentucky Newspapers

Real-time news reporter, Lexington Herald-Leader 2. Publisher/Regional Manager, Oldham Era, Henry County Local 3. Reporter, Corbin Times Tribune 4. Editor, Ashland Daily Independent 5. Sports Editor/Reporter, Glasgow Daily Times 6. Sales Professionals, Glasgow Daily Times 7. Copy Editor/Page Designer, Bowling Green Daily News 8. Editor/Reporter At Large, Part-time, Landmark Community Newspapers 9. PLG-TV – Multi-Media Journalist 10. Home Delivery Coordinator, Elizabethtown News […]

Alexieff back in Kentucky, as Madisonville editor

A veteran journalist with more than three decades in the business has joined The Madisonville Messenger as editor. Mike Alexieff comes to the newspaper from South Carolina, where he was content/writing coach at the Anderson Independent Mail, but he has strong ties to Kentucky. “A newspaper is vital to the community it serves,” Alexieff said. “It informs, it entertains, it […]

Obituaries – Luke Keith Jr.

Luke Keith Jr., former owner and publisher of the London Sentinel Echo passed away May 31, He was 72. Keith and his wife, Margaret Dyche Keith, purchased the family’s newspaper in 1974 and ran it for seven years before selling it to Al Smith. At the time, The Sentinel Echo was the largest weekly newspaper in Kentucky. They moved to […]

How to defend journalism: calmly, factually and respectfully; Walla Walla paper sees dividends

From the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues blog In a challenging environment with fewer resources, greater vulnerabilities and increasing attacks from politicians and the politically motivated, how should news organizations respond? One editor-publisher’s approach — a calm, respectful but strong defense of journalism and its essential role in democracy — seems to work. Brian Hunt, editor and publisher of the Walla Walla […]

Inside McClatchy’s plan to reinvent its newsrooms

By Rick Edmonds, Poynter Institute If you are a reporter at one of McClatchy’s 31 papers, you will have this meeting sometime in the next year, or you may have already: You will be asked to join one of your editors and a member of corporate’s roving “reinvention team.” There will be talk of digital best practices, but the heart […]

By ignoring archives, news organizations put much at risk, miss rewards

By Matt DeRienzo, Editor & Publisher Story archives separate an established news organization from a new competitor. They provide an essential, unmatched historical record for communities. They are a mostly untapped potential source of revenue and reader engagement. So why isn’t more thought and effort going into making sure that they are preserved and leveraged? Old-school methods of preserving print […]