Honoring Jon Fleischaker: ‘A Champion for Transparency and the First Amendment’

Jon Fleischaker, the foremost authority on Open Government in Kentucky, author of the Open Meetings and Open Records laws, and KPA general counsel, is being honored October 19 by the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Louisville Section. Congressman John Yarmuth is serving as honorary chairman of the event, entitled ‘Jon Fleischaker: A Champion for Transparency and the First Amendment.’ […]

Is Western giving national journalism award the silent treatment?

You won’t find out about this award from Western Kentucky University’s administration. You can go to http://www.wku.edu/mediarelations/ and search all of the news releases the school has issued in the last several years. And, unless you know something I don’t, you won’t find any release about Nicole Ares and the College Heights Herald winning the 2017 Betty Gage Holland Award that was […]

Journalist who led efforts to open records about abused children to receive Madison Award

A journalist whose reporting on the deaths of children abused or murdered while under the supervision of a state agency is the 2017 recipient of the James Madison Award for Service to the First Amendment by a Kentucky. Deborah Yetter, a reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal, is the 12th recipient of the award given by the Scripps Howard First Amendment […]

APME’s NewsTrain brings affordable digital training nearby on October 21

For just $85, get a full Saturday of training in social, mobile, video and data in suburban Columbus, Ohio, at APME’s NewsTrain on Oct. 21. The workshop sessions — requested by a committee of local journalists and designed to teach immediately usable digital skills — include: Using social media as powerful reporting tools, with Doug Haddix, executive director of Investigative Reporters […]

The Cardinal sets up GoFundMe Page

The Louisville Cardinal has set up a GoFundMe Page in an effort to raise funds for staff training, to repair its server and for other expense measures the student publication will face in the near future. The goal is $5,000 and as of this morning — it was just set up last night — nearly $1,400 has been raised. The […]

Welch named publisher of Paxton’s Southern Kentucky Newspaper Group

Madisonville Messenger publisher, Rick Welch, has been named group publisher overseeing Paxton Media Group’s Southern Kentucky Newspaper Group.   The Southern Kentucky Newspaper Group consists of the Franklin Favorite and WFRN radio in Franklin, the News-Democrat Leader in Russellville, the Grayson County News Gazette in Leitchfield, the Portland Leader in Portland, TN and the Macon County Times in Lafayette, TN. Welch […]

Special Day set aside to recognize unsung portion of the newspaper industry

Each year, we recognize the accomplishments of newspaper carriers who are working hard to get the newspaper into the hands of our readers. This year, the newspaper industry has designated Saturday, October 7, 2017, as International Newspaper Carrier Day, a salute to the hundreds of thousands of newspaper carriers who deliver the news to Americans every week. A number of former […]

NNWeek materials will be available September 25

National Newspaper Week, a special celebration set aside each year to honor and recognize the nation’s newspaper industry, is set for October 1-7. This will be the 77th annual National Newspaper Week, a project of the State, Regional and National newspaper associations. Materials available at no cost for you to use in promoting National Newspaper Week will be available starting […]

Papers, one university step up to sponsor high schools

Each year, some KPA members newspapers and at least one university step forward to sponsor local or area high schools in the Kentucky High School Journalism Association. We could end up with around 100 schools as members of KHSJA and a majority of those come from the sponsorship of local papers and Campbellsville University. Here are the papers and school […]

University of Louisville pulls funding from student newspaper. Could this mean the end?

By Thomas Novelly, The Courier-Journal The University of Louisville could soon be the only college in the Atlantic Coast Conference without a campus newspaper. Amid the university’s $48-million budget shortfall, school officials told the student journalism staff they would cease funding for the independent student newspaper, the Louisville Cardinal, by the end of the 2018 spring semester. “We’re caught in the middle of […]