Fleischaker joining Kaplan & Partners LLC

Note new phone number, new attorneys for KPA Freedom of Information Hotline KPA general counsel Jon Fleischaker is leaving Dinsmore & Shohl after today and will be joining the Louisville law firm of Kaplan & Partners, LLC. Jon has overseen the KPA Freedom of Information Hotline since its inception in the 1980s and will continue doing so with the new […]

Hutcheson receives coveted Amos Award from NNA

It wasn’t a surprise since it had been announced a few weeks ago that Kentucky’s own Chip Hutcheson would be receiving the coveted Amos Award from the National Newspaper Association. Still, Chip was humbled by the presentation during last week’s NNA Convention in Tulsa. NNA uses video to introduce attendees to those receiving the two major awards — the Amos […]

Craigs receive Al Smith Award

Ryan Craig, center, and his late uncle, Larry, were honored Thursday night in Lexington by being presented the Al Smith Award for outstanding public service through community journalism. The award is given annually by the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Ryan is shown with, from left, Tom Eblen, […]

UK program to focus on efforts to withhold stories about Vietnam

The Vietnam Conflict may just be a unit in a history class to many college students, but its impact still reverberates in 2017. One of those impacts, in fact, has a strong bearing on the ability of the news media to publish and broadcast without the fear of government interference. That impact is the focus of “Remembering Vietnam: The Pentagon […]

Watchdog Workshop scheduled for Louisville

Hosted by: The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting IRE will offer several of its core sessions, designed to improve your ability to find information on the Web quickly, and point you to key documents and data that will help you add depth to your daily work and produce quick-hit enterprise stories. In addition, this workshop will give you tips on bulletproofing […]

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Postal rate increase on the horizon

The U.S. Postal Service has issued a warning that the 2018 postage increase will likely be its last modest increase confined by a 2006 law. National Newspaper Association President Susan Rowell, publisher of the Lancaster (SC) News, announced to community newspapers that publishers could expect significant increases in postage rates in 2019 if Congress does not enact a postal reform […]

Cross, editors travel to China to discuss community journalism

Al Cross, director of the University of Kentucky’s Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, led a delegation of American newspaper editors to China last week to meet with their counterparts to discuss community journalism, a rising element of the trade in both countries. Cross recruited Nicole Carroll, editor of The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, and Dennis Lyons, editor of […]

Thinking about a new website?

If you’re thinking about a new website for your newspaper, or maybe you’ve decided you finally need a website, Our Hometown designed the website for On Second Thought. Check out their ad at the upper right of the page. Click on “Learn More” to find out how they operate and then scroll down to see the variety of newspaper websites […]

Looking for editorial cartoons? Here’s some that are complimentary, short-term

It’s not long-term complimentary but Cagle Cartoons is offering newspapers a 30-day free trial subscription to their cartoon service. Below is information concerning the service if you’re interested. Dear Editor, Please feel free to run these complimentary cartoons about the Harvey Weinstein Hollywood scandal. You may choose to run one or both if you like. You have permission to reproduce […]


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