AG to accept Open Records requests by email beginning in 2018

Kentucky’s news media outlets received a news release earlier this week from Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, following up on a press conference Beshear had Wednesday. The press conference focused on Beshear’s second year as Kentucky’s AG and highlighted many of the actions taken and concerns of his office. While it highlighted the substance abuse situation in the state, one […]

Today he ‘walks’ then January 2 he starts with KPA

Corey Wall, who interned this summer with KPA through our own Journalism Foundation Program, will be graduating from Eastern Kentucky University today. Well, technically, he said he “walks” today and it’ll be another six to eight weeks before he actually gets his diploma. By that time, he’ll be on staff full-time with KPA as our New Media Administrator, joining us […]

Holiday schedules around KPA/KPS

            The holidays mean KPA and KPS will be adjusting schedules over the next couple of weeks.   KPA CENTRAL OFFICE SCHEDULE KPA Central Offices will be closed Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25 for Christmas. Then the following week, KPA will close by noon on Friday, December 29, and will be closed all […]

Chris Poore to head KIPA Division for 2018-2019

The Kentucky Kernel advisor Chris Poore will be heading up the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association division beginning in January. Division chairs serve two-year terms so Chris will be heading up KIPA for 2018 and 2019. He will also be a member of the KPA Board of Directors, a Bylaw privilege given to all KPA divisions chairs. Ralph Merkel, who is […]

Gotta watch those ‘Autofill’ emails

With Carrie Dillard, news editor of The Paducah Sun coming on the KPA Board as a State At-Large member, I expect to be getting a lot of “assignments” from her. After all, my job description states, “And any other duties as assigned by the KPA Board.” But I don’t mean assignments as executive director. Earlier this week, Carrie sent in […]

Loss of net neutrality could threaten local journalism, Stanford law student argues in essay

AG Beshear says he is ‘strongly opposed’ to changes by the FCC; will join legal action to protect Kentuckians   Reprinted from the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues blog (Editor’s Note: The roll back on net-neutrality regulations was approved Thursday by a party-line vote of FCC members. This article and links were written prior to the FCC’s vote […]

KPA joins petition requesting FCC retain public notice requirement

The focus around the Federal Communications Commission has been on consideration of net neutrality. But the commission has also been considering a change in the public notice requirements on broadcast applications. Headed by American PressWorks and PRNC, a petition has been filed with the FCC to oppose any change to eliminate requirements of written notice of broadcast applications. “Section 73.3580 […]

UK student bball manager graduates today from College of Communication/Information

From WLEX-TV, Lexington When John Calipari met a young UK fan fighting cancer in the hospital, the men’s basketball coach promised him that if he continued to fight and applied to UK, he could come and work for the team. Fast forward several years and Kevin Massey is now getting ready to graduate. Massey graduates today from the College of Communication […]

Celebrate! It’s Bill of Rights Day

Today is Bill of Rights Day, celebrated today because on December 15, 1781, Virginia became the last state to ratify the document. Of course, the First Amendment is the one that’s special to the news media because it guarantees Freedom of the Press. But the first 10 list restrictions on government power. Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting […]

Ed Henninger: Rookies make mistakes

By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting Let’s face it: If you have a “new kid” doing design on your staff…well, you’ll have some design mistakes in your paper from time to time. It takes a while—perhaps months—for the design rookie to learn what works and what doesn’t. And during that time, he’ll do some things that may make you cringe. It’s […]


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