College Heights Herald wins 2nd straight Pacemaker Award, 17th time overall

The College Heights Herald and the Talisman were honored with top awards during the National College Media Convention in Louisville Oct. 25-28. The Herald won a 2018 Newspaper Pacemaker, the second year in a row the Herald has won the award, and Talisman magazine placed first in the ACP Best of Show competition for collegiate feature magazines. In addition to […]

Stand up Kentucky journalism students because you stand out!!

Kentucky university journalism students stood out in the 2018 Associated College Press awards. The awards were announced last week at the National College Media Convention in Louisville. And there are some stories throughout On Second Thought this week noting the awards and the students who were recognized for outstanding work with their student publication. Please read through the stories about […]

Max Heath to retire as NNA Postal Chair

This arrived this morning by email from Andrew Johnson, President of the National Newspaper Association     Alert to NNA Members! And KPA members as well!! I am writing to tell you about a momentous decision in the 133-year-old life of the National Newspaper Association. Our nationally-recognized postal guru, Max Heath, is officially moving to emeritus status this year.   […]

WKU’s Herald, Talisman take top honors; Herald wins 17th National Pacemaker award

  The College Heights Herald and the Talisman were honored with top awards during the National College Media Convention in Louisville Oct. 25-28. The Herald won a 2018 Newspaper Pacemaker, the second year in a row the Herald has won the award, and Talisman magazine placed first in the ACP Best of Show competition for collegiate feature magazines. In addition […]

Kernel’s Rick Childress named Collegiate Reporter of the Year

Kernel Staff Report Kentucky Kernel news editor Rick Childress won first place in the Reporter of the Year category, awarded by the Associated Collegiate Press at the National College Media Convention in Louisville on Saturday. Childress was named a finalist for the award nearly a month ago. Of the 10 finalists, five were recognized as honorable mentions and the top […]

NKU’s Northerner wins 3 national Pinnacle Awards

The Northerner received three national Pinnacle Awards for reporting, sports photography and editorial illustration on Oct. 26. The Northerner won first place in the Best General News Story category for “Student: I didn’t want there to be a girl after me,” which used Title IX documents and a student’s trying account to detail sexual harassment by a university choir director. Written by […]

Student journalists did EKU proud!

By Madison Harris, Student Writer, EKU Communications & Brand Management Collin Overton gained national exposure in his field. Taylor Six found the tenacity to persevere in the face of opposition. Rachel Bowling learned to become more open-minded to the opinions of others. Joseph Steele felt honored to cover the landing of Air Force One. All the Eastern Progress student journalists […]

Four vying for 2019 KPA Vice President

We’re into the election cycle for KPA, with two Board districts involved in balloting and now there’s an election getting underway for the 2019 KPA Vice President. The system was changed this year so that instead of the Board recommending one person to members to serve as VP, it’s now a ballot voting system and can be up to four […]

KPA Board elections underway in two of five districts

Tuesday is election day for the general public. But it’s also now the season for Board elections for the Kentucky Press Association. Five of the 14 districts are up for a full three-year term, beginning in January, and two of the five will have an election by ballot. Ballots have been mailed to the publisher of each member newspaper in […]

State At-Large directors set for 2019

Each incoming President of the Kentucky Press Association has a responsibility under the Bylaws to name up to four members at State At-Large members of the KPA Board of Directors for his/her term as President. 2019 President Jay Nolan completed his assignment quickly and named the following to serve as State At-Large for 2019. • Jane Ashley Pace, Oldham Era/Henry […]


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