HAPPY HOLIDAYS from your KPA Central Office Staff

Season’s Greetings from your KPA Central Office staff. KPA’s Central Office will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25 and again on Monday and Tuesday, December 31 and January 1.  

Steve Gaines to be State At-Large Board member

Steve Gaines, editor of the Bowling Green Daily News, and son of co-publisher Pipes Gaines, has accepted an invitation from 2019 KPA President Jay Nolan to serve a one-year term as a State At-Large Board member. One at-large spot was available after Josh Givens won a Special Election in District 2 to replace Sheryl Ellis who had resigned from the […]

Convention: Registration, hotel room reservations, schedule all the information on kypress.com

Most everything you need to know about KPA’s 150th Anniversary Convention is available for you right now at www.kypress.com. There you can register for the convention, as many people as you need; reserve your sleeping rooms directly with the Marriott East in Louisville; and read through the convention schedule itself. At the top you’ll find the Winter Convention 2019 information […]

Rick Welch named publisher of Northwest Kentucky group for Paxton Media

Rick Welch, publisher of The Messenger in Madisonville, has been named group publisher of Paxton Media Group’s Northwest Kentucky Newspaper Group. The group includes The Messenger, the newly acquired Providence Journal-Enterprise and Dawson Springs Progress, and the Grayson County News-Gazette. Welch’s career began as a sports writer, columnist and account executive for the Gary Post-Tribune in Indiana. From there he […]

Go figure: Two days to Lincoln, NE; 7 days to KPA’s District 12

Okay, so it’s not apples to apples and I paid a little more for a small box to 115 South Main Street, Lincoln, NE. Had to send an electric razor to a service center and the closest one is in Nebraska. Cost me a couple of bucks to mail it, no rush, and the attendant at the Frankfort Post Office […]

MailMaster has faith in the future of newspapers

I had need recently to go searching for a mailbox. When something like that comes up on your daughter’s Christmas wish list, you see what you can find. So I went to Lowe’s, expecting to find just regular mailboxes, most of them being metal or heavy duty plastic. And without many bells and whistles. What caught my eye on two […]

Take journalism to the next level with 2019 Reynolds Journalism Fellowship

From Reynolds Journalism Institute The current class of fellows at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is busy improving VR news and advertising, giving middle American high school students a voice in journalism, developing a playbook to cover disasters and using innovative techniques to reach Spanish-speaking immigrants. Among other things! What projects to improve journalism and democracy will top RJI’s […]

Starving The Watchdog: Who foots the bill when newspapers disappear?

There are plenty of ways today to pay little—or nothing—to read the news. There are free blogs. There’s Facebook and Twitter. Who needs a subscription to a local newspaper? Millions of Americans have decided they don’t. But new research suggests this strategy may have costs in the long run. That’s because newspapers are not like most things we buy. If […]

Why customer value nurturing is key to digital subscriber success

Based on a year-long study of media subscription strategies all over the world, INMA’s Researcher-in-Residence Grzegorz Piechota of Oxford University collected the best practices in news subscriber marketing. From this research, he developed practical frameworks for publishers to plan their value nurturing efforts. [Full story: INMA/Shelley Seale]

How to get your newsroom ready to fight disinformation in 2019

In a bid to continue to tackle misinformation globally, non-profit organization First Draft has been working in the US and Brazil over the last six months, monitoring different types of information disorder. Its research has shown that the current information threat online is not false content, but rather misleading posts and comments designed to deepen existing divisions in society. “Increasingly, […]


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