About David Thompson

NY Times White House correspondent to present Creason Lecture April 16 at UK

By David Thompson | April 05, 2019

One of the most important news reporters in the world will deliver the 42nd Joe Creason Lecture in Journalism at the University of Kentucky on Tuesday, April 16. Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, will make the address in the auditorium of the W.T. Young Library at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open […]

EKU hosting ‘Guardians of Kentucky’ program April 15 to celebrate First Amendment Week

By David Thompson | April 05, 2019

Features panel discussing on-the-job threats received, accessing information and safety concerns for journalists Join Eastern Kentucky University’s Society of Professional Journalists chapter for a panel discussion with the “Guardians of Kentucky” as part of First Amendment Week celebrations. Moderated by John Nelson, editorial director of Landmark Community Newspapers, the program takes place Monday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. in Combs 318 […]

Melissa Mudd resigns at Butler, Edmonson papers, leaving KPA Board

By David Thompson | April 05, 2019

Melissa Mudd, general manager and editor of the Butler County Banner and Edmonson News, has resigned that position to accept a job outside of the newspaper industry. That move means she has also resigned her position as the KPA Board of Directors member for District 4. The district includes Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren counties. […]

Alarming stats about Kentucky’s numbers shows more reasons to promote Child Abuse Prevention Month

By David Thompson | April 05, 2019

Earlier this week, alarming statistics were released about the number of child abuse reports in the U.S. The breakdown by state showed even more concern because Kentucky has more child abuse cases per 1,000 children than any other state. It’s another of those areas where Kentucky does not want to be at the top. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month […]

The day the linotype produced its last slug at the New York Times

By David Thompson | April 05, 2019

I’m going out on a limb to say most of you, at least many of you, know nothing of the newspaper business other than desktop and laptop computers, websites and Facebook and Twitter and other social media forms. You probably never used a Compugraphic or 7200 Headliner or ran cassettes of paper through a darkroom developer to see what had […]

Herald-Leader’s John Cheves finalist in ASNE/APME/NLA Local Accountability Reporting contest

By David Thompson | April 05, 2019

Columbia, Mo.  – The American Society of News Editors and Associated Press Media Editors announced April 2 the winners of this year’s NLA (News Leaders Association) Awards for distinguished writing, digital storytelling and photography. The winning work is a collection of high-quality, high-impact journalism from news outlets of various sizes and platforms. The NLA Awards honors the best in print, […]

Adam Beam heeds ‘Go west, young man’ to be AP’s statehouse reporter in Sacramento

By David Thompson | April 05, 2019

Adam Beam, the Frankfort-based statehouse reporter for the Associated Press for the past five years, is heading west to California. He has accepted a job in the AP’s Sacramento bureau to work in the statehouse bureau there. It’s described as a solid career move for Adam. A statement from the AP announcing the move said: “One of the AP’s most […]

Obituary: Jim Wilson, editor, Manchester Enterprise

By David Thompson | April 05, 2019

Jim Wilson, 63, passed away March 16. He was editor of the Manchester Enterprise, school bus driver for the Clay County Board of Education as well as being a retired school teacher, a Member of the Oneida Masonic Lodge #736 F&AM, a Shriner, a 32-degree member of the Scottish Rite and a member of the Pleasant Point Baptist Church. He […]

April 15 is deadline for Bluegrass SPJ Chapter scholarships

By David Thompson | April 05, 2019

April 15 deadline also for Tom/Pat Gish Award and May 1 deadline for Al Smith Award nominations April 15 is approaching and with it comes the deadline for college students to apply for a $1,100 scholarship memorializing the late Carl West. The Bluegrass Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has created an opportunity for students to pursue career […]

% now acceptable with a number: Previewing the 2019 edition of the AP Stylebook

By David Thompson | April 05, 2019

By Lauren Easton, director of Media Relations, Associated Press During a panel at the ACES: The Society for Editing national conference in Providence, Rhode Island, on Friday, it was announced that the 2019 AP Stylebook will include new and expanded guidance on race-related terms. The guidance is immediately available to AP Stylebook Online subscribers and will be included in the new print edition of the […]