On Second Thought

Intern responds to indictment of news media being liberally biased

“In this newsroom, we all have different political beliefs but respect each other,” I wrote. “What we all have in common is that we’re biased against the things that harm the community we serve, and by community we mean people like you.”   Joshua Qualls, The Interior Journal (Stanford), University of Kentucky   Few journalists can say they have had as much […]

Intern’s experience reflects exactly why KPA established the program in 1993

Editor’s Note: Back in 1993, KPA established an internship program with newspapers. Until that time, KPA was giving scholarships to help students defray the cost of their education. Students used the funds, $1,000 per year, as they were meant but after graduation, they were doing anything but trying to find a job in the newspaper industry. We felt with an […]

Summer is no pool time for this professor

For all those people who think college journalism professors get to spend their summers relaxing by the pool, think again. Leigh Landini Wright, assistant professor of journalism at Murray State, is spending much of July as an “intern” for WTVF Newschannel 5 in Nashville, Tennessee. Wright received a faculty development fellowship from the National Association of Television Production Executives to […]

Get ready for Contests Time in the Bluegrass!

Hopefully, before August 1 rolls around, you’ll be receiving an email from me that it’s time to get registered for the 2017 Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers and 2017 Advertising Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contests. Yep, it’s getting to be that time again. The categories are the same but there have been adjustments in the Weekly and Daily divisions. The system […]

Obituaries — Janine Mura; Charlene Staats

JANINE MURA Janine Mura, 51, passed away July 3, 2017 at University Hospital. She was born on March 22, 1966 in Patterson, New Jersey. Janine was a Principal Engineer – Toxic and Restricted Substance for GE Appliances, a Haier Company. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Rhodes. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Janine […]

Jobs aplenty at dailies, weeklies across Kentucky

General Assignment Reporter, The State Journal, Frankfort Sports/General Assignment Reporter, Springfield Sun Reporter, Mayfield Messenger Sports Reporter, Mountain Advocate, Barbourville Real-time news reporter, Lexington Herald-Leader Publisher/Regional Manager, Oldham Era, Henry County Local Reporter, Corbin Times Tribune Editor, Ashland Daily Independent Sports Editor/Reporter, Glasgow Daily Times Sales Professionals, Glasgow Daily Times Copy Editor/Page Designer, Bowling Green Daily News Editor/Reporter At Large, […]

Taking a closer look at your design: Part 1

By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting   When was the last time you gathered your staff and took a close look at your newspaper’s design? Is it working for your readers? Is it easy to produce on deadline? Is it contemporary?  Is it compelling? Is it true to your design style? I suggest a design critique every quarter…at least every six […]

Another KPA Intern experience: Dialing down the impatience

By Jana Wiersema, Asbury University Intern for West Kentucky News When I started applying for summer jobs in December, I never dreamed I’d actually find a job doing what I like. I assumed I’d end up working in the kitchens at a summer camp or behind the counter at a retail store.   So when Kentucky Publishing Inc. called me up […]

Appalachian Newspapers purchases Floyd County Times, Hazard Herald

Appalachian News-Express Staff Report As part of its ongoing efforts to provide quality local news content throughout Central Appalachia, Appalachian Newspapers Inc., which publishes the “Appalachian News-Express,” announced Thursday that the company has completed the acquisition of “The Floyd County Times” and the “Hazard Herald.” “The Floyd County Times” will merge with the “Floyd County Chronicle” to create the “Floyd County […]

Those pesky watermarks on jail mugshots may be back

Have had a couple of reports that the red watermarks diagonally on jail mugshots are showing up on the photos again. We worked on this a couple of years ago with the Kentucky Jailers Association and companies that provide mugshots and were assured the news media would be able to get clean mugshots without the watermark. If you’ve requested any […]