On Second Thought

‘Media Matters’ presentation is Tuesday, March 20

David Greer returns to the office

After being away from work for almost three months because of illness, David Greer returned to the office this week, for the first time since mid-December. David oversees the Kentucky Press News Service. While he was out, KPA used Dr. Melony Shemberger, Jennifer Brown and David Stone to take over the KPNS duties, making sure the news service was covered […]

Honor someone by nominating them for the Al Smith or Gish Award

The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues is seeking nominations, with a deadline of April 1, for its two annual awards: • The Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, integrity and tenacity in rural journalism, a national award that has been won by Kentuckians • The Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism by Kentuckians, awarded […]

KHSJA will continue under supervision of Campbellsville University

In January, the KPA Past Presidents voted to suspend the operation of the Kentucky High School Journalism. Membership numbers had waned in recent years, from the state budget cuts to secondary education and from fewer newspapers sponsoring local high school journalism programs. KPA started KHSJA in 1996 following about 12 years of there being no high school association in Kentucky. […]

Technology has helped make ticket scalping legal, at least for some college athletic programs

It hasn’t been that long ago that ticket scalpers being taken in by Metro Police in Lexington constituted a big story. It was as if reporters and photographers from newspapers and the broadcast media camped outside Rupp Arena, waiting for the scalpers to be taken in, one by one. Made for good pictures and good stories. Now perhaps the same […]

Have you made your reservation for the Hall of Fame induction luncheon?

It’s April 9, 12 noon/Eastern, at the Marriott Resort Griffin Gate in Lexington. The deadline for reservations is March 30.  

Mark your calendars — January 24 – 25, 2019

at the Marriott East in Louisville. It’s our 150th Anniversary Gala.  

Saturday may be the final day of the week-long celebration, just don’t ever let the sun go down on Open Government

Sunshine Week shines through Saturday   Sunshine Week, which kicked off Sunday, keeps shining with hundreds of participants fighting for open government and the public’s right to know. A quick Google search brings up uncountable Sunshine Week news entries from numerous media organizations around the nation. If you’ve been following the #SunshineWeek hashtag on social media, then you’ll know what we mean […]

Social media is neither social nor media, people are learning

Mark your calendar now to hear Peter Wagner at the Kentucky Press Association’s 150th Anniversary Gala, Friday, January 25, 2019, at the Marriott East in Louisville Many community newspapers are reporting that numerous business owners are saying “I don’t need to buy newspaper advertising. I promote my business for free on social media.” If pressed, most will tell you they […]

Design…and chess

By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting A man, they say, is king of his castle. That may be so, but there’s a word for the man who thinks he’s really in charge at home. “Bachelor.” The queen rules…and it’s been that way since Adam took his bite of the apple. Some of my friends refer to their wives as “she who […]

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