On Second Thought

Webinars for advertising, circulation, packaging and pricing, InDesign, video strategies and interviewing

January 25, 2018 –Slimp’s Newspaperacademy.com  Sales: First Steps to Gaining New Advertisers 11 AM ET/10 AM CT Cost: $39 – Normally $49 Everybody needs new advertisers. Without them, we’re out of business. Effective ad sales requires two elements: Keeping current advertisers – and Gaining new advertisers. This is a great webinar for newer ad reps who need help landing that […]

RJI accepting applications for 2018-2019 fellowships

By Mike McKean, Reynolds Journalism Institute The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and organizations who wish to partner with us on innovative projects that strengthen democracy through better journalism. Successful projects often include devising new strategies to take advantage of an opportunity or solve a problem, building new tools for news organizations, transforming an idea into a […]

Convention Countdown: January 9 is deadline for room reservations with the Hilton Inn

It’s nigh upon us, the deadline date for making room reservations with the Hilton Inn in downtown Lexington. We’ve been promoting for a couple of months the online link to direct reservations with the Hilton. And we’ve been requesting you get registered for the 2018 KPA Winter Convention as well. The convention will be Thursday/Friday, January 25/26, with the Kentucky […]

One more effort to find missing photos for Vietnam Memorial Wall

We have made progress. That’s the good news. Two or three years ago, I gave you the names of soldiers from Kentucky who were killed in Vietnam whose photo is needed. Many of you have helped locate a photo of the decreased soldier to be put on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Wall. As of this week, there are just […]

First week of legislature: Think of Abbott and Costello’s ‘Who’s on First?’

If you aren’t familiar with Abbott and Costello’s ‘Who’s on First?’ routine, then Google it. One of the best comedy routines ever. And I shouldn’t have to tell you why the first week of the 2018 General Assembly brings memories of that routine, at least in the House. But you can expect them to start focusing on the business at […]

Snow wasn’t going to stop her from finding her newspaper

Did you catch NBC News Thursday night? Of course, one of the lead stories had to be the “bomb” snowstorm in the Northeast with interviews aplenty of residents and state or city officials throughout the area. But one of the segments caught my attention and it’s a testament to people wanting their newspaper. The segment shows a 69-year-old lady shoveling […]

Kentucky-based crossword being offered; first two are free, weekly puzzles at $12 per month

Dwayne Ellis, a retired English teacher from Hardin County, called earlier this week with an offer of a Kentucky-based crossword puzzle for newspapers. Instead of giving him all the contact information for KPA members, I asked him to send me an email and I would pass that along to all newspapers through this week’s On Second Thought. At the end […]

200-plus years of experience with KPA/KPS

Next Saturday, our controller Bonnie Howard celebrates year 32 with KPA. She began January 13, 1986. That gave me the idea to check the experience level of your KPA staff. Now one — Corey Wall, who heads up the technology area — is celebrating the end of his FIRST week. He did serve as an intern during the summer then […]

Advice to preachers: A Bible in one hand, the local newspaper in the other; and a resolution for all

Article supplied by The Baptist Press, reprinted with permission from the Western Recorder, a publication of the Kentucky Baptist Convention The following is written by Randy Adams, in his column First Person. He is executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention Reading a newspaper improves your leadership VANCOUVER, Wash. (BP) — It was once said a preacher ought to have […]

Obituary: Ronnie Stewart, former plant manager for the Leader-News, Ohio County Times-News

Ronnie Stewart, 74, the longtime plant manager and former co-manager for the Leader-News and Ohio County Times-News died peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at TriStar Skyline Hospital in Nashville. “Tiny” — as he was known to his friends and colleagues — had a career spanning more than 50 years printing the newspaper and running Paragon Printing, and had also worked […]

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