On Second Thought

More mail sent this week than since email came on the scene?

I’m sure your outgoing mail, first class that is, has probably declined substantially each year as you and your staff find it easier to use email. That’s true on the KPA side, perhaps more so this week than any week in years!! We mailed about 250 invitations to the 150th Anniversary Gala for Thursday, January 24, and then some 95 […]

Courier Journal and ProPublica to launch state government investigation

From The Courier Journal The Courier Journal and the national nonprofit news outlet ProPublica will partner in a yearlong investigation of a Kentucky state government program, the news organizations announced Wednesday. ProPublica, a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning organization, chose the Courier Journal’s proposal from among 215 applications from 43 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The Courier Journal, a 10-time Pulitzer […]

Selling Print Advertising: Sounds like the Jackson Five hit, ‘It’s easy as 1, 2, 3’

Come hear Peter Wagner, Friday, January 25, at the 2019 KPA 150th Anniversary Convention – Three Sessions – All at the Marriott East, in Louisville Selling print advertising – or anything else – is as simple as 1, 2, 3! One. Become the client’s “business partner” and not just another salesperson. Create a solid one-on-one relationship with the buyer centered […]

Reynolds Journalism Institute accepting applications for 2019-20 Fellows

RJI is looking to advance new products, services, ideas and storytelling techniques with funding, mentoring, testing and promotion. RJI offers three types of fellowships. Residential fellows earn $80,000 and spend eight months at the Missouri School of Journalism. Want to work from your home base? We offer $20,000 non-residential fellowships. Newsrooms and civil society organizations can apply for institutional fellowships […]

Newspaper Academy: Slew of webinars on the horizon

Ryan Dohrn: 10 Ways to Exceed Your Sales Goals (50 minutes) Registration: msb.press/ryanads Jan 4, 2019 • 11:00 a.m Eastern / 10 Central / 8 Pacific 25-year media sales/marketing veteran, Ryan Dohrn has trained and coached over 4,000 sales professionals. In this webinar, Ryan will share his best tips on how to exceed your sales goals in 2019. From time […]

Stuff happens so think about a new crisp, clean redesign

By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting You can hear Ed Henninger on Friday, January 25, at the 2019 KPA 150th Anniversary Convention   Sometimes a design just goes stale. Over the course of even just a few years, inconsistencies creep in, color use gets out of hand, odd typefaces appear. Stuff happens. But you can turn that around. You can bring […]

Make your convention room reservations directly with the Marriott East/Louisville

Make you reservations now, directly with the hotel online at  https://book.passkey.com/e/49581682

Injury wreck causes outage; Advocate Messenger sets up temporary newsroom at Danville hotel

By Robin Hart, Email the author A two-vehicle wreck at the corner of South Fourth Street and Figg Alley Thursday morning caused a power outage and fire hazard in the building where The Advocate-Messenger is located. The building was evacuated briefly, and a temporary newsroom had to be set up at a local hotel in order for the staff to continue working […]

Have you ordered ‘Still, We Speak’ yet? The discount price is still available

‘Still, We Speak,’ John Nelson’s look back at the first 150 years of the Kentucky Press Association, is about to go to press. There’s still time to pre-order your copy/ies at a discounted price. But you need to hurry. If you haven’t done so, then do it now. Go to www.kypress.com/stillwespeak, fill out the form and then submit it to […]

Celebrate the 150th with a Silent Auction item from your part of the state

The 150th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, January 24, is going to be more than just a reception, dinner, dance and celebration of 150 years of the Kentucky Press Association. We want to use part of its as a Silent Auction with proceeds going to help fund college internships for the Kentucky Journalism Foundation. We’ve had that program since 1993 and […]


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