On Second Thought

October 5, 2012

In this week’s Weekly Member Update: • Journalism Hall of Fame Nominations due January 7, 2013 • KPS begins digital placement service — DigiDeals — and makes its first sale * Board elections for 2013-16 underway for Districts 9, 10 and 12 • Teresa will be photographing Vice Presidential Debate on October 11 if you’d like some pictures • Senate […]

September 28, 2012

Friday Update to KPA Members FROM:  David T. Thompson (dthompson@kypress.com) RE:  Various and Sundry Items This one will be shorter than usual. I’ll be leaving about 9:30 and heading to Bardstown for the KPA Digital Committee meeting. Should be back in the office around 3:30, I think, if you need me. ADVERTISING PASSES THE $4 MILLION MARK       […]

September 21, 2012

Tax reform consultants don’t support ad tax but suggest other services to tax • Herald-Leader ‘Most Wanted’ feature successful, expanding • Have you hugged your newspaper today? • Have you registered your newspaper for the Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers – 2012 competition? • Got some promo items you’re looking to get rid of? • EKU SPJ Chapter named best in […]

September 7, 2012

Here’s your Weekly Update featuring: • Fall Contest material is available at www.kypress.com/excellence2012 • Have you filled out the Survey Monkey from Reynolds Journalism Institute to help us plan the 2013 KPA Convention sessions? • The disclaimer language required on U.S. Congressional race political ads • Wanting to cover the Vice Presidential Debate in Danville? Good luck getting credentials • […]

August 31, 2012

Friday Update to KPA Members FROM:  David T. Thompson (dthompson@kypress.com) RE:  Various and Sundry Items 2012 KPS PLACEMENT TOTALS IN-HOUSE – $3,772,651.86 FOR ALL OF YOU, ALL AT ONCE!!  New way to disseminate the Weekly Member Update. Because our list serve company limits us to no more than 500 emails addresses in any hour, all of the previous weeks I’ve […]

August 24, 2012

Tons and tons of news this week: • Postal Rate Commission sides with USPS and Valassis on sweetheart mailing deal • IRS scrutinizing newspaper/carrier independent contractor status? • KPA Fall Contest — mostly the same with one new category! • AG opinions support KPA’s position on taxing districts publishing some financial information and list of officers • Electronic subscriptions will […]

August 17, 2012

2012 KPS PLACEMENT TOTALS IN-HOUSE – $3,696,953.50 SOME THINGS MAKE IT ALL WORTHWHILE            I share the whole email though it’s kinda long but Tuesday’s highlight was one from Charles Whitaker, 84 years old, or young, who’s the publisher/owner of the Letcher County Community News Press in Cromona. Honestly, brought tears to my eyes and I […]

August 10, 2012

Unlike Tony Bennett, I didn’t leave my heart in San Francisco so I’m back in the office with another Weekly Update. This week’s edition includes: • some notes from the NAM Convention and our emphasis on “Staying Relevant in a Changing Industry” • are you charging for obits? Funeral homes probably are and pocketing your money if you’re not • […]

July 13, 2012

From Happy Birthday to a Beauty Pageant to the Governor not meaning what he said, here’s what’s happening in and around KPA! HAPPY 20 YEARS, OPEN MEETINGS/OPEN RECORDS!!  It’s officially tomorrow, July 14, but I’m taking this time to remind you our Open Meetings/Open Records laws, the second generation, celebrate 20 years of good, open government. I doubt any of […]

July 6, 2012

This was delayed slightly because a release from the Governor’s Office just came across that 27 counties are being put on a water shortage alert list. If you haven’t gotten the release and are listed among the 27 counties (below), email me and I’ll forward it to you. The following counties, listed by Drought Management Area (DMA), meet the criteria […]