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As broadband gaps grow during COVID-19, newspapers are the right home for public notices

Share this article and links below with your local State Representatives and Senators By Tonda Rush, NNA General Counsel Making sure Americans receive public notice on matters of critical concern to them during the coronavirus...

Intern discovers ‘tickling a giant’ and will do so in her career since the public has a right to know

By Jennifer K. Perkins, Corbin Times-Tribune, Eastern Kentucky University Two years ago, I sat in front of a computer to write out my first Kentucky Press Association Internship reflection article, and it just seemed to...

Intern gets an all-around introduction to the newspaper business at Kentucky Publishing

Zachary Anglin, West Kentucky News/Paducah, Murray State University   Going into KPA’s internship program during a viral pandemic is something many past interns simply cannot say. Initially, I didn’t really know what to expect or...

James Scogin documentary available on Amazon Prime, makes basketball movie database

Honors continue for documentary: Available on Amazon Prime, honored by basketball magazine; and won two Communicator Awards from AIVA In 2019, the Georgetown News-Graphic held the world premiere of “Leader of the Pack,” a documentary...

NNA assured overnight newspapers will be unaffected by new letter carrier rules

Notify NNA if you find examples of delivery delays because of the experiment By Tonda Rush, NNA General Counsel NNA President Matt Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, has been assured by the USPS...

Peter Wagner: Ready for the new norm? Then prepare your newspaper now for those changes

By Peter Wagner, N’West Iowa Review, Newspaper Consultant The future of newspapers lies in the small town. The once six-day-a-week, 16,000 circulation newspaper to the north of me reduced its publication schedule to three days...

Checkout the new KPA website at kypress.com

  It’s not finally finished, still a few tweaks that have to be done but last week, we launched the new http://www.kypress.com website. The previous one had only been in place for 15 years so...

Out of his sports comfort zone, KPA intern learns he’s a (news) journalist

By Gage Johnson, Kentucky New Era/Hopkinsville, Murray State University This summer I’ve been thrust to an environment I was not comfortable in despite working in a newsroom for almost four years and it’s been one...

Cynthiana Democrat intern gets first experience at a newspaper ‘that printed issues every week’

Previous experience was only with an online student newspaper at Morehead State University Alyssa Allen, Cynthiana Democrat, Morehead State University aallen@cynthianademocrat.com I’m going to be brutally honest: I never expected to do a KPA Internship....

Shoutout! Kleyn named editor of Springfield Sun

From the Springfield Sun A new editor is on the scene at The Springfield Sun. The Sun announced late last week that Jane Reid Kleyn, sports and news reporter for the Sun, has been named...

3 SHOUTOUTS to the Crittenden Press

After sending a news release Wednesday from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Kentucky Medical Association on the importance of wearing a mask, Chris Evans shared with me a campaign he got underwritten by...

Hunger Action Month coming in September; media packets will be sent in mid-August

Kentucky newspapers did a tremendous job in 2019 helping to promote Hunger Action Month and the successes from that continue today. There are still examples almost weekly of the communities and organizations around the state...

SPJ Committee calls for research on press blockages

The Freedom of Information Committee for the Society of Professional Journalists invites research on controls over employees and journalists through media relations departments. Over the last 20 to 30 years there has been a surge...

Slimp initiates 2020 newspaper survey

The following was emailed earlier this week to each KPA publisher. If your publisher hasn’t not completed the survey for Kevin, then we hope someone at the newspaper will so he can gather accurate information...

Financial disclosures for candidates and legislators on KLEC site; news from Legislative Ethics Commission

By Laura H. Hendrix, Executive Director, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission The Commission has the statutorily required financial disclosures for legislative candidates and legislators available on the Commission’s website at https://klec.ky.gov/Reports/Pages/Legislators-and-Candidates.aspx. The commission appreciates the legislators’...

NNA’s 134th convention will (virtually) go on as scheduled

The 134th annual National Newspaper Association is going forward October 1-3 but just in a different way. Like many meetings and conventions have done since mid-March, virtual is the keyword for how the NNA convention...

Free micro-course by RJI Fellow: Learn to write news for mobile audiences in five-minute lessons

By Linda Austin, Reynolds Journalism Institute Linda Austin is the project director of the Associated Press Media Editors’ NewsTrain and an RJI Fellow. She was vice president and editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader from 2007...

USPS’ Expedited to Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS) threatens newspaper delivery delays

By Tonda Rush, National Newspaper Association Tonda Rush is the director of public policy and serves as general counsel to the National Newspaper Association. Email her at tonda@nna.org. A new U.S. Postal Service experiment called Expedited to...

Promote Pulse Research survey so you can get some good marketing information for your paper

From Pulse Research for KPA Member Newspapers Pulse is launching a new survey to help determine the impact of Covid-19 on local shopping intentions. How we shop has changed and this is having a major...

Ten ways to mess up an online presentation

By John Foust, Advertising Trainer These days, ad professionals are conducting more digital presentations than ever before. While there are some similarities with in-person meetings, there are some significant differences. Let’s take a quick look...