National Newspaper Week – Oct. 3-9: materials available on NNWeek website

  Thank you for your interest and support of National Newspaper Week. This year’s observance will be held October 3-9. This 81st annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and...

‘Democracy And The Informed Citizen’ to examine roles of news and other media October 7

Contact: Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, 859-257-3744 or al.cross@uky.edu At a time when information is easier than ever to get, much of it is misinformation, and it is undermining American democracy...

State proposes doubling to quadrupling ad rates for highway signs promoting businesses

Let’s say you hadn’t raise your advertising rates in a few years. In the middle of a pandemic, if you realized it has been a while since rates changed, would you catch up the prices...

David Hawpe memorialized at UK Journalism/Media Symposium

The School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky held a memorial symposium, celebrating the life of UK alum and former Board of Trustee member David Hawpe. The event was held Friday, September...

Leaders in rural journalism from coast to coast to be honored at annual Al Smith Awards Dinner in Lexington Oct. 28; Chuck Todd of NBC News will be keynote speaker

Contact: Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, 859-257-3744 or al.cross@uky.edu   NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd will keynote the Al Smith Awards Dinner, held annually to honor outstanding rural journalism, at...

UK Ford Lecture to Focus on Voting Rights and the elusive search for bipartisanship

By Martin School Report and Danielle Donham Voting rights and the elusive search for bipartisanship will be the subject of the University of Kentucky’s annual Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Lecture from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12....

To the Vax! Clinton County News staff all vaccinated against COVID

Alan Gibson, left, and the staff of the Clinton County News developed a house ad, pleading with Clinton Countians to get the vaccine. All of the staff have received their vaccination.

Max Heath’s final column: Advertising measurement rules from DMM and Customer Support Rulings compiled

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in the September 2021 issue of the National Newspaper Association Foundation’s periodical, Publishers’ Auxiliary. This is Max Heath’s last column, submitted before he fell ill. Max, the 1987 President...

NNA Foundation still accepting contributions for Max Heath Postal Institute

From the National Newspaper Association Foundation Max Heath A new postal education program from National Newspaper Association Foundation will be named after its longtime mentor and trainer Max Heath of Kentucky. The Max Heath Postal...

Crittenden, Cumberland, Russell Springs first to submit entries in 2021 KPA News, Ad contests

And we now have our first entries in the 2021 KPA contests. While the number of newspapers registering grows slowly but surely, we are starting to get actual entries for the contests. The Crittenden Press,...

No postage increase in January, but two are on deck each year beginning January 2023

The U.S. Postal Service has announced it will not implement a postage increase in January 2022.  The next increase will be in July 2022. Then it will begin a new regime of twice-yearly increases, beginning...

Censorship through Public Information Officers to Be A Focus of Major Meeting on Free Speech At Yale Law School 

By Kathryn Foxhall, SPJ-DC Chapter, kfoxhall@verizon.net The issue of fighting censorship by federal government and other public information officers will be one of the main topics at the Yale Law School’s upcoming “ Access &...

Good news, bad news in Borrell’s latest study on local ad spending

By Gretchen Peck, Editor & Publisher Since 2016, Borrell Associates — a Williamsburg, Va.-based consultancy — has been taking the quarterly pulse of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to better understand their marketing and advertising strategies and...

A guide to social branding on any newsroom budget

By Adriana Lacy, Reynolds Journalism Institute If you work in a newsroom, chances are you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the mission or values of your newsroom. You’ve wondered about how your stories...

Slowly, very slowly, but surely newspapers registering for KPA News, Advertising contests

Another plea Thursday for newspapers to get registered for one or both of the KPA contests — news and advertising — resulted in 14 more papers added to the list. Now we’re up to 29...

KPA moving into another means of electronic communication — SLACK

The KPA President’s Column By Sharon Burton, Adair County Community Voice   We can probably all agree that the last thing we need is another way to electronically communicate. Between email, texting and social media...

Softball, fund-raising result in $12,000 for KPA Board member suffering from cancer

(Editor’s Note: Shortly after the April 16 KPA Board meeting, Hancock Clarion news editor Dave Taylor learned that he had Stage 4 esophageal cancer. Just a couple of weeks after getting that news, Dave starting...

Three lawsuits filed after AG rules contrary on personal devices of public employees

From KPA General Counsels, Kaplan, Johnson, Abate & Bird This week brought three new lawsuits raising a critically important issue under the Open Records Act: whether communications sent from or received on a public employee’s...

KHSJA looking for financial support from newspapers as it gets into the 2021-22 school year

From Stan McKinney, KHSJA Administrator After a slow period because of Covid, the Kentucky High School Journalism Association is gearing up once more. The association is managed by Campbellsville University. But it cannot exist without...

‘Making Sense of the Census’ training set for Thursday, Sept. 16 for KPA members

Join the US Census Bureau’s Data Dissemination Specialist Tim Sarko and Media Specialist Susan Licate for a 60-minute informative session designed especially for journalists.Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 2:30pm ET/1:30pm CT. Journalists use Census Bureau data...