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Chuck Todd of NBC News to keynote Al Smith Awards Dinner Sept. 26 at Marriott Griffin Gate

KPA members to get special discount as David Thompson receives Al Smith Award from IRJCI, SPJ By Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues Chuck Todd, political director of NBC News and host...

Internship at Lebanon Enterprise is ‘eye-opening,’ and just might lead to a career in newspapers

Since 1993, the Kentucky Journalism Foundation/Kentucky Press Association has funded up to 24 summer internships with KPA member newspapers. The internship program is open to any college student either attending a Kentucky college/university or a...

Special Session began this morning but some legislators were 100 miles away

The governor’s call for a Special Session to address part of the pension crisis was gaveled in at 8 a.m. today but some seats in the two chambers were vacant. That’s because number of legislators...

Special Session gives media a trial run on new House Chamber accommodations

For the last few weeks, members of the media have been working with House leadership on the media accommodation area of the House chambers. I’m not sure what precipitated the discussion but have been privileged...

KIPA students getting back-to-school ready with August 16 ‘camp’ at Western

College journalists from across the state will meet at Western Kentucky University on Friday, Aug. 16 for the annual back-to-school boot camp. KIPA is still finalizing the schedule but session topics will range from how...

46 sign up to help judge Maine Press Association news, advertising contests

Contest judgings by state press associations are reciprocal agreements. Kinda like “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.” But in this case, it’s “you judge our contests, we’ll judge yours.” And that’s where we stand...

East Bound and Down: Lack of truck drivers can mean late deliveries, higher transportation cost for newsprint

Reprinted with permission of the National Newspaper Association/Publisher’s Auxiliary By Tony Smithson Tony Smithson For those of us who grew up in the ’70s, the Smokey and the Bandit movies painted a pretty glamorous portrait...

Former weekly newspaper editor enters Democratic primary to unseat Mitch McConnell

Former Stanford Interior Journal editor, Michael Broihier, has thrown his hat into the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. Broihier, 57, was with his hometown weekly for five years, the last three as editor. By Daniel...

High School Basketball Hall of Fame set to induct 12 more players and coaches

The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame will be introducing its second class of inductees during ceremonies August 2-3 in Elizabethtown. Twelve players and coaches will be inducted on Saturday, August 3 at the...

Fall Chapter Series at 29 newspapers after first week of signups

The 2019 KPA Fall Chapter Series begins September 15 and in the first week since the announcement, 29 newspapers representing more than 112,000 subscribers have signed up. As yet untitled, the 10-week series features the...

Nearly 7,000 people threatened to cancel their newspaper subscriptions. Here’s what got them to sta

By Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab  You’re a print newspaper subscriber, and one morning your paper doesn’t show up. You call customer service (how brave of you!) and threaten to cancel. The apologetic customer service...

How writers can do better

By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting A note from Ed: I could spend hours talking with reporters and writers. I respect who they are and I respect how hard they work. But I really want to share...

2020 census: How undercounts and overcounts can hurt US communities

By Denise-Marie Ordway, Journalist’s Resource The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to count the American population every decade to determine how the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives should be divided among the...

Newspapers find creative and imaginative pathways to discover new revenue

From Editor & Publisher It’s true that the traditional economic model may be gone, but many local and national newspapers are using their ambition and creativity to explore new and exciting business models with hopes...

Deepfake technology is changing fast — use these 5 resources to keep up

By Clark Merrefield, Journalist’s Resource Several resources and recent studies have been compiled to help journalists keep up with deepfake technology — and its potential to alter popular perceptions of public figures. Click here to read more.

How business interests shaped US public records law: Q&A with Jeannine Relly

The Freedom of Information Act lets anyone request records from federal agencies. Federal agencies have to provide requested records, with exemptions. (To see the nine exemptions to the federal FOIA, click here.) This Journalist’s Resource podcast...

It’s newspapers’ turn to be featured in Woody and Chloe Fall Chapter Series

As KPA continues celebrating its 150th Anniversary; series begins September 15 for 10 weeks   Woody and Chloe are in the backyard enjoying a game of fetch. Attempting to impress the Maltese next door, Woody...

Next media packet project will be about food insecurities; September is ‘Hunger Action Month’

It’s amazing, and not in a good way, to hear about the number of children and seniors, in fact the number of Kentuckians, who are labeled “food insecure.” As you can see by the cutline...

Venita Fritz adds Eddyville, Princeton to her GM responsibilities

From Paxton Media Group Venita Fritz has been named general manager of the Eddyville Herald Ledger and the Princeton Times Leader. A nearly 20-year veteran of Paxton Media Group, Fritz has served in various roles...

7 tips for covering the 2020 census

By Denise-Marie Ordway As the U.S. prepares for the 2020 census, news outlets nationwide will be working to help the public understand the importance and impact of the once-every-10-years population count. To help journalists bolster their...