On Second Thought

Herald-Leader moving to digital-only on Saturdays, expanding Friday and Sunday print editions

The following was published in the Wednesday, October 9, Lexington Herald-Leader. The change takes effect January 11, 2020. To our readers: The Herald-Leader is changing to make sure we are able to meet the needs...

Kentucky native, WKU grad helping with Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

I had the privilege this week of participating in a conference call with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Josh Moore, the legal clinics coordinator with the Reporters Committee, set up the conference...

Catlett, Gaines, Pace, Shepherd to represent districts on KPA Board starting in 2020

Three current KPA Board members and a fourth who has served previously as a State At-Large member will be representing their districts on the KPA Board of Directors, beginning in January. Regina Catlett, Steve Gaines...

55 papers registered for 2019 KPA Advertising, News contests

With a week before the entry deadline hits, we’re sitting here with 55 newspapers registered. That’s a tremendous growth in the last two weeks. Newspapers have to register to be able to enter so if...

US Supreme Court declines to hear Herald-Leader case against LFUCG on newspaper distribution

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up the Lexington Herald-Leader distribution case involving a decision by the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government. SCOTUS refusing to take up the case leaves that ordinance standing...

NNA welcomes moderation in 2020 postage increases

From the National Newspaper Association The annual increase in postage classes heavily used by newspapers has been revealed by the US Postal Service and National Newspaper Association was pleased that they are relatively moderate, in...

NNA takes USPS to task for shoddy service despite increased costs

From the National Newspaper Association The National Newspaper Association, while meeting for its annual convention in Milwaukee, called for Congress to renew its commitment to postal reform in light of a new report criticizing the Postal...

Whatever the outcome, impeachment process would be a learning experience on government, politics, Constitution

By John Schaaf John Schaaf of Georgetown is a retired attorney, and he can be reached at John.Schaaf1975@gmail.com The Georgetown News-Graphic recently polled its readers about the current impeachment process and found them evenly split...

Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association merge to become America’s Newspapers

From America’s Newspapers America’s Newspapers—the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association—was ceremonially launched Oct. 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago. America’s Newspapers unites two...

Shoutout to Aaron K. Nelson, new editor of the Henry County Local

Aaron Nelson, who notes his roots are in Appalachia and got his journalism career underway by helping start a newspaper “from the ground up,” has been named editor of the Henry County Local. The Henry...

Beloved journalism professor honored at First Amendment event with James Madison Award

By Kennedy Sabharwal, University of Kentucky student Kennedy Sabharwal is a broadcast journalism multimedia and biology/honors double (triple) major. She was just crowned  Miss Clinton County Fair, Miss University of Kentucky and will head to...

Reversing the trend: NKY Tribune adds a print component to its online presence

By Judy Clabes, NKyTribune editor What started as a discussion among community leaders about the region’s needs grew into an idea for a print component for the NKyTribune. Enter the notion that if the Trib Team...

October 5 is ‘Watchdog Workshop’ sponsored by IRE, UK Journalism/Media School

The University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media is hosting a workshop Saturday, Oct.5 designed to improve your ability to add depth to your stories and make you a better, faster journalist. There will...

You can help a UL journalism student attend the KPA Winter Convention

$30. That’s all it takes, a mere $30 and with that you could sponsor a University of Louisville journalism student to attend the KPA Winter Convention. Over the last few months, On Second Thought has...

Save the date: Friday, Nov. 15, to attend Covering Substance Abuse and Recovery, a workshop for journalists, in Ashland

From Kentucky Health News — an independent news service of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky, with support from the...

KPNS hits the 10-year celebration with more than 64,000 stories and 9,000 editorials

Tuesday, October 1, marked the 10th anniversary of the Kentucky Press News Service, a product that grew out of an extensive two-year Strategic Planning process. The idea actually took more than a year to develop...

National Newspaper Week starts Sunday; it’s an opportunity to practice what you preach

We send advertising reps to call on businesses. We tell them to convince business owners that they can’t survive without newspaper advertising and give them an arm load of materials to show the strength of...

Newseum closing at the end of 2019

Posted on October 1, 2019 by Newseum After more than 11 years and nearly 10 million visitors, the Newseum will close on Dec. 31, 2019. Thank you to everyone who has visited, especially the members, donors and Founding...

FCC proposes eliminating newspaper notices … again

From the Public Notice Resource Center Twenty-three months after it initially issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) recommending the elimination of newspaper notice for broadcast license applications, FCC last week issued a Further Notice of...

Lobbying was more than $1 million above last odd-year session spending

By Laura H. Hendrix, Executive Director, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission This is the first Legislative Ethics Commission report by its new Executive Director Laura H. Hendrix. She replaces John Schaaf who retired as of September...