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Happy Thanksgiving! Stay safe, stay healthy

We’ve gotten to this point in 2020 so let’s keep striving to make it to the end of year. It’s Thanksgiving time, a time to give thanks for all we have, all we’ve been given....

Allison Evans to serve District 2 on KPA Board; she’s a legacy as father served as KPA President

Allison Mick Evans, whose father served as president of the Kentucky Press Association/Kentucky Press Service in 1979, has been selected to serve as District 2 KPA Board member. KPA recently announced that Josh Givens had...

Where’s your vote? We’re in an election for 2021 KPA Vice President

One phrase no one heard during the recent general election was “voter apathy.” Seems everywhere you turned, in whatever state you would hear about, record numbers of voters were going to the polls. Either in...

Less than one-third of our papers have turned in the 2021 Rate Information Forms

We’re ready to put together the 2021 Kentucky Press Association Directory. We need to prepare the membership dues invoices for 2021. We’re ready to start quoting advertising placement to Kentucky ad agencies and businesses for...

‘A spark about her.’ Bryan Station HS, UK graduate hits journalism’s big, big time

“What would I be doing right now in some sister-life where I had stayed home?” Jenisha Watts, “I look at Breonna Taylor and see myself,” The Undefeated.com Back when Jenisha Watts went to Bryan Station High...

Start selling now and have a prosperous 2021!

One day soon, somebody’s gonna contact your office and want to sell their RV or houseboat or a farm or they’re having an estate auction. Maybe it’s a local company looking to place a Help...

FCC’s Consumer Affairs Division reaching out to newspapers to offer partnership

I had a contact recently from the FCC and I think that’s going to develop into a good relationship where our newspapers can benefit from the focus of the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau’s...

FCC, FTC, BBB offering joint webinar today on holiday safety; info could benefit your readers

On Friday, November 20 at 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central, the Federal Communications Commission will be joined by the Federal Trade Commission and Better Business Bureau for a webinar titled “ALL I WANT FOR THE...

Kid Scoop creates coronavirus insert for children and families

  The Coronavirus Coloring and Activity Book, a 16-page newsprint insert, is designed to help children and families understand the pandemic and practice healthy habits. It is available to newspapers as a PDF in individual...

The Relevance Project: A project formed to help your newspaper in many ways

By Tom Silvestri, Relevance Project Executive Director (Editor’s Note: The Relevance Project is sponsored by the Newspaper Association Managers whose press associations represent collectively more than 8,500 newspapers in North America.) The Relevance Project, an...

Grab these marketing dollars

And speaking of NAM and its Relevance Project, here’s another idea from it to help newspapers. Looking to jumpstart your sponsored/branded content selling to find new revenue? Check out a new data-rich study — “Sizing...

Looking for more diverse sources? Here’s some tips

Melba Newsome is an independent journalist, RJI Fellow and editor in Charlotte, North Carolina. She will create a diversity training program that she will implement in newsrooms to help them include people of color and...

New York COVID group creates ‘A Media Communications Guide’

COVID-19 and Impacted Communities: A Media Communications Guide. Purpose We, the COVID-19 Working Group – New York (CWG–NY), aim to provide journalists and communication professionals with a guide to ensure accurate reporting and to mitigate...

duPont Manual student newspaper gets national attention for Open Records efforts exposing KSP training

Google duPont Manual KSP and you’ll likely find pages and pages of links to stories about the Open Records efforts of journalism students for the Manual Redeye, the school’s student newspaper. The stories are top...

Election process underway for 2021 KPA Vice President

Letters have been mailed to the publisher/GM of KPA voting member newspapers as we begin the process of electing the 2021 KPA/Kentucky Press Service Vice President. At its virtual Fall Board Retreat on November 5,...

Change is coming to the College Heights Herald as it plans return to tabloid format

Change is coming to the College Heights Herald print edition. When publication of the Herald newspaper resumes for the Spring semester in January, it will return to a tabloid format that the Herald sported for...

Kernel, KRNL win national, international awards

The Kentucky Kernel and KRNL won 17 Pacemaker awards, the Associated Collegiate Press announced Oct. 22. The awards are given to student newspapers and magazines that display excellent writing, storytelling and design. KRNL won a...

Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony available on vimeo

The induction ceremony of the 2020 Class for the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame has been made available by the University of Kentucky. The class of 10 inductees was announced in early Spring but because...

Cindi Andrews named executive editor of Henderson Gleaner, Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — On Monday, Cindi Andrews was named executive editor of the Courier & Press. She is the first female executive editor in the newspaper’s 175-year history. Andrews’ more than two decades-long career as an editor...

NNA hosting zoom meeting with Post Office reps; free to NNA members, $30 for non-members

NNA — the National Newspaper Association — has put together a great program on Thursday, Nov. 19, with USPS officials and invites all newspapers to watch. NNA will have the program open to nonmembers for...