With another election on the horizon, how will the media be treated at the polling place?

It’s an ongoing battle in some counties, as easy as pie in others. For the last several years, newspapers have been told everything from “Just don’t take identifying pictures of those in the voting areas” to “You’re not allowed around here because you’re wanting to take pictures and that’s electioneering.” And with Tuesday’s election on the horizon, I’m sure we’ll […]

Herald-Leader fighting ‘unconstitutional’ ordinance

It’s been brewing quite a while, efforts by the Lexington/Fayette County Urban County Council to control distribution of ‘unsolicited print materials.’ While it would appear the Herald-Leader’s ‘Community News’ is at the center of the controversy, the council says it’s an effort to control all printed materials that are thrown on sidewalks and in yards — from pizza coupons to […]

‘PULSE OF KENTUCKY’ readership study promo materials available for KPA members

Hopefully, you saw a note in On Second Thought recently about a statewide readership survey that KPA is participating in. Pulse of Kentucky is part of a Pulse Research/Pulse of America readership study. It’s been a few years since KPA conducted a readership survey to benefit newspapers and advertising sales, partly because of the cost. These statewide surveys can easily […]

Aargh!! The misuse of the English language, especially in sports, is demoralizing

Missouri Is Looking For Their First SEC Win Against UK Any sportswriter, headline writer, or even a graduate of the sixth grade knows Missouri is an “it.” Granted if it said Tigers or Missouri Tigers the word “their” is appropriate. But Missouri, alone, or UK, or other such identity takes an “it.” Yes, it is one of my biggest pet […]

14 registered for Just the Basics Nov. 11 seminar; today is deadline to sign-up

KPA’s Just the Basics: Making the Sale seminar is set for Friday, November 11 at the Lexington Herald-Leader. Already 14 ad staff sales reps have been signed up. If you’re sending a newby sales rep, or sales representative who needs a refresher course in selling advertising, then hurry! The deadline to register is today. It will be 10 a.m. to […]

Slimp offering discount for KPA members to Newspaper Academy training

Kentucky Press Association members are eligible to receive a 20 percent discount to Newspaper Academy webinars led by Kevin Slimp. Below find information on upcoming classes. Register for any of these three Kevin Slimp webinars at: Getting People to Pick Up Your Paper Thu, Nov 17 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 Central Normal Price: $39 KPA Discounted Price: $32 Kevin Slimp […]

Poynter accepting applications for leadership academy

Applications are now open for the Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, Poynter’s transformative program that focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the highest levels of digital media leadership. Apply by Nov. 30 for this program March 19-24. Tuition for the academy is free thanks to the generous support of the McClatchy Foundation, the John […]

Many businesses getting lucrative taxpayer assistance

From John Schaaf, Executive Director, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission In the first 10 months of this year, Kentucky state government has approved more than $170 million in taxpayer assistance to businesses that are locating, expanding, or training employees in the state. The biggest award approved so far this year by the Kentucky Economic Development and Finance Authority is $14 million […]

Postage will go down for many newspapers next year

Paul Boyle | News Media Alliance The U.S. Postal Service on October 12 proposed new rates for 2017 that may significantly decrease postage costs for many newspapers using the nation’s postal system to deliver Total Market Coverage (TMC) products (e.g. ad inserts to non-subscribers). As a result of the change, some major market metros could see a reduction in postage […]

AP Stylebook releases guide for 2016 election

The AP Stylebook has released a guide for the 2016 election based on the AP Stylebook and common usage in AP stories. See the 2016 election style guide here.