Coming to you early today

But don’t get spoiled having it on your desk (ok, computer screen) first thing each Friday morning. Isn’t gonna happen with any regularity. But it’s out early today because the KPA/KPS Board of Directors will be meeting at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown. And I’ll have to get there a little early to make sure everything’s set […]

Woody, Chloe need your two cents worth

Literally. We’re not talking about the typical “two cents worth” where you give you thoughts, ideas during a conversation. Since 2001, the Lexington Herald-Leader with funding by Kentucky Utilities most of those years, and help from KPA, we have furnished at least one Chapter Series each year. Most typically, in the last 13 or so years, the Fall Chapter Series […]

July 1925: KPA adopts Code of Ethics

  In prepping for the Sesquicentennial celebration of the Kentucky Press Association in 2019, we’re all looking for any historical documents we can share with members and the public. John Nelson, who is authoring a book about those 150 years found a copy of the Code of Ethics adopted by KPA in July, 1925. The document is above; what it […]

Governor shuns media traditions, filters; uses social media for message control

By Al Cross, Director, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, School of Journalism and Media, College of Communication and Information,University of Kentucky – Gov. Matt Bevin’s communications director said Wednesday evening that “We don’t really find a ton of value” in general press conferences because the governor travels the state extensively and is interviewed by “the newspapers that want to cover the […]

Kentucky journalist Al Tompkins holding Storytelling Workshop April 29

Free Event is Must-Attend for college and professional print, digital and broadcast journalists The Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters Association [KAPB] and the Kentucky Broadcasters Association [KBA] invite college and professional journalists to attend a free storytelling workshop with Kentucky native Al Tompkins at the Hilton Lexington on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tompkins is The Poynter Institute’s […]

Are Special Districts reporting as they should? Check

SO HAVE YOU… Gone to and checked to see what “special districts” are operating in your county and then contacted them about publishing required information as required in KRS 424? No use waiting, if you haven’t. Get in touch with the agency and remind them they are required to publish certain financial information in the newspaper. And editors – […]

Deadline is May 10 for community journalism public service award

The Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues seek nominations for the Al Smith Award, given annually for public service through community journalism over a lifetime by a native or resident of Kentucky, or someone who has spent a significant portion of his or her career in the state. The […]

Nominations open for Tom, Pat Gish Award

The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues seeks nominations by May 15, 2017, for this year’s Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, tenacity and integrity in rural journalism. The award is named for Tom and Pat Gish,who published The Mountain Eagle in Whitesburg, Ky., for more than 51 years. They died in 2008 and 2014, respectively, and their […]

Going to the Hall of Fame luncheon April 28?

Then get with it. Today is the deadline to make your reservation(s). Nine new members will join the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame Friday, April 28. They will be inducted at a luncheon ceremony sponsored by the University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism and Media and the UK School of Journalism Alumni Association. Reservations are required and must be made […]