Freedom of the press is needed now more than ever

Letter to the Editor/The Courier-Journal A free, independent media is needed now in this country as much as ever. Regardless of one’s political affiliation, suppression of the media by a president should terrify you. Donald Trump has openly declared war on the media, he has accused news networks of dishonesty when they disagree with him or report his activities and he […]

With recent developments from some politicians, Reagan’s letter worth reprinting

Well, seems more politicians need to read the letter KPA received from President Ronald Reagan in 1985.

Editorial: News delivery has changed over past two decades, but core values persist

By The Kentucky Standard Editorial Board Twenty years ago this month, The Kentucky Standard launched its first website. Little did the decision-makers at the local community paper realize just how different this new era would be for the news industry, both on the national level and the local levels. The Standard was one of the earliest community newspapers to dip […]

Expectations are like icebergs

By John Foust, Raleigh, NC Saundra’s experience as a sales manager has given her a unique perspective on client relationships. “Most sales people in the advertising business are taught to discover problems and prescribe solutions to those problems,” she said. “Too often, a sales person hears about a problem and says, ‘We can fix that. Just advertise with us, and […]

This free tool tells you when sources try to make quiet changes online

Klaxon, created by The Marshall Project, is a free tool that tracks changes to websites you want to keep an eye on. Klaxon works as a bookmarklet that you set up in your browser. You click the bookmarklet and highlight whatever text you want to track. Klaxon will email you whenever a change is made. This tool is used by […]

The Washington Post’s Marty Baron on the importance of investigative journalism

… “I think there’s huge support for [investigative reporting] right now. The people who are subscribing clearly want us to do investigative reporting. They want us to hold powerful individuals and powerful institutions to account, including their government — at the federal level, state level, local level — they want us to do it all. That’s something they are willing […]

What to know about Facebook’s war on clickbait

Facebook is reducing the reach of posts with sensational headlines. The key updates: Individual posts that intentionally omit or exaggerate information in their headlines will have reduced reach in the platform’s News Feed. For example, posts with headlines such as “He Put Garlic In His Shoes Before Going To Bed And What Happens Next Is Hard To Believe” (one of […]