President’s Project for 2017 taking shape

Each year, we get the KPA President to develop one project he or she would like for KPA to accomplish during the term in office. 2017 President Ryan Craig knew long before he took office what his project would be. “A strategic plan.” Until 2008, as far as we know, KPA had never had a strategic plan. But that was […]

Intern, KPA benefit from each other

Every year KPA has quite a few interns pass through it, and each has their own unique experience. Through the pursuit of journalism each intern explores and grows and refines their work, gaining unquantifiable hands-on experience in a way unique to each individual. This summer, I did something that definitely fits the category of unique for a KPA intern, something […]

Madison Award nominations being accepted by First Amendment Center

The Scripps Howard First Amendment Center is looking for a Kentuckian who is a champion of the First Amendment. The center in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky is requesting nominations for its annual James Madison Award. The award, created in 2006, honors the nation’s fourth president, whose extraordinary efforts led to the passage and […]

Internship got Transy English major out of her comfort zone, has much more confidence

Savannah Hemmer  The Ledger Independent  Transylvania University    When I began my search for summer internships, I never thought I would  find one in the local newspaper business! I had not really had much experience with journalism, but as an English major, I knew that I loved to read and write. I came to Maysville not knowing what to expect, […]

Courier-Journal president Wes Jackson named chief of new USA TODAY Network automotive group; Eddie Tyner named regional president for Ohio, Louisville

Courier-Journal President Wes Jackson has been named the new president of USA TODAY Network Automotive, the company announced today. Jackson said the new team will “harness Gannett’s powerful foundation of automotive relationships, marketing services and local market expertise to build one comprehensive automotive business focused on the needs of the automotive industry.” The automotive network does business with more than […]

Kentuckian, former Louisville Times intern named new administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes

By Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal   A Kentuckian and onetime Louisville Times intern has been tapped as the new administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes. Dana Canedy, who also worked as a bureau chief, reporter and editor for the New York Times, will announce the winners of the annual journalism, literature and music competition at a news conference watched by newsrooms nationwide, in […]

New editor turns intern’s experience into one that made her better

This summer The Madisonville Messenger was shaken when a new editor was brought in to replace the editor.  I hadn’t expected much to come from the internship except a paycheck, which is how the summer originally started. When the new editor came in he made changes that allowed me to focus on photography first and writing second. He guided my […]

Jobs still being posted at KPA newspapers; 3 added this week

Page Designer, Advocate-Messenger, Danville Sports Reporter, Advocate-Messenger, Danville Reporter, Grant County News General Assignment Reporter, The State Journal, Frankfort Sports/General Assignment Reporter, Springfield Sun Reporter, Mayfield Messenger Sports Reporter, Mountain Advocate, Barbourville Real-time news reporter, Lexington Herald-Leader Publisher/Regional Manager, Oldham Era, Henry County Local Reporter, Corbin Times Tribune Editor, Ashland Daily Independent Sports Editor/Reporter, Glasgow Daily Times Sales Professionals, Glasgow […]