Start planning now to showcase at the 2018 KPA Convention Trade Show

We’re halfway through 2017 already and that means we’re headed toward January, 2018, and the 149th Convention and Trade Show for the Kentucky Press Association. Newspapers from across the state will be descending on Lexington, January 25-26, for the two-day convention at the Hilton Inn Downtown. Part of the festivities include a trade show, where newspaper vendors bring their wares […]

Fed Labor Secretary taking new (favorable to newspaper?) look at overtime ruling

This letter from National Newspaper Association President Matt Paxton details the position of NNA on the federal overtime rule, and that the Labor Secretary does not intend to enforce the new regulation that was put in during the Obama Administration. There is also a link to a survey that NNA needs you to complete. Please do so as soon as […]

Internship was far beyond typing obits and classifieds

By Chris Mura, Indiana University, Kentucky Standard, Bardstown On my first day on the job as an intern for the Kentucky Standard, I was told multiple times that Bardstown was a “news-rich environment.” As a Louisville native and an Indiana University student, I wasn’t sold on how “news-rich” a town of less than 12,000 people could be. Over the course […]

Minnesota papers plan ‘white out’ with blank front pages

Minnesota newspapers plan ‘whiteout’    More than 200 newspapers across the state of Minnesota will publish no news on their front pages during the week of August 13-19. This “Whiteout” is taking place during Minnesota Newspaper Week, part of the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s yearlong celebration of its 150th Anniversary. The Whiteout reminds Minnesotans of the important role that newspapers play, writing […]

With total eclipse on the horizon, might be a good time to start running this NASA series

NASA Space Place is a premier science communications website that engages upper-elementary-aged children in space and Earth science. As a complement to our website, we produce a free, monthly column which is currently used in a number of newspapers across the country.  We were hoping that your state press association might be able to let your member papers know about […]

NNA convention Oct. 5-7 in Tulsa, OK

NNA’s 131st Annual Convention and Trade Show, held at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa, will address pressing business objectives of community newspaper owners, publishers and senior staff with educational sessions and peer sharing activities.  Full registration includes four general sessions, five sets of round table discussion sessions, an exhibit hall with more than 30 exhibitors and tickets to a welcome reception, […]

The state of digital media

Earlier this summer, Reuters Institute released the Digital News Report 2017. The report presented statistics regarding the digital news consumption. The data was collected by a YouGov survey that included over 70,000 online news consumers in 36 different countries. Specifically, the Digital News Report focused on data revolving around fake news, business models and different platforms for news consumption. A […]

Scammer targets CKNJ customer

From Jeff Moreland, publisher, Central Kentucky News Journal, Campbellsville Do not provide credit card information to callers Attention to our customers: A customer came into our office earlier this week and told us he had received a phone call from a number appearing to be our number, which is (270) 465-8111. The customer said he was told his payment had […]

Small town has huge impact on newspaper intern

Blake Sandlin, The Crittenden Press, Marion Murray State University When my journalism professor, Leigh Wright, approached me about an opportunity to intern in Marion, Kentucky, at the conclusion of last school year, I was skeptical at best. I’d driven through the town of 3,000 people a few times before; a place where the gas station, McDonald’s, grocery store and other […]

NAM visits Constitution Center

My Newspaper Association Managers brothers and sisters gathered in Philadelphia last week for our 94th convention. NAM was founded in 1923. Most of the time was spent in sessions talking about programs and services we offer our member newspapers and as always, must spent on lobbying and legislature. Especially when it comes to public notice advertising. We did get to […]