‘Dog Paddling Across the Bluegrass’ premieres week of September 10

Newspapers who have already signed up for the 2017 KPA Fall Chapter Series need to be watching their email inbox by the end of the month to access materials for this year’s Woody and Chloe series. It’s another 10 weeks of typical Woody adventures, and perhaps misadventures, as they take to the water in way Eastern Kentucky, making their way […]

Newspaper chimes in with a big ‘Attaboy’ for KPA summer intern

From Allison Evans, The Crittenden Press If you like a buffet, this installment of Write Now is for you. It’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Attaboy Blake Let’s start with a huge attaboy to our summer intern Blake Sandlin. First off, choosing an intern is like choosing a piece of candy from an assortment […]

Madison Award deadline is September 1

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 […]

Sheryl Ellis: A Champion of Fort Campbell

From the Fort Campbell Courier During the weeklong celebration of the 101st Airborne Division’s 75th anniversary, Soldiers and community members were invited to witness the inauguration of a champion of Fort Campbell at Division Headquarters. The Champions of Fort Campbell program honors and recognizes the efforts of private-sector citizens in the local communities surrounding Fort Campbell in supporting the post. […]

Into the Issues: Continuing the story of Josh Qualls’ response to a reader on the role of newspapers

Editor’s Note: I doubt when Joshua Qualls sat down to write his article about his KPA internship this summer that he’d given thought to what a widespread reach his words could have. Sure, putting them in On Second Thought and posting on the KPA Facebook, there would be a lot of people who saw his picture, read his words. But […]

CKNJ moving to weekly status

Central Kentucky News Journal publisher Jeff Moreland called Thursday to say the twice-weekly will become a weekly (Thursday.) That happens in the first week of October. That schedule means the Campbellsville twice-weekly will compete this year in the Multi-Weekly contest division and next year in Weekly, Class 3. (Editor’s Note: Been there, done that. At Georgetown, we were a twice-weekly […]

National Newspaper Week 2017 – October 1 – 7

Be watching On Second Thought as materials are uploaded to the NAM website for you to download and promote Real Newspapers/Real News, the theme of the 2017 National Newspaper Week.  

Kentucky newspapers showed much more interest this year in the County Health Rankings, no matter if rankings were good or bad

By Elizabeth Spencer and Al Cross Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media More Kentucky newspapers are writing about their communities’ health, even when it presents an unfavorable picture, when measured by coverage of the annual County Health Rankings. Kentucky papers reported on the rankings at a record rate in 2017, according […]

How to train your newsroom when time and money are short

By Kristen Hare, Poynter Amy Kovac-Ashley’s job is a kind of mix between a therapist and a personal trainer. As senior newsroom learning program manager at the American Press Institute, she works with newsrooms around the country to figure out what journalists want to learn, what the newsrooms need them to learn and how to make those things work together. […]

Top journalists reveal the best reporting advice they have received

Journalism as a profession is more art than science. There are few codified rules of the trade, no official list of industry do’s and don’ts. All of which makes the unofficial pipeline of advice—words of wisdom from one journalist to another—more important than ever. CJR reached out to an array of prominent journalists, from veterans and legends to recent grads […]