Your help requested with the cost ($$$) of the Scripps Spelling Bee

The School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky hosts the Kentucky Scripps Spelling Bee on campus each year.This year’s bee in scheduled for March 3.  The School pays for the event fee, refreshments, trophies, and the winner and a parent’s travel and lodging for 5-6 days (also a small spending stipend) to attend the national bee in […]

Beware of Meltdown and Spectre

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, the tech world has learned that a large portion of the world’s computer processors are vulnerable to a catastrophic flaw in an entire generation of computer chips. With hard facts finally coming to light, reports have emerged on how far reaching these vulnerabilities – dubbed Meltdown and Spectre – are. Both of which, have the […]

Paxton Media adds NC paper to ownership

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. — Paxton Media Group of Kentucky is buying a newspaper in North Carolina. The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids reported it has been purchased by Paxton from Wick Communications. Paxton Media of Paducah owns 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications. President and CEO David Paxton said the company appreciates the chance to purchase the […]

Grimes & Company now Grimes, McGovern and Associates

W.B. Grimes & Company, a leading mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm serving the media, entertainment and professional sports industries, announced today that its Global Media, Events & Information Services Group, and its Newspapers Group have been acquired by John J. McGovern, a former Senior Associate with the firm. Founded in 1959 by Walter Grimes, and subsequently led by his […]

Lessons learned as California newspaper experiments with podcasting

 By Jennifer Nelson, Reynolds Journalism Institute We asked newsrooms and ad agencies what they are doing today that they weren’t doing a year ago. Turns out quite a lot! This RJI series highlights some of the innovations and experiments we discovered and shares what leaders are learning along the way. We call it The What’s New? Q&A. This Q&A has […]