Story from April, 2015, on Jonathan Krueger’s murder

In another story this week in On Second Thought, two suspects charged with the murder of Jonathan Krueger, a photographer for the Kentucky Kernel, were ruled competent to stand trial. I offer this as background information on his murder and a resulting GoFundMe page set up that raised more than $30,200.   Kernel photo editor slain near campus; scholarship fund […]

Suspects in Jonathan Krueger murder ruled competent by judge

BY MIKE STUNSON, Two men charged with the 2015 murder of University of Kentucky student Jonathan Krueger were ruled mentally competent in an evaluation ordered by a judge as the two fight the possibility that they may face the death penalty. Efrain Diaz, 23, and Justin Smith, 21, had medical, psychological, psychiatric and medical evaluations done on them last fall at the […]


Louise Wesley, age 71, of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the Liberty Care Center. Born October 6, 1946, in Liberty, KY, she was a daughter of Mildred Faye Lawson Grider and the late Vernon Grider, Sr. She was retired from the Kentucky Department of Transportation. Louise was a member of the Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church. […]

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Department of Homeland Security compiling database of journalists and ‘media influencers’

By Michelle Fabio, Forbes In today’s installment of “I’m Not Terrified, You Are,” Bloomberg Government reports on a posting by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with the relatively benign-sounding subject “Media Monitoring Services.” The details of the attached Statement of Work, however, outline a plan to gather and monitor the public activities of media professionals and influencers and […]

FourthEstate calls for deleting Facebook; ‘not good for journalism, not good for society’

This email was received earlier this week.

A tale of two ad pages

By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done…” The words are spoken by Sydney Carton in the climactic scene of Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities.” This…is the tale of two ad pages—pages that have the same purpose but different approaches. And, I think, different results. Both of […]

What is considered discriminatory in Fair Housing advertising?

Describe the PROPERTY, not the seller, or the neighbors, or the landlord, or appropriate buyers and tenants. Seemingly harmless words can get newspapers into trouble. It is important that words used in discriminatory contexts are avoided. Examples are: restricted, exclusive, private, integrated, traditional, board approval required. Some of these words, especially together or in certain local contexts, are used as […]

Not all attempts to eliminate newspaper ads are working

Newspapers and Shopper publications in Iowa and surrounding states are again carrying a major grocery chain insert that pulled out of all papers the end of December. I am purposely leaving out the name of the chain. The return of the insert is good news for us for the foreseeable future. Good for our papers because the weekly insert revenue […]

10 advantages that small publishers have over tech giants in selling ads

By Kenny Katzgrau, MediaShift Advertising technology supplies millions of ad impressions and targeting tools, but they leave the fundamental goals of an advertising campaign, notably success, to the advertiser. Is there anyone who truly cares about a small business advertiser, the primary client of local newspapers and magazines, at the scale of Facebook or Google? Any small publisher who survives […]