Problems may invade. They don’t have to advance! Reader questions and comments

Fourth in a series by Thomas L. Preston  This final column about school shooting prevention addresses first responder risks while also featuring reader comments and questions. By introducing a model approach in keeping various types of weapons out of our schools, a shooter is defeated before tragedy dominates. That isn’t happening today and the media should be asking why. Excuses […]

Fleischaker Greene Scholars program wins SPJ Mark of Excellence, heads to national competition

Jon Fleischaker and Kim Greene received notice last week from Loup Langton at Western Kentucky University that a project they helped create and fund was honored at the Region 5 Society for Professional Journalists Conference in Chicago. It was entered in the SPJ Mark of Excellence competition and won, and now is headed to the national competition. The Fleischaker Greene […]

Beyond Kings Island: new KPA member benefit through TicketsAtWork will take you where you want to go, what you want to see

TicketsAtWork is pleased to offer entertainment and travel discounts for both regional and nationwide attractions and events to all KENTUCKY PRESS ASSOCIATION members. Now you’ll have access to exclusive savings on not only Kings Island but movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, tours, Broadway and Vegas shows & more. These discounts are not available to the general public and are exclusive […]

Will Wright’s articles used as example why more reporters are needed for the health of America’s democracy

By Steven Waldman and Charles Sennott Steven Waldman is president and co-founder of Report for America. Charles Sennott, co-founder of RFA, is chief executive of the GroundTruth Project. Shortly after starting as a newspaper reporter in the coal-fields region of eastern Kentucky, Will Wright wrote an alarming article about how residents hadn’t had running water for five days. One woman […]

Eastern Progress files appeal with Kentucky Attorney General

By Jennifer K. Perkins, Eastern Progress After the (Eastern Kentucky University) Board of Regents denied allegations of violating the Kentucky Open Meetings Act during its closed session on March 19, The Eastern Progress submitted an appeal to the Kentucky Attorney General’s office on April 17. During a special called meeting on March 19, the Board of Regents spent five hours […]

Enquirer wins Pulitzer for heroin reporting; staff did session at KPA Convention on its series

BY DAN SEWELL, Associated Press The Cincinnati Enquirer’s weeklong examination of the many ways the heroin crisis is impacting its community has won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting. Cheers, hugs and champagne toasts swept the newsroom Monday after the announcements of journalism’s most prestigious prizes at Columbia University in New York. The Enquirer won for “Seven Days of Heroin,” which […]

Cross contributes chapter in book about Trump presidency

Al Cross, director of the Institute of Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky, has drawn on his extensive background to contribute a chapter to Robert E. Gutsche Jr.’s ‘The Trump President, Journalism and Democracy’ book that was published in February. Al’s chapter, the 12th chapter in the book, is titled “Stop Overlooking Us.”  Here’s that chapter, […]

If it’s Friday, it must mean FREE access to

  Looking for a way to increase traffic to your website and perhaps gain some subscribers. Today is Friday so that reminded me to keep an idea in front of you of a way to increase online traffic. I won’t rehash the article from February 9 of this year about the Georgetown News Graphic and a local State Farm Insurance […]

For Earth Day, or any time, here are ways you, your readers can repurpose newspapers

Remember: Earth Day is Sunday, April 22 While it may seem careless to throw away your newspaper, worry not: newspapers were not designed as a permanent medium. In nature, the sheets break down in six weeks. This makes them easy to recycle (which you should already be doing) and easy to reuse in environmentally-friendly ways. To celebrate Earth Day, April […]

News Media Alliance schedules D.C. ‘Fly In’ to meet with Congress on newsprint tariff

Fly-In set for June 13-14 Publishers and other newspaper executives know more than anyone about the impact of newsprint tariffs on your newspaper’s ability to provide news and information to your local community.  You are in the best position to explain the impact on your business, employees, advertisers and readers. That is why we are asking you to participate in […]