Kim Woods named Gannett’s West Automotive Sales Director

Kim Woods, former vice president of Advertising for the Herald-Leader/HL Media and who was elected KPA Vice President back in January, has been named Gannett’s Automotive West Region Sales Director. Kim had spent 20 years leading, managing and cultivating high performance sales teams for McClatchy, most recently with HL Media. She began her career as an automotive account executive for […]

Brantley, Harper promoted at Ohio County,

The Andy Anderson Corporation, owner of the Leader-News of Muhlenberg County, the Ohio County Times-News and, is proud to announce the recent promotions of staffers Dana Brantley and Ryan Harper. Brantley is no stranger to Kentucky journalism with her lengthy career, and Kentucky Press Association members are most likely familiar with her work covering the General Assembly and elsewhere […]

Jim Lockwood elevates the art of public notice journalism 

By Teri Saylor for the Public Notice Resource Center Examining the public notice display in newspapers, their tombstone layout and dry legalese may not appear to be riveting journalism. But scratch beneath the surface and you may find a treasure trove of great stories. Just ask Jim Lockwood, a reporter at the Scranton (Pa.) Times-Tribune, who has won numerous awards […]

Learning from the master: How Jim Lockwood weaves award-winning journalism out of public notices

By Teri Saylor, for Public Notice Resource Center   Public notice journalism is an art, according to Jim Lockwood, award-winning city government reporter for the Scranton Times-Tribune.  But he promises that with practice, any reporter can become an expert in ferreting out important news articles from public notice advertising and keep readers in the know. Lockwood’s three Rs of public […]

If it’s news, it probably came from a paper

 Editor’s Note: It’s always a plus when a newspaper writes positive about newspapers. Can’t hurt to do it more frequently. But in Forrest Berkshire’s case at The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown, it was a two-fold approach. Yes, he wanted to brag on his industry but he didn’t do it just in the normal printed product. He did it with one […]

Most judicial candidates on May 22 ballots sign pledge to campaign fairly

More information will be emailed today on the list serve, with a complete listing of the candidates You can also get more information at to Contact: Al Cross,, 502-682-2848   Each election year the Committee asks judicial candidates to sign a pledge that they will conduct their campaigns in accordance with the Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct, and […]

Series from MoPress available about Law Day

Law Day is May 1. This day may not be as well known as Flag Day or Independence Day, but it was designated to celebrate how the United States uses laws to solve problems. The Missouri Press Association’s Newspapers in Education has tied Law Day and Constitution Day together this year, with a series about the separation of powers, authored […]

Denver’s mayor sticks up for local paper: ‘It’s important for democracy’

The Denver Post has been tough on Mayor Michael Hancock. The paper’s editorial staff said he’s guilty of an “incredible breach of public trust” after he admitted to sending lewd text messages to a female police detective assigned to protect him. But now Hancock is arguing the Denver Post must be saved. He is decrying years of job cuts that […]

Google rolls out new subscription tool with McClatchy newspaper sites

Google is rolling out its subscription tool, Subscribe with Google, on April 24, and it picked newspaper chain McClatchy as its first launch partner, using the opportunity to show its support of local news outlets. The tool will let people subscribe to online publications in a two-click process and highlights in search results content from the publications that people subscribe […]