Lobbying spending hits $8.4 M in first 3 months

By John Schaaf, Executive Director, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Vigorous lobbying on a tobacco tax, energy, and health-care issues has pushed Kentucky lobbying spending to an all-time high of $8.4 million during the first three months of the General Assembly session. That total is 17 percent higher than last year’s spending at the same point, and indicates that 2018 will […]

Josh Lawson named KSP Public Affairs Branch commander; Williams Gregory joins branch as assistant

Sergeant Joshua Lawson has been named commander of the Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Branch and will function as the agency’s primary spokesperson at KSP headquarters in Frankfort. Lawson is a 13-year veteran of the agency. His previous assignments include duty as a road trooper at KSP Post 8 in Morehead, a public affairs officer at KSP Post 5 in […]

Should our newspaper adopt a Fair Housing Policy?

Each newspaper should adopt a policy statement. The statement should be approved by the highest ranking officer (usually the publisher) of the newspaper. A copy of the statement along with a cover letter explaining the newspaper’s commitment to adherence of the Fair Housing Act should be distributed to the newspaper’s employees. A sample policy statement follows: FAIR HOUSING LAWS: The […]

May webinars with Newspaperacademy.com

UPCOMING MAY WEBINARS AT NEWSPAPERACADEMY.COM Tim Smith Building Your Advertising Client Base: Getting New Customers Monday, May 7 at 2 pm Eastern / 1 Central  50 Minutes • $39 Let’s face it, newspapers need advertisers to stay in business. Though most advertisers are loyal, advertising is a very fluid business and clients come and go. The trick is constantly gaining […]

Upcoming Online Media Campus webinars

Online Media Campus has upcoming webinars on AP Style, Photoshop and commission plans. These webinars are $35 to register, or free for SNPA members. Each webinar is scheduled for 2-3 p.m. Eastern/1-2 p.m. Central.   May 17: AP Style Refresher  |  Ryan Martinez of GateHouse Media’s Center for News and Design gets you caught up on 2018’s changes to the stylebook, as […]

AP style change: Two objects don’t have to be in motion before they collide

BY KRISTEN HARE, Poynter   The Associated Press announced a handful of stylebook changes, additions and some guidance on Friday, as it does every year at the annual conference of ACES, a copy editors’ organization. Some changes: Today and tonight OK in some instances:  “Use the day of the week, not today or tonight, in news stories. In news stories, use today or tonight only in […]