ITC to hear newsprint tariff testimony in July

July 17, 2018, will be the critical date for the Stop Tariffs on Printers and Publishers Coalition, as it tries to roll back tariffs imposed upon Canadian newsprint shipments into the U.S. That is the date when the International Trade Commission will hear testimony from members of Congress, economists, paper producers and others on whether tariffs are justified. Tariffs have […]

Lyle Lovett lends his support to #SaveStudentNewsrooms, recalling his days working for one

  Texas A&M journalism grad Lyle Lovett speaks out for student newspapers By Dave Thomas, American-Statesman staff As student newspapers across the country are campaigning to #SaveStudentNewsrooms from the financial pressures that are taking a toll on the rest of the industry, one of Texas A&M’s most famous journalism graduates has stepped forward to voice his support. Lyle Lovett on […]

Progress editor who challenged Eastern Trustees proves faith News Journal has in her

Trent Knuckles was excited to hear about the work of Jennifer Perkins, the Eastern Progress editor who refused to back down from the Eastern Kentucky University Board of Trustees and pursue an Attorney General’s Decision that she is right. If you read last week’s On Second Thought, or any of a host of newspapers reporting the story, you know Jennifer […]

Sharon Burton announces ‘candidacy,’ and campaign slogan

Adair County Community Voice publisher Sharon Burton, and a former State At-Large KPA Board member, has announced her candidacy for the upcoming May primary (wink, wink.) On her Facebook Page, Sharon wrote: “I have decided to run as a write-in candidate for county judge executive. You will see signs go up shortly with my campaign slogan:” Ban pre-shredded cheese. Make […]

Morehead News changing to once weekly

The Morehead News will change its publication days from Tuesday and Friday to once a week on Wednesdays, effective June 6, the newspaper has announced. Publisher Eddie Blakeley said the change is being made for economic reasons, but publishing weekly will not reduce the paper’s commitment to covering the local news of Morehead and Rowan County. He said the news […]

Messenger Inquirer using Groupon approach for NIE funding

  You’ve seen the Groupon approach. Buy a special deal for $50 to a restaurant but pay only a portion of that amount. The Owensboro Messenger Inquirer’s Newspapers in Education approach to fund-raising is similar. When I saw this promoted last week, I asked OMI NIE coordinator Stacey Joslin to give me insight into the program. OMI might not be […]

E-cig advertising will require warning as of August 10

As of August 10, all e-cig advertising will need a required warning statement. This appears more stringent than cigarette advertising because it requires the warning statement to be in the upper portion of the ad, occupy at least 20 percent of the area and specifies Helvetic or Arial bold type. The exact wording for the warning is  “WARNING: This product contains […]

Tipton joins Marshall U. Journalism Hall of Fame

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communication will induct five new Hall of Fame members this fall. Betsy Alderman is a 1979 graduate and earned a master’s degree from the school in 1981. She headed the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Communication from 2010 until her retirement in 2016. Andrea […]

Recipe for revenue is a recipe for success!

Publishing a recipe card a day made nearly $1,000 a month for The Times Leader in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and readers called if it was left out. Although the 9,000-circulation daily across the Ohio River from Wheeling, W.Va., no longer does the daily ads, corporate executives of Ogden Newspapers presented the idea to the March video conference of SNPA’s P2P […]

Releases on

Just a reminder about that Memorial Day event at the Kentucky National Guard Memorial honoring fallen soldiers. We have posted a release and some photographs of the memorial on We also posted a news release this week on funding for a gas-to-liquid plan in Floyd County. Check out these and other releases at and click on Press Releases […]