Mudd wins coin flip to join KPA Board

Melissa Mudd, general manager/editor of the Butler County Banner/Edmonson County News, called “heads” to win a coin toss today and will be representing District 4 on the KPA Board of Directors. I appreciate Daniel Pike, editor of the Bowling Green Daily News, and Melissa for their support of KPA and for their interest in serving the organization by being nominated […]

Reporting from Kentucky: Small-town American newspapers are surprisingly resilient…

  …Reports of their death have been greatly exaggerated   Editor’s Note, prepared by Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues/UK School of Journalism and Media In March, the UK School of Journalism and Media got an email from The Atlantic Council, asking us to host their latest Transatlantic Media Fellow: Leo Mirani, news editor of The Economist […]

It’s not a graduation tab, it’s a 48-page…

‘Graduation Keepsake’ An interview with Sharon Burton, publisher, Adair County Community Voice/Farmland Publications During the 2017 KPA convention and trade show, we were looking for someone to print our Discover magazine. Fox printed that for us last year and that was our first experience with them. We chose them because they had excellent quality sample magazines and their rates were […]

McGinnis takes over KPA Ad Division, joins Board of Directors

Heather McGinnis, senior director of Digital and Customer Success for the Lexington Herald-Leader/, has been named chair of the KPA Advertising Division. She takes office immediately and will be a voting member of the KPA Board of Directors. She succeeds her previous boss at the Herald-Leader, Kim Woods, who was chair of the division for three years and also had […]

Seven months away from 150th Anniversary Gala

We have summer to finish, fall to get through, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s but Thursday, January 24, 2019, will be here before you know it. And that’s the 150th KPA Anniversary Gala at the Louisville Marriott East. Make your plans now. Details will begin appearing soon for this evening to remember. Mark your calendars now!! The Gala will be […]

Newspaper jobs, industry’s future at stake if newsprint tariffs aren’t reversed

The conversation around the exorbitant tariffs now being imposed on imports of Canadian newsprint, and their damaging impact on our industry, has reached a critical stage as the International Trade Commission (ITC) ramps up its final investigation. In coordination with the STOPP Coalition, the News Media Alliance has launched a petition calling on the ITC to reverse the tariffs. NMA […]

Obvious OM violation and City of Ashland quickly admitted to it

It was easy to spot a violation of the State’s Open Meetings Law and fortunately the City of Ashland quickly acknowledged the violation. You can see on the announcement included here that the city put out a notice it would have a “special meeting today, Wed., June 20.” The Ashland Daily Independent did get notice of the meeting at 5:10 […]

Kriss Johnson joins UK Department of Curriculum, Instruction

From the UK Department of Curriculum and Instruction The University of Kentucky Department of Curriculum and Instruction is happy to welcome Kristine Johnson as Office Manager and Administrative Assistant to the Department Chair. Kriss joined the department in spring 2018 following the untimely passing of Janine Cline, who held the post for several decades. Kriss’ insight, intelligence, creativity, and customer […]

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New York Times’ contest selects best ‘lexophile’

“Lexophile” describes one who has a love for words, such as “you can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish”, or “To write with a broken pencil is pointless.” An annual competition is held by the New York Times to see who can create the best original lexophile. This year’s winning submission is posted at the very end. No […]