Chris Mura – KPA Intern at Lexington Herald-Leader

Summer internship with Herald-Leader gets her ready for her junior year at Indiana University   Ten weeks at the Lexington Herald-Leader gave me the urban reporting experience I needed. After a summer at the Kentucky Standard in Bardstown and time at the student paper in Bloomington, I needed to cover a bigger city that wasn’t mostly college students. Covering Lexington […]

Collin Morris — KPA Intern with the Messenger-Inquirer

Recommends KPA intern experience for all aspiring journalists The Messenger-Inquirer expanded my horizons as a journalist and provided the most enjoyable workplace environment I’ve experienced thus far in my career. As an intern reporter, I covered general news, but also had the opportunity to write immersive features and spot news — including an early-morning wreck in which a woman ran […]

And speaking of Help Wanted, here are some current openings

Below is just a partial listing of job openings with Kentucky newspapers and with some newspapers in neighboring states. For a complete listing of Help Wanted ads with KPA-related newspapers, go to http://www.kypress.com/site/index.php?id=48   Media Specialist — London Sentinel Echo/Corbin Times Tribune The Sentinel Echo and Times Tribune are looking for an experienced, motivated, and results-oriented Media Consultant to join our […]

Record $4.2 billion spent on state contracts over two years, $2 billion more approved in July

NFL registers to lobby Kentucky General Assembly on sports wagering, taxation   By John Schaaf, Executive Director, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission   Over the past 20 years, the number of state employees has gone from more than 44,000 in 1998 to less than 35,000 today. In the same time period, money paid to contractors to perform state services has doubled, […]

Call for action to protect free press: Publish editorial next week on dangers of Trump’s attack on journalism

Below is a statement from Michelle Rea who was elected president of the Newspaper Association Managers last week. She is executive director of the New York Press Association/New York Press Service. NAM is the membership organization of state, regional and national press associations across the U.S. and Canada.   “The slander of “fake news” has become Donald Trump’s most potent […]

Mary Berry to speak at Al Smith awards dinner that honors Lebanon Enterprise publisher Stevie Lowery

The annual Al Smith Awards Dinner in Lexington on Oct. 18 will spotlight a rural editor-publisher who has taken strong stands and tackled touchy subjects in her weekly newspaper, and a farmer, activist and writer who will speak about the future of rural Kentucky and rural America. Stevie Lowery, editor and publisher of The Lebanon Enterprise, will receive the 2018 […]

Kentucky receives $6.7 million in service grants

Federal funding will help meet critical state and local needs  FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2017) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) announced today that Kentucky has received nearly $6.7 million in AmeriCorps federal funding for 20 programs with more than 900 total members. Most of the programs were funded through an annual grant competition by the […]

NNA eliminates D.C. meeting next year

A statement from National Newspaper Association:  Our industry is changing. And so must we.  Next year, the National Newspaper Association will focus all of its resources for a national meeting on an excellent annual convention in Milwaukee, WI, on Oct. 3-5, 2019. Like so many others, we realize that running two national meetings a year is asking a lot of […]

A strategy for organizing your advertisers’ information

By John Foust, Raleigh, NC I was talking to Greg, a veteran sales manager. “Our sales team knows the importance of asking questions and gathering the right information,” he said. “But the key is to write it down accurately and keep it organized. When sales people review their notes later, they need to be able to move as quickly as […]

Newsprint tariffs remain as high as 20 percent

The Department of Commerce (Commerce) on August 2 announced its final determination regarding tariffs on newsprint imported from Canada. While Commerce is restricted by law from eliminating the tariffs altogether, it reduced the tariffs, particularly as they relate to the assessment of antidumping duties on manufacturers. While this was a positive step, the combined countervailing and antidumping duties still range up […]


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