Kentucky New Era group sold to Paxton Media

From New Era staff report   Paxton Media Group, headquartered in Paducah, has acquired the Kentucky New Era Media Group and its five papers The Kentucky New Era Media Group announced to its employees Friday that it has sold its five papers to Paxton Media Group. In addition to the New Era, the Dawson Springs Progress, the Princeton Times Leader, the Providence […]

For Pete(r)’s Sake: Another Board Special Election adds to Peter Baniak’s ‘unique’ year as KPA President

Abbott and Costello’s ‘Who’s on First’ routine (see below) comes to mind in looking back at 2018   Peter Baniak’s year as president is like no other in the previous 148 years of the Kentucky Press Association. From the day he took office back in January and through last week, there have been changes galore in the makeup of the KPA […]

2019 and KPA: Sharon Burton elected VP; Regina Catlett to serve as Treasurer, again

Sharon Burton, owner/publisher of the Adair County Community Voice and The Farmer’s Pride, has been elected Vice President of KPA/KPS for 2019. She begins the ascent to President (2021), serving as VP in 2019 and President-Elect in 2020. This was the first election for Vice President under a new format organized by the KPA Board of Directors late last year. Instead […]

Dillard named editor of Paducah Sun

Carrie Dillard, who has been news editor of The Paducah Sun, has been named editor after executive editor Steve Wilson left the newspaper earlier this month. She has been news editor of The Sun for the last four years following stints as editor of the Union County Advocate (2006 to 2010) and the London Sentinel Echo (2011 to 2014). She […]

Remember to order your pre-public sale of ‘Still, We Speak,’ celebrating KPA’s first 150 years

The cost until January 14 is $28 and that includes the state sales tax and shipping. After January 14, the 114-page book will be $29.95 plus tax. And if you pre-order and bring your copy to the 2019 KPA Anniversary Convention, John would be delighted to autograph it for you. We are also trying to get one copy in each […]

How local journalism can upend the ‘fake news’ narrative

Local journalists are often the only journalists that most people will ever meet.   By Damian Radcliffe, Caroline S. Chambers Professor in Journalism, University of Oregon Damian Radcliffe continues to engage in freelance creative and consulting work related to his expertise on media and technology matters. He is a member of the Online News Association and has received funding from the […]

Webinars on the horizon: Mobile Photojournalism; Gaining Digital Readers

    December webinars through Online Media Campus. For more information, go to Mobile Photojournalism 201 Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT 1:00pm-2:00pm CDT In today’s newsrooms everyone is a photographer, videographer and reporter. Most of us use an iPhone to take and send pictures and video from the field. In this session you will learn to tell better […]

Conference in DC appropriate place talk about civics education in the schools

I’ll be in D.C., well, actually Arlington, VA., Monday and Tuesday for the annual legislative conference with my fellow state, regional, provincial (Canada) and national press association colleagues from around the U.S. and Canada. It’s always an enlightening day and a half of hearing about and discussing what state legislatures are doing in numerous areas that affect newspapers, the media […]

Update on newspaper employees in politics

Overlooked a couple of KPA members who ran for or are in office. That goes back about three weeks, following up on the general election and noting some KPA member folks who ran for political office. Mark Hoskins, editor of the Manchester Enterprise and a member of the KPA Board of Directors, has been serving on the Clay County Board […]

Digital Publishing: Four apps every journalist needs

By Rob Tornoe, Reprinted From Editor & Publisher While technology continues to wreak havoc with our business (walk down the hallway and talk to your colleagues in sales about digital ad rates), one benefit is the wealth of tools and devices that make reporting stories and covering communities easier and more robust than ever. The best part of going to […]