Your Executive Committee and KPA/KPS Board of Directors

We’re beginning a new year in KPA as we continue celebrating our 150th anniversary. Some of you haven’t seen the directory and might be wondering just who it is that’s running the association and Kentucky Press Service. Below are the pictures of the five officers, the Executive Committee as they are known. And then below the picture is a list […]

District 6 nomination process winding down

We’re in the mode of a Special Election in District 6 to fill the seat vacated when Joel Christopher left the Courier-Journal and took over the editorial helm at the Knoxville News Sentinel. The deadline for nominations is noon today. One person has been nominated and if no additional nominations are received, the Special Election will be resolved with that […]

Campbellsville offering online courses to KPA members at a discount

Looking for some college credit classes? Want to learn about digital and social media, digital reporting, visual journalism, marketing or public relations? Then Campbellsville University has a deal for you. It’s offering up to 43 fully online programs, with three certificates, six Associates, 12 Bachelors and 22 Graduate courses to KPA member newspaper employees with a 10 percent discount. There’s […]

Have you considered VOIP? If not, it might be worth looking into

It was a pretty simple suggestion. During the Fall Board Retreat and presenting the draft of the KPA and KPS budgets to the board of directors, we got to the “Telephone” line item. It showed a pretty substantial amount, all based on an average of $540 per month in telephone charges. That included the line service to the central office […]

The Bourbon Boom

Doesn’t have anything to do with the newspaper industry as such, but I guess you’ve read the news about the booming bourbon industry in the Bluegrass. That reminds me of the sign in the bar of the Marriott East. If you were at the 2019 KPA 150th Anniversary Convention, perhaps you saw the sign. It read: “In Kentucky, there are […]

AP Stylebook publishes new guide on sports gambling

Could be useful if Kentucky legislature legalizes sports wagering during 2019 session To help with spellings and usage in coverage of sports gambling, The Associated Press has compiled an editorial guide of essential terms and definitions. Most terms are from the Sports Guidelines section and other entries in the AP Stylebook, including several recent additions. Others are common usage in […]

Ohio association honors Max Heath

Max Heath received the Willie Maxwell Award, named for the editor of the first newspaper in Ohio (1793, when it was still Northwest Territory), for service to the industry. Dennis Hetzel, executive director of the Ohio News Media Association, said, “Thank God for Max Heath” and said other state press associations, when asked, responded heavily “about the difference Max has […]

Gov. Bevin and the press break bread together

By Steve Stewart, publisher of The State Journal Gov. Matt Bevin walked into the lions den Thursday (January 25) night — and stayed for a while. Of several takeaways from Bevin’s much-anticipated participation in the Kentucky Press Association’s 150th anniversary gala in east Louisville, perhaps most noteworthy was the fact that he arrived early, stayed for the entire two-hour banquet and lingered […]

Washington Post Super Bowl ad highlights value of journalism

By Michael MaLoon, News Media Alliance Journalists report the facts, giving their readers and viewers the details they need to make informed decisions about their lives and the world around them. While they are usually background players, in recent weeks they have taken center stage, not as the storytellers, but as the story. During last night’s Super Bowl LIII, The Washington Post highlighted […]

Circulation/Audience/Distribution Round Table event set for Indy in March

From Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm, P.C. You’re invited to join the discussion! Wilson Gregory Agency President Rick Hively, Steel City Corp. National Sales Manager Jim Smith and  Michael Zinser encourage you to attend a day of interactive presentations and discussions regarding current Circulation/Audience/Distribution issues and ideas. Modeled after a series of successful roundtable discussions with Circulation Directors, Circulation […]