Steve Lowery, Tom Caudill among seven to be inducted in Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame

Induction to be March 25 at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington Two KPA Past Presidents — Tom Caudill and the late Steve Lowery — are among seven who have been selected to the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. Both Steve and Tom have played prominent roles in KPA as presidents and also in the KPA Legal Defense Fund. It was […]

Open Government: From obvious defeat to one of the nation’s strongest laws

A Tribute to Hall of Fame inductee Steve Lowery Seeing that the late Steve Lowery will be inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame brought back some memories of the KPA Past President. Look around KPA and you’ll find Steve’s fingerprints on a lot of what KPA is and what KPA has. There’s a story elsewhere in this week’s […]

Atrocious Open Records bill still in limbo

KPA was ready to do battle this week on House Bill 387, a ridiculous, atrocious piece of legislation as described by some that would basically turn back some major victories in Open Records battles. KPA also prepared a Statement of Opposition. It was sent to all newspapers and copies were ready to give to the House Economic Development and Workforce […]

Fleischaker, Abate to discuss ‘Public Access to Government’ at March 7 event at Herald-Leader

Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 7, 6:30 p.m., in the Buckner Room at the Lexington Herald-Leader, Main and Midland. The Bluegrass Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, and the Kentucky Press Association will host a program on public access to government, featuring the state’s foremost attorneys on the subject, […]

March may come in like a lion but it will be a celebratory one with NIE Week, Sunshine Week and ‘Public Access’ discussion

Newspaper in Education Week is March 4-8 Arlington, Va. – The American Press Institute, the Newseum and the Kentucky Press Association are partnering to celebrate Newspaper In Education Week March 4-8. Held annually during the first full week in March, NIE Week emphasizes the use of newspapers as educational resources in classrooms across a range of subjects. For NIE Week, the American Press Institute […]

Supplemental dues billing: It’s in the mail

At the January Business meeting, members overwhelmingly approved a recommendation from the Board to increase the dues structure that KPA has operated with since 2002. The structure used since then called for dues to be based on a newspaper’s advertising inch rate x 94.5 inches of advertising. What we had noticed was that newspapers were moving to a modular ad […]

New York Times’ contest selects best ‘lexophile’

With all the job stress, legislative issues and little to make you laugh or smile, let’s have some fun “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 […]

Code of Ethics: KPA adopted one in 1925 but no idea what became of it

Earlier this week, I got an email from a Newspaper Association Manager colleague asking if any state press associations had adopted a Code of Ethics for its members. I answered “no” originally, then changed that to a “Yes but no.” A few years ago, there was Board discussion of adopting a Code of Ethics for our members. Most were against […]

Switching over: KPA about to launch VOIP

800 number no longer operable come Tuesday afternoon We’re about to launch our new telephone system at KPA and you’re probably tired of hearing about it. But to think we’re going to save something like $400 per month over traditional landline service has us looking forward to it. We’ll be pulling the switch to Voice Over Internet Protocol about 4 […]

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