ASNE, AP release Sunshine Week 2019 budgets

From This Week @ ASNE Sunshine Week focuses attention on access to public information, open government and journalism’s role in promoting transparency. But what if there is no news outlet to shine the light? Over the past 15 years, newspaper closures and consolidations have left more than 1,400 cities across the U.S. without their main source of regular local news. […]

85 years of Herald-Leader photography expertise retire the same day; Richard Morgan also retires and resigns from KPA Board

Two photojournalists who guided the Lexington Herald-Leader’s visual reporting for the last four and a half decades are retiring. But before they go, Ron Garrison and Charles Bertram want to share with readers a few of their favorites from the field. Garrison, 67, grew up in Louisville and began working at the Lexington Leader in 1973, while he was still […]

Winners of First Amendment essay contest announced by Secretary of State

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes recognized four Kentucky high school students for winning her office’s 30th annual essay contest. She held a ceremony Thursday at Rupp Arena during the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament. The winners in their respective grades are: 9th Grade Winner – Lavery Malena Hughes from Barren Co. High School 10th Grade Winner – […]

Public Notice Advertising: Missouri goes on the offensive as unusual bills introduced in Idaho, West Virginia

From the Public Notice Resource Center   Newspapers in Missouri are going on the offensive in their battle to save public notice in their state. Fighting separate bills that would move all government and foreclosure notice in the state from newspapers to government and law-firm websites, the Missouri Press Association (MPA) threw its support behind Senate Bill 515, introduced last […]

‘That’s Great News’ but it comes at your expense

A chain of emails is making its way through the Newspaper Association Managers list serve that could be of interest and concern to you. “That’s Great News” is a company located at 900 Northrop Road, Wallingford, CT. You might check to see if you have that company as a subscriber. The company has subscriptions with newspapers in other states and they […]

RJI Fellow working on solution to ‘future proof’ data-driven news applications

By Jennifer Nelson, Reynolds Journalism Institute ProPublica’s Dollars for Docs is an elaborate data-driven news application that allows readers to interact and engage with it as they learn about the money doctors receive from pharmaceutical companies. In 50 years, Dollars for Docs may be gone entirely if nothing is done to archive it, says Meredith Broussard, assistant professor at the […]

FAA sets new rules for drone journalists

The Federal Aviation Administration has been busy these last few weeks, promulgating a bunch of different rules that have some consequences — short-term and long-term — for us as drone journalists. Each of these changes taken alone is something small. Taken together, we’re seeing the ongoing codification of how drones interact with the National Airspace System. And that’s probably not […]

Upcoming Webinars at Newspaper Academy March 13, March 20

Kevin Slimp: Getting People to Pick Up Your Paper! (50 minutes) Registration: Click here to register for Getting People to Pick Up Your Paper Webinar March 13, 2019 • 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 Central  This is the most attended webinar in our history, with hundreds of newspapers participating! Don’t miss out as the “News Guru” discusses research, focus groups, […]