Steve Gaines elected District 4 Board member

Steve Gaines, editor of the Bowling Green Daily News for the last five years, is now the District 4 elected KPA/KPS Board representative. He had served the first three months of 2019 as a State At-Large Board member but when the District 4 Board member, Melissa Mudd, left the business, KPA had to conduct a Special Election. Steve will fill […]

Overby named GM/editor at Central Kentucky News Journal

John Overby has been named general manager/editor of the Central Kentucky News-Journal in Campbellsville. As GM/Editor, Overby will be responsible for the operational oversight, coaching and leadership of the newspaper’s staff in the development and successful implementation of strategies to improve the news product, grow net paid circulation, and accelerate the profit growth of the newspaper. He will also be […]

Former KPA intern now wearing editor’s hat at two LCNI newspapers

Trimble Banner editor Jacob Blair is wearing a second editor’s hat. Following the departure of editor Kristin Beck, Blair has assumed the editor’s role at The News-Democrat and will continue in the role at the Bedford newspaper. He served as a Kentucky Press Association summer intern for The News-Democrat back in the summer of 2014. He has been a contributing […]

Northern Kentucky U. hosting two journalism events on April 18

Northern Kentucky University is hosting two journalism events on Thursday, April 18. The events are sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern Kentucky University’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement and NKU’s College of Informatics. The events are free but registration is requested at the links provided.   “On Writing:” A conversation with Pamela Colloff about “Blood Will Tell” 9:25 […]

Dave LaBelle entertains at Campbellsville’s Media Appreciation Luncheon

Dave LaBelle, noted photographer, professor, author, storyteller and preacher, was the guest speaker Thursday at Campbellsville University’s Media Appreciation Luncheon. It was the 15th annual luncheon to recognize regional and even state media, a thank you that the news media isn’t offered too often. Dave began his photojournalism career at the Ventura County (California) Star-Free Press as a weekend sports shooter and […]

Pending Mueller release means speaker change for annual Joe Creason Lecture

From the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information Peter Baker has been forced to back out of the Joe Creason Lecture in Journalism, because of the impending release of the Mueller report, but UK has secured Howard Fineman as a fill-in. Howard is the global editorial director of the Huffington Post, a commentator for NBC and MSNBC, and […]

EKU SPJ Chapter to hold memorial for journalists killed on the job in 2018

From the Society of Professional Journalists Bluegrass Chapter EKU’s Society of Professional Journalists will host a memorial for the journalists who were killed on the job in 2018 in the Meditation Chapel at 9:30 a.m. April 16. The memorial will honor the 58 journalists killed around the world from 2018 to now that have a known motive for their deaths. […]

Judge orders state to pay legal fees for Center for Investigative Reporting

From The Kentucky Labor Cabinet “willfully” withheld open records and must pay attorney’s fees and penalties to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, a judge ruled Tuesday. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip J. Shepherd awarded KyCIR more than $17,000 in fees. The state can appeal the decision. In April 2018, the Labor Cabinet sued KyCIR to prevent the release of […]

NNA proposes wage alternative plan

By NNA President Andrew Johnson Publisher, Dodge County (WI) Pionier The federal Department of Labor is proposing an increase in the base salary level of exempt employees who work primarily by salary and do not receive overtime pay. The increase would be about a 50% jump in a single year from $23,660 to $35,308 annually. This increase is a daunting […]

AI isn’t taking journalists’ jobs. It is making them smarter and more efficient

By Jim Flink Jim Flink works with the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), focusing on best practices in mobile, video news content and production, as well as distribution and monetization strategies. Utopian or dystopian? When it comes to artificial intelligence and machine learning, how journalists view the technology, and how willing they are to delve into the many layers it can […]