KPA Board gets ‘behind the scene’ tour of Kentucky Historical Society; handles original Kentucky Constitution

  The Kentucky Press Association Board of Directors held its Spring meeting April 18 at the Kentucky Historical Society in downtown Frankfort. The history center is located just two blocks from where KPA began on January 13, 1869. Before the meeting, Board members were treated to a “Behind the Scenes Tour” of areas of the center not currently available for […]

Checking out the Constitution

KPA Board members got to see the actual 1792 Kentucky Constitution, in fact hold the book that contains it.  

From the active shooter training, Leader-News takes steps to increase security, prepare employees

From Josh Givens, Editor, Central City Leader-News Wanted to share with you that the Leader-News has taken steps to better prepare our employees and increase security at our offices in Central City. I was very proud to see during the active shooter session at the 150th Celebration Convention in January, our company had six staff members in attendance, which I […]

Into the Issues: Headline mostly accurate but didn’t tell the whole story

By Al Cross Al Cross edited and managed rural newspapers before covering politics for the Louisville Courier Journal and serving as president of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is a journalism professor at the University of Kentucky and director of its Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, which publishes The Rural Blog at   That was a […]

Judge: Bevin administration must release records of alleged harassment, pay CJ legal costs

By Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal The administration of Gov. Matt Bevin “willfully” withheld public records about sexual harassment and discrimination alleged by a former top social services official, Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Wednesday. As a result, the state must disclose the records of the allegations as well as pay legal costs for the Courier Journal, which sought the records after Adria Johnson, the […]

‘Truth in Our Times:’ An interview with David McGraw scheduled for May 14 in Louisville


Shorter is better

By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting So…how does design affect readability? And how does writing affect design? Take a look at the two stories in the illustration with this column. Which do you think will be read by more readers? Well, the one on the right, of course! The short paragraphs make that story more appealing because readers understand a simple […]

What to do with too many images

 By EDWARD MCCAIN , Reynolds Journalism Institute Edward McCain, Digital Curator of Journalism, leads the Journalism Digital News Archive (JDNA), which addresses issues of access and preservation of digital news collections. RJI digital curator Edward McCain begins quest to rank and sort photo files through AI Sometimes it seems like the digital world is turning us all into virtual hoarders. As storage costs […]