Contest judgings: Round Two; and a couple of tidbits about KPA’s contest for later this year

Some of you all helped us judge the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association News and Advertising contests a couple of months ago. That was reciprocating ONPA for judging KPA’s News Contest last year. Now we’re on Round Two of needing judges. The Maine Press Association will be judging our contests later this year (more on that later) but to reciprocate for […]

When newspapers move printing elsewhere, it gives them a chance to relocate; Kentucky New Era goes downtown

By Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues All over the country, small daily newspapers no longer need the real estate and buildings they once did, mainly because they have moved their printing to another location, usually in the same ownership group, to save personnel and equipment-maintenance costs. That happened when Paducah-based Paxton Media Inc. bought the Kentucky New Era in Hopkinsville […]

Kappes publishes book of 125 of his newspaper columns

By Brad Stacy, The Morehead News Keith R. Kappes, former Morehead State University vice president and former publisher of the Morehead News Group, is now a published book author. “The View From My Keyboard,” a collection of 125 of Keith’s personal columns from The Morehead News, Grayson Journal-Enquirer and Olive Hill Times, has been published by the Jesse Stuart Foundation, Inc. […]

NNA recommends phasing in proposed threshold for exempt employees of small businesses

By Tonda Rush, National Newspaper Association National Newspaper Association this week objected to a proposed 50% increase in exempt employee salaries under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and recommended instead a phased-in schedule for small businesses. In March, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed increasing the threshold salary for employees exempt from overtime pay under the FLSA to $35,300 […]

100 minutes of Kevin Slimp and PhotoShop, InDesign and Acrobat

Can you say Extravaganza? Thursday, June 13, 2019 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m./Eastern 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m./Central How about a 100-minute webinar focusing on the most important skills to know in Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat with the tech guru Kevin Slimp? And at a discounted price just because you’re a member of the Kentucky Press Association. Kevin is offering […]

Solutions Journalism Network providing grants on reporting

Renewing Democracy, an initiative of the Solutions Journalism Network, was launched in May 2018 to encourage reporting about how people and institutions are attempting to reinvigorate democracy in communities across the country. Solutions Journalism Network will provide more than 100 grants through 2020 to reporters and news organizations to support stories, projects and collaborations that examine how communities are responding to […]

Obituaries: Jim Ward, Bill Cunningham

Jim Ward Jim Ward, publisher of the Marshall County Tribune-Courier from 2001 until mid-2007, died in April after a long illness. Originally from Kansas, Jim spent much of his life in the newspaper business at papers in the Midwest and southern U.S. Ironically, the last two papers he managed where both named The Marshall County Tribune-Courier, one in Benton in […]