Jennifer Greer selected as next dean of UK College of Communication, Information

Subject to approval by UK Board of Trustees Dear UK Colleagues and Students, I am excited to announce that Jennifer Greer has accepted our offer to become the next Dean of the College of Communication and Information. Jennifer will begin her work with us on August 1. Her appointment is subject to approval by the UK Board of Trustees. Jennifer has served in […]

Behind the Scenes/Beyond the Exhibit tours opened to the public at Kentucky History Center

Do you remember On Second Thought from a month or so ago with the pictures of the KPA Board members getting a Behind the Scenes tour at the Kentucky History Center? That’s the one that included some pictures of the Board on tour, in areas not open to the public. And it included being able to “hold” the original Constitution […]

Two vie for District 13 Board seat; Keith Taylor to serve District 14

KPA is in the process of filling two Central Kentucky board seats, for Districts 13 and 14. In District 13, we have sent a ballot to each of the eight newspaper publishers with a deadline for returning the ballot by Friday, June 7. Two have been nominated for the seat — Ben Carlson, of the Anderson News, and James Scogin, […]

How’s your grammar? Try this on for size

English is not an easy language. Rules, rules, rules and to be an effective writer, well you have to know all of the rules. I see a lot of stories with the use of “a historic” or “a historical” and if you go by the rules that “an” is the correct word to use before vowels, then “a historical” seems […]

Odd-year lobby spending continues torrid pace; now at $9.43 million

By John Schaaf, Executive Director, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Kentucky lobbying spending is continuing at a record pace. Recently-filed spending reports show that $9.43 million was spent on lobbying during the first four months of 2019, including a 30-day legislative session. That total was nine percent higher than 2017, when $8.6 million was spent. Even after numerous post-session terminations, 719 […]

A checklist can minimize risks for journalists covering natural disasters

By Elli Fitzgerald, Kaixin Liu and Blythe Nebeker Newsrooms need plans for covering natural disasters, and coming up with them before the next fire or storm will make a stressful situation simpler. As part of our convergence journalism capstone project, we studied disaster plans at The Associated Press and other newsrooms across the country. Here are some of the recommendations […]

With storms all around, ideas for disaster coverage, disaster planning

  The Newspaper Association Managers group often calls upon each other for help. And sometimes we answer the calls from those state press associations with ideas of our own. I’m borrowing from the Oklahoma Press Association of many moons — storms and disasters —  ago to bring up some ideas for newspapers. Another segment of On Second Thought, courtesy of […]