It’s newspapers’ turn to be featured in Woody and Chloe Fall Chapter Series

As KPA continues celebrating its 150th Anniversary; series begins September 15 for 10 weeks   Woody and Chloe are in the backyard enjoying a game of fetch. Attempting to impress the Maltese next door, Woody airs one out. Unfortunately, it hits the patio table and shatters Mom’s favorite pitcher. Needing money to replace the pitcher, Woody puts his throwing skills […]

Next media packet project will be about food insecurities; September is ‘Hunger Action Month’

It’s amazing, and not in a good way, to hear about the number of children and seniors, in fact the number of Kentuckians, who are labeled “food insecure.” As you can see by the cutline at the right, a good number of children in Kentucky could go to bed hungry tonight. And every night. In the story below, taken from […]

Venita Fritz adds Eddyville, Princeton to her GM responsibilities

From Paxton Media Group Venita Fritz has been named general manager of the Eddyville Herald Ledger and the Princeton Times Leader. A nearly 20-year veteran of Paxton Media Group, Fritz has served in various roles at both the Paducah Sun and the Tribune-Courier in Benton. She first joined the organization in 2000 as a sales representative handling major and national […]

7 tips for covering the 2020 census

By Denise-Marie Ordway As the U.S. prepares for the 2020 census, news outlets nationwide will be working to help the public understand the importance and impact of the once-every-10-years population count. To help journalists bolster their coverage, we reached out to two experts — a research professor at George Washington University and a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau — […]

Hunter Thompson and his ‘Gonzo Journalism’ memorialized in Speed Museum exhibit

From the Speed Art Museum This summer, the Speed Art Museum will present an exhibition centered around one of Kentucky’s most famous exports, writer Hunter S. Thompson. A lynchpin in the world of modern investigative journalism, Thompson’s approach to reporting would not only lead to the creation of the unique “Gonzo” style but would serve to change his medium forever. Gonzo! will […]

Young adults’ news behavior and beliefs; survey dispells some notions

Knight Foundation — Dispelling the notion that young adults don’t pay attention to news, a new survey shows 88 percent of people ages 18-34 access news at least weekly, including 53 percent who do so every day. Hispanic and black young adults are more likely to share news with friends on social media. Young adults of all races are highly digital […]

Fellowships about criminal, civil law available for journalists for Media Law School 2019

Working journalists are invited to apply for fellowships to attend Media Law School 2019, to be held Sept. 18-21 in Columbia, SC at the University of South Carolina. The Media Law School is an intensive seminar that teaches journalists about criminal and civil law and procedure with a focus on how to more effectively cover trials and the judicial process. […]

Video as revenue: Start with listening

By Kat Duncan, from Reynolds Journalism Institute Alabama Media Group launched Red Clay Media in 2017 as a video-driven revenue stream. It began with videos created in the newsroom that inspired engagement from their readers. Today it is a thriving video arm with three distinct brands that focus on feel good, inspirational and comedic southern content. Author Kat Duncan spoke with Elizabeth Hoekenga […]