There’s still time to take advantage of discounted tickets to events, for travel, hotels, theme parks as KPA member service

Thinking of taking a trip this summer? Want to take in an amusement park? Need to rent a car or going by air? How about restaurant deals and hotel discounts? Through KPA’s relationship with ticketsatwork.com those are available to you at discounted prices as a member benefit. Hotels. Theme Parks. Concerts. Sporting Events. Rental Cars, Gift Cards. Broadway Shows. Vegas […]

Ask and ye shall receive

Got a call Wednesday from Kathy Bay at the Bracken County News. We put out a plea for help a few years ago when she was running low on wax and the Brooksville weekly was in the same predicament this week. So Kathy asked me to send an email to publishers seeking Artwax. She’d done some shopping around but couldn’t […]

Coal reporters Howard Berkes, Ken Ward Jr. and the late Paul J. Nyden win 2019 Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, tenacity and integrity in rural journalism

By Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues Three reporters whose outstanding careers have revealed much about the coal industry in Central Appalachia are the winners of the 2019 Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, tenacity and integrity in rural journalism, presented by the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues. They are Ken Ward Jr. of the Charleston […]

NNA’S 2019 Convention scheduled for Milwaukee, October 3-5

From the National Newspaper Association NNA’s 133rd Annual Convention and Trade Show, held at The Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will address pressing business objectives of community newspaper owners, publishers and senior staff with educational sessions and peer sharing activities. Your full registration includes four general sessions, five sets of round table discussion sessions, an exhibit hall with more […]

NNA cheers senators for Freedom of Information Act bill

By Tonda Rush, General Counsel, National Newspaper Association A bipartisan team of senators on July 23 introduced a bill to repair a gaping hole created by the U.S. Supreme Court in June that keeps food stamp payments to retailers secret. The Open and Responsive Government Act, S 2220, is offered by Sens. Charles Grassley, R-IA; John Cornyn, R-TX; Patrick Leahy, […]

Gannett reportedly in talks to combine with GateHouse Media

By Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY  | USA TODAY owner Gannett is reportedly in advanced talks to combine with rival newspaper chain GateHouse Media. Under terms of the proposed deal, GateHouse would merge operations with Gannett, according to reports in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post. The value of a potential deal could not be learned. Reports had emerged in May that the two companies held […]

Missouri School of Journalism launches new investigative fellowship to support authors

Columbia, Mo. — The Missouri School of Journalism is launching a groundbreaking fellowship program to support authors as they write in-depth print journalism projects, while also training future generations of investigative reporters. The Watchdog Writers Group will provide stipends to authors as they work on a book that focuses on vitally important social issues. Additionally, Missouri School of Journalism students […]

Make your next video rock! 10 tips to make that happen subject of August 8 webinar

Online Media Campus is hosting a webinar next month on best practices for video. It will take place on Aug. 8, from 2 to 3 p.m./Eastern, 1 to 2 p.m./Central. Video is a part of our digital storytelling toolbox that will continue to grow over the next five years. Mobile phones make it easy to shoot and share our video […]

The Tyler Loop: Growing membership with events and newsletters

This summer Innovation in Focus is speaking to news organizations that are exploring new, emerging or unique revenue models By Ebony Reed, Reynolds Journalism Institute In a small town with slightly more than 100,000 people, known for its annual rose festival, news site The Tyler Loop is growing a membership model with events and a newsletter to collaborate, not compete with, other […]


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