When it comes to CBD products, to advertise or not to advertise is just one of the many questions

From Michael Abate, Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird LLP, KPA General Counsels and KPA FOI Hotline Attorneys (502-416-1630) KPA has received an increasing number of inquiries regarding whether members can accept and run advertisements for CBD products and stores. The answer is: it depends. There are many factors that must be considered, and the KPA cannot give a blanket recommendation […]

KIPA student journalists ready for the school year after ‘Back-to-School’ Boot Camp at Western

College journalists from across the state met at Western Kentucky University on Friday, Aug. 16 for the annual back-to-school boot camp. Topics ranged from how to develop enterprise projects to maximizing digital platform, marketing and branding, powerful visuals and collaboration. Michele Day, adviser to The Northerner at Northern Kentucky University, is the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association representative on the KPA […]

Fall Series activities have students use newspaper for assignments; circulation at 200,000

Deadline Monday, August 26, to sign up I’ve seen the 10 Activities Guides for students who will be reading the Woody/Chloe Fall Chapter Series and most of them will be busy scouring the newspapers to complete assignments. The 10-week series is entitled “Out Of Sorts,” an old newspaper term and someplace in a chapter we will find out where that […]

Dillard, Ford nominated for District 1 Special Election

A current State At-Large Board member and a KPA Past President have been nominated for the vacant District 1 KPA/KPS Board of Directors seat. As announced last week, District 1 Board member Barbara Atwill has resigned from the board, necessitating a special election to complete her term. The person elected by District 1 members will serve through the January 2021 […]

And you’re waiting to register for the contest because….?

Deadline to enter is 4:30 p.m./Eastern, Friday, October 18     Information about the 2019 Advertising Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers and the 2019 Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers (News) contests have been made available to all KPA members. The contest is for all issues published between October 1, 2018, and September 30, 2019. The entry deadline date is 4:30 p.m./Eastern on […]

ShoutOut to Tom Loftus! Retiring after 35 years with the Courier-Journal

A ShoutOut to the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Tom Loftus who announced this week he’s retiring October 1 after 43 years as a “newspaperman” with 35 of those at the CJ. On the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ page, he wrote, “After a couple of health scares about five years ago, Kay and I decided to target the fall […]

Progress sports editor expands his specialty as an intern, covering sports for the News-Enterprise

By Zachery Combest, Eastern Kentucky University, Elizabethtown News Enterprise My 10-week internship started the day after I moved out of my dorm at Eastern Kentucky University and ever since it has been fast-paced and full of excitement and new adventures. I hit the ground running at the News-Enterprise and I was lucky that the staff made my transition easy. I […]

Looking to cut costs for 2020? You might start with VOIP

We don’t endorse particular products, leaving that up to our members to seek their own solutions and decide a company with which to contract. But we can steer you toward some changes in your operation but only after we’ve experienced them. Are you looking to cut costs in 2020? Probably every member newspaper would respond, “Yes.” Earlier this Spring, KPA/KPS […]

Back-to-back webinars at Newspaper Academy

Upcoming Webinars at Newspaper Academy newspaperacademy.com Diane Ciotta: Tips to Get Larger and Longer-Term Sales Commitments. Help your customers plan their year-end and 2020 sales budgets now! Wednesday, August 28 (50 minutes) 2pm Eastern / 1pm Central Registration: Click here to register for Diane’s webinar In this 50-minute session, Diane will outline powerful principles that impact ultimate results including proven […]

Fighting for Future Journalists: 10 College Newspapers PR NEWSWIRE Loves

By Alexa Hoffman, MediaBlog/PRNewswire From time to time, an industry or subject inspires us to create a best-of list. These are sites that produce out of this world coverage in a crowded arena. In case you’ve missed some of these, you can find them here. If you think your site should be considered, give us a holler and tell us why. […]


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