KPA Past President elected to complete District 1 Board term

Loyd Ford, publisher of The Lake News in Calvert City, won a Special Election to serve the balance of an elected term on the KPA Board of Directors. The special election in District 1 was necessitated by the resignation of Barbara Atwill from the board. Carrie Dillard, editor of The Paducah Sun, and Ford were both nominated for the position. […]

UK student journalists to cover gubernatorial race for State Journal

From the Frankfort State Journal (The State-Journal is offering stories by students to all KPA member newspapers. See contact information at the end.) The State Journal is partnering this fall with the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky to provide in-depth coverage of Kentucky’s gubernatorial race. UK journalism majors Emily Laytham, Noah Oldham and Bailey Vandiver […]

Changes to The Progress greet EKU students as Fall semester begins

From Tricia Fulks Kelley, Eastern Progress Media Network Adviser The Eastern Progress, Eastern Kentucky University’s independent student newspaper, expanded its operation at the start of the Fall 2019 semester. The Eastern Progress Media Network has added a public relations office where students can work in advertising sales, campus engagement and development and fundraising. The print edition of the Progress comes out weekly and recently changed to a […]

Feeding Kentucky comments on new report that shows improvement in food insecure population

From Tamara Sandberg, Executive Director, Feeding Kentucky Frankfort – September 6, 2019 – A new report released this week by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that 1 in 9 households in the United States encountered difficulty at some time during 2018 in providing enough food for their family. This represents a decline of 0.7 percentage points from […]

Survey confirms community newspaper readers are voters! 85 percent likely to vote each year

Reprinted from Publisher’s Auxiliary/National Newspaper Association PENSACOLA, Florida — Newspaper readers are voters, and the National Newspaper Association’s annual readership survey of more than 1,000 people from rural and urban communities across the country once again validated that point. The survey — conducted annually for NNA by Susquehanna Polling and Research of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — found that 85% of community […]

Kentucky Newspaper History through the voices of publishers, editors, owners

Appropriately, it being the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Kentucky Press Association, Neil Kasiak, oral historian from Eastern Kentucky University, set up shop around the Trade Show to make members aware of the Oral History Project at EKU, especially the history involving newspapers and to schedule additional interviews for recording Kentucky’s history. Those interviews, now totaling about 150 and covering […]

We should refer to them as ‘Public Notices,’ not ‘Legal Notices’ or ‘Legal Ads’

From the Public Notice Resource Center Statutorily required notice goes by a number of different names. There’s “public notice,” of course. “Legal notice” is a big one. “Legal ads” is also used quite often. And then there’s plain old “legals”, as in “the legals.” Ask someone in the newspaper business what they’re called and you may get any one of […]

Unprepared for unpublishing? Here’s how some newsrooms are rethinking what lasts forever

Eighty percent of news outlets surveyed had established unpublishing policies, but almost half of those policies were not in writing and only two percent were shared beyond the newsroom. By CHRISTINE SCHMIDT @newsbyschmidt RELATED ARTICLE “Of the 21 news organizations in our study, 19 were not taking any protective steps at all to archive their web output” News outlets are notoriously bad […]

NNA Convention opening with a Leadership Summit and you’re invited!

The Wisconsin Newspaper Association is  co-hosting with the National Newspaper Association a leadership summit  geared toward publishers and general managers. The summit will be held on the front-end of the upcoming NNA Convention in Milwaukee, WI. (see registration link/ promo below). The summit is on October 3; the NNA Convention runs October 3-5 and everything takes place at the Pfister […]