National Newspaper Week celebration set for October 6-12

Make plans now to start visiting the home page of National Newspaper Week at This year’s observance will be held Oct. 6-12. This 79th annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North American and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers. For 2019, National Newspaper Week is a project of the Missouri Press […]

Eastern Kentucky University is awarded SPJ’s Campus Program of the Year award

From Eastern Kentucky University The Society of Professional Journalists has named Eastern Kentucky University’s student chapter as the winner of the Campus Program of the Year award. The national award recognizes EKU SPJ’s most recent First Amendment Week program, titled “Guardians and the War on Truth,” which took place in April. The four-day program included a panel discussion of Kentucky […]

Dave LaBelle to teach two courses at Campbellsville for part of Spring semester

From Campbellsville University Mass Communications   Dave LaBelle, a photojournalist well known to many in Kentucky, will be an in-residence professor for the second eight weeks of the spring semester at Campbellsville University. LaBelle has worked as a photographer and professor for more than 35 years. He has written numerous books on photography and won numerous awards for his photos. […]

Campbellsville offering Mass Com degree, online, with discount to KPA members

From Campbellsville University Mass Communications   Interested in completing a degree in mass communication in the comfort of your home? Campbellsville University has launched a completely online associate’s degree in mass communication as well as several certificate programs designed to sharpen your skills in broadcasting, writing, photography, design, public relations and more. A 10 percent discount in tuition is available […]

Shoutout to the College Heights Herald, Kentucky Kernel

      The College Heights Herald at WKU and the Kentucky Kernel at UK were named finalists Monday for the national Pacemaker Awards for newspapers for 2019. The Pacemakers, awarded by Associated Collegiate Press, are considered the most prestigious honors for a student-run college publication. The Herald has won the Pacemaker 17 times, most recently in 2018, and is […]

Shoutouts to Alice Walker, Tyler Mansfield

Walker named GM/ad manager for the Springfield Sun The Springfield Sun has welcomed a new leader to take the place of Dave Hagan, who left at the end of July. Alice Walker, who has been with LCNI’s The Kentucky Standard for 15 years, has taken on the role of general manager effective Sept. 1. Walker started part-time at The Kentucky […]

Shhh! Don’t tell anybody but the contest deadline is getting closer; Crittenden Press first to enter

      Kudos to Chris Evans and Daryl Tabor with the Crittenden Press in Marion for being the first to submit their entries for the 2019 Excellence in Kentucky News contest. To date, we have 33 newspapers registered, including four Student Publications. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, October 18 but you must be registered before you can […]

International Newspaper Carrier Day is Saturday, October 12

From News Media Alliance International Newspaper Carrier Day is held each year in conjunction with National Newspaper Week (NNW), an annual week dedicated to celebrating the impact of newspapers to communities large and small. Here are pdfs to a full-page and quarter-page Newspaper Carrier Day ads. FULL PAGE CARRIER DAY QUARTER PAGE CARRIER DAY National Newspaper Week  National Newspaper Week […]

Deadline to file your postal statement with USPS is Oct. 1

Paid newspaper members: The deadline to complete and file your annual U.S. Postal Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Form 3526)  with your postmaster is Oct. 1. This form must be published in your newspaper as follows: Dailies and 2-3 Times Weekly: by Oct. 10 Weeklies: by Oct. 31 Kentucky Press Association members must also mail or email KPA a copy […]

Obituary: Long-time Danville staff member, columnist, Herb Brock passes away

By Bobbie Curd Herb Brock, a man known for giving a voice to those who otherwise would not have one, died this week. He was an Advocate-Messenger staffer from 1979 until he retired in 2010, and his career was something that he was very proud of. His son, David Brock, says as strange as it sounds to say about such a […]