Beloved journalism professor honored at First Amendment event with James Madison Award

By Kennedy Sabharwal, University of Kentucky student Kennedy Sabharwal is a broadcast journalism multimedia and biology/honors double (triple) major. She was just crowned  Miss Clinton County Fair, Miss University of Kentucky and will head to Miss Kentucky competition and while she’s just a sophomore, she’s already been accepted to med school. A little over a month after his passing, Mike […]

October 18 is deadline for KPA Vice President nominations

It’s the time of year when KPA begins preparing for the following year and one of those duties is electing the next  KPA Vice President. We’re still in a fairly new process, adopted in January 2018 by the KPA Board of Directors, and we are using On Second Thought to notify members of the process and to open nominations for […]

Reversing the trend: NKY Tribune adds a print component to its online presence

By Judy Clabes, NKyTribune editor What started as a discussion among community leaders about the region’s needs grew into an idea for a print component for the NKyTribune. Enter the notion that if the Trib Team committed to it, the print edition would have to go to everyone in Northern Kentucky. One good thing lead to another, so today 160,206 copies […]

October 5 is ‘Watchdog Workshop’ sponsored by IRE, UK Journalism/Media School

The University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media is hosting a workshop Saturday, Oct.5 designed to improve your ability to add depth to your stories and make you a better, faster journalist. There will also be an optional hands-on spreadsheet training Oct. 6 for an additional $30. The cost of the workshop is $55. The School will provide lunch. […]

You can help a UL journalism student attend the KPA Winter Convention

$30. That’s all it takes, a mere $30 and with that you could sponsor a University of Louisville journalism student to attend the KPA Winter Convention. Over the last few months, On Second Thought has had some articles about the cuts The Cardinal student publication has experienced. The Cardinal was subject of some deep cuts in UL’s budget and only […]

Save the date: Friday, Nov. 15, to attend Covering Substance Abuse and Recovery, a workshop for journalists, in Ashland

From Kentucky Health News — an independent news service of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky, with support from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.   Covering Substance Abuse and Recovery: A Workshop for Journalists will be held in Ashland on Nov. 15 by the Institute for […]

KPNS hits the 10-year celebration with more than 64,000 stories and 9,000 editorials

Tuesday, October 1, marked the 10th anniversary of the Kentucky Press News Service, a product that grew out of an extensive two-year Strategic Planning process. The idea actually took more than a year to develop with initial discussions starting August 20, 2008. It began as the Kentucky News Content Service and early thoughts were to have newspapers upload their top […]

National Newspaper Week starts Sunday; it’s an opportunity to practice what you preach

We send advertising reps to call on businesses. We tell them to convince business owners that they can’t survive without newspaper advertising and give them an arm load of materials to show the strength of newspapers. And we expect them to come back with all kinds of placements scheduled. If only we practiced what we preach. Because we don’t promote […]

Newseum closing at the end of 2019

Posted on October 1, 2019 by Newseum After more than 11 years and nearly 10 million visitors, the Newseum will close on Dec. 31, 2019. Thank you to everyone who has visited, especially the members, donors and Founding Partners whose support made it all possible. We know visitors love the Newseum (don’t take our word for it; read the TripAdvisor reviews for yourself), but it […]

FCC proposes eliminating newspaper notices … again

From the Public Notice Resource Center Twenty-three months after it initially issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) recommending the elimination of newspaper notice for broadcast license applications, FCC last week issued a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) reiterating its original recommendation and offering additional details about how it proposes to revise broadcasters’ public notice obligations. PNRC filed comments in 2017 opposing […]