Student publications continue to shine with national awards!

Kentucky Kernel, College Heights Herald, Murray State News, The Northerner all honored WKU’s Talisman, College Heights Herald, Cherry Creative receive awards at national convention                                   Western Kentucky University students are all smiles as they                     […]

About 1/4 of members have filed Rate and Data sheet as Nov. 12 deadline approaches

It’s time for the staff to start working on the 2020 Kentucky Press Association Directory and from the looks of things only about one-fourth of the members will have current/updated information listed. The deadline to submit the rate and data sheet to KPA is November 12. And as of today, only 43 of a potential 174 publications — including full […]

No major problems reported as newspapers do what they are supposed to do: Cover the news including elections

In the past several elections, reporters and photographers have fallen just short of being threatened by poll workers if they took photographs or tried to interview voters while in the polling room. Some were welcomed, some were asked to go outside the polling place. Tuesday’s election apparently had a different tone at least for the most part. KPA didn’t receive […]

Today is deadline to register for Nov. 15 Covering Substance Abuse and Recovery journalism workshop in Ashland

From Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues TODAY is the deadline to register for Covering Substance Abuse and Recovery: A Workshop for Journalists, to be held in Ashland on Nov. 15. Space is limited. Details and registration are here. The workshop has been designed with rural journalists in mind, because research at Oak Ridge Associated Universities has found that […]

Letter/ballot mailed to each full KPA member for 2020 Vice President election

A letter with a ballot was mailed Wednesday to the publisher/general manager of each voting member of the Kentucky Press Association. The ballot is for the 2020 KPA Vice President position. Two nominations came forth from the KPA Board at its Fall Board Retreat: • Dennis Brown, publisher of the Lewis County Herald in Vanceburg • Regina Catlett, co-owner of […]

College of Communication/Information hosting reception for media in Greater Louisville area to meet the new dean

YOUR HOST: The UK College of Communication and Information MESSAGE: We welcome CI alumni and friends in the Louisville area to meet the new Dean of the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Jennifer Greer. Refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring a guest, but please RSVP by November 14, 2019. WHAT: Dean Jennifer […]

Center for Journalism Ethics offering $1,000 stipends for 2020 conference in Madison, WI

On April 24, 2020, the Center for Journalism Ethics will host its 12th annual journalism ethics conference at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery in Madison, Wisconsin. Titled “Journalism Ethics & The Crisis in Local News” this conference will bring together news media professionals, non-profit news leaders, media innovators, academics, students and the public to address the current crisis in local […]

Traditional network stations don’t usually report their lower viewership

From Peter Wagner, Creative House Print Media Consultants I’m amazed at how the traditional, over-the-air, television networks consistently report that “newspapers are dead.” Their anchors report that story time and again, but never report their own losses in viewership. The most recent example took place on the October 6, 2019, broadcast of CBS News Sunday Morning hosted by Jane Pauley. […]

The super sales person who wasn’t so super, after all

By John Foust, Advertising Sales Consultant, Raleigh, NC Jim was a super sales person. He was so good that he broke all kinds of records at the publishing company where he worked. He consistently brought in more new business than anyone else on the advertising staff. And his numbers always ranked at the top of the weekly and monthly sales […]

The 2020 Women in Journalism Workshop is now open for applications!

The three full days of sessions will include: HEAT training Self-care Solutions Journalism Applying for grants Advocating for yourself (and your salary!)  Tips for the first time freelancer Audience engagement + More Read more here or apply now!  Session leaders are joining us from the Washington Post, Reuters, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and other amazing newsrooms! A limited […]