Jay Nolan turns over the reins of the Mountain Advocate to focus on Nolan Group Media

From Jay Nolan, Publisher, The Mountain Advocate (and 2019 KPA President) After 11 years leading the Advocate, it’s time for me to step aside and let others in our organization expand their wings! I can pass the torch with a clear conscience because Charles Myrick is doing such a good job as the Managing Editor of this newspaper. He and […]

Hall of Fame nominations due December 31; induction luncheon will be March 31, 2020

Nominations are being accepted through December 31, 2019, for the 2020 Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame class. The induction will take place March 31, at the Gatton Student Center on the University of Kentucky campus. The Journalism Hall of Fame recognizes Kentuckians who have made significant contributions to the profession of journalism. Selection is made from individuals, living or deceased, […]

With a big push, more newspapers have completed the 2020 Rate and Data form

The deadline came November 12 and publishers/GMs/ad directors got a “Please” email from KPA. Please go to www.kypress.com/ratesheet and fill out your 2020 form, even if you can’t give us advertising rates for 2020 yet. Last Friday, we were at about one-fourth of the newspapers completing the form. Tuesday, that rose to one-half, with 86 now having completed the form. […]

Eligible newspapers have until January 3 to apply for 2020 internship program

Publishers of some 85 KPA member newspapers eligible for a 2020 summer intern through the Kentucky Journalism Foundation have received information about beginning the application process. For newspapers, only those participating in the Kentucky Statewide Classified Program are eligible to receive an intern. The deadline for the Host Newspaper application is January 3. The KPA Past Presidents will then review […]

McClatchy ending Saturday print edition at all its dailies

Following up on the announcement recently that the Lexington Herald-Leader will be stopping its print issue on Saturday, McClatchy has announced a company-wide ceasing of Saturday editions at all of its daily newspapers. McClatchy announced Wednesday that it planned to eliminate Saturday print issues at its daily papers by the end of 2020, though a new slate of articles will […]

RCFP/CPJ’s ‘Protect Press Freedom’ campaign includes over 30 media, technology, nonprofit partners

By Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press “Protect Press Freedom” campaign media partners include Barron’s, CBS, Comcast-NBC Universal, CNN, Facebook, Gannett|USA TODAY NETWORK, The Los Angeles Times, McClatchy, The New York Times, NPR, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, Reuters, Scripps, Sinclair, Twitter, The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones, and The Washington Post. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Committee to Protect Journalists, along […]

Ideas from all over shared during Great Ideas Exchange at NNA Convention

By Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, University of Kentucky In explaining my work, I sometimes say that there are thousands of really good journalists in rural America, but all too often they are the only person in their newsroom that fits that description. They suffer from the isolation of rurality, with fewer opportunities than urbanites to rub […]

Women in Journalism Workshop 2020

From the Reynolds Journalism Institute The Women in Journalism Workshop at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is an annual workshop that focuses on challenges, accomplishments and issues specific to women in the journalism industry today. We want to help build safer, more diverse and innovative newsrooms to serve our communities worldwide. This year’s workshop will be May 1-3, 2020. […]

As Trump impeachment inquiry moves to public hearings you can stay up with news to use, either paid or free

From Michael Kirby, Managing Editor, Federal Network First known to the public for its work during the Clinton impeachment, Federal Network is pleased to announce a new tool for the news industry as the current process unfolds: FedNet’s NewsIntel ensures newsrooms will be able to make use of the fastest turnaround text available anywhere. Our AI-driven content creates impressively accurate text […]

Publishers should be aware of the shifting legal interpretations of ADA

By Tonda Rush, NNA General Counsel Q: I am being told our website might not be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act because visually impaired people cannot read it. Can we be sued? What do we have to do to get into compliance? A:  Newspapers in several states have been receiving letters from disability activist groups and their attorneys […]