Ten to be inducted in the Journalism Hall of Fame

Includes Barbara Bailey, Steve Crump, Maxine Cheshire, Ronnie Ellis, Michael Hedges, Maria Henson, Rachel Platt, Mike Scogin, Russell Shain, Jerry Tipton with ceremonies scheduled for March 31 at UK Student Center LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Pulitzer Prize winner, three television journalists, a Kentucky state government reporter, a Washington Post columnist, a longtime community journalist, a Washington, D.C.-based  journalist, a journalism […]

Public Notices, Open Records, Gruesome Photos and More as legislature is one-third done

That pretty much sums up the first month of the Kentucky General Assembly as far as newspapers and the Kentucky Press Association are concerned. Today is the 23rd day of the 60-day Regular Session so we’re a little more than one-third of the way through the session, As you know, it started with a big BANG soon after the House […]

When it comes to Public Notice legislation, Kentucky is not an island

From the Public Notice Resource Center ‘Enemy of the people’ rhetoric takes toll on public notice in statehouses Bills have been introduced in at least seven states so far this year that would move most public notice from its traditional home in newspapers to lightly visited government websites. And at least of few of those bills were introduced by legislators […]

Local officials use public notice as tool of vengeance

From the Public Notice Resource Center After 30 years of serving as the official newspaper in Gardner, Kansas, the local paper is calling foul following the town’s decision to pull its public notices and place them in another publication with no print circulation in Gardner. “The council members are trying to punish me because they don’t like the way I […]

How closures of local newspapers increase local government borrowing cost

Editor’s Note:This paper was presented at the 2018 Municipal Finance Conference on July 16 & 17,2018. The conference is a collaboration of the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, the Brandeis International Business School’s Rosenberg Institute of Public Finance, Washington University in St. Louis’s Olin Business School, and the University of Chicago’s Harris Institute of Public Policy. It aims to bring together academics, practitioners, issuers, […]

NNA celebrates passage of USPS Fairness Act

National Newspaper Association today applauded passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the USPS Fairness Act, HR 2382.  The bill would reverse a Congressional act of 2006 that imposed a heavy financial burden upon the U.S. Postal Service to set aside billions of dollars for future retiree benefits. NNA President Matt Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, said […]

FAA to require live, in-the-air identification on all but small drones

Following two delays in 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finally published at year’s end its tentative plan to require in-the-air, live identification for all but the smallest drones. As RJI reported late last year, these electronic drone “license plates” will provide identification information about all drones in the air at any given time.  And now, we know just how much […]

Questions cause questions at first but the end result could be Student Press Freedom legislation

Some of our Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association newspaper advisers got an email this week that caused some questions and perhaps concern. The original questions came from a student intern in the Legislative Research Commission. We understand these situations are confidential in nature and without knowing why the questions were being asked, the knee jerk reaction was to be concerned and […]