Why Congress needs to support your local news sources in this crisis

Editorial below available for your use; editorial cartoon at right, available in color or black and white with link at the bottom of the editorial   By Dean Ridings, CEO, America’s Newspapers During this coronavirus pandemic, access to accurate and trustworthy information in your community is as critical to life under quarantine and as sought after as hand sanitizer and […]

May 3 is deadline for Al Smith Award nominations

Given by Bluegrass SPJ Chapter for public service through community journalism   The Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues seek nominations for the Al Smith Award, given annually for public service through community journalism over a lifetime by a native or resident of Kentucky, or someone who has spent […]

Herald-Leader adds visual journalist to cover rural Kentucky through ‘Report for America’

Was visuals editor for College Heights Herald at Western Kentucky University   From the Lexington Herald-Leader Visual journalist Silas Walker will join the Lexington Herald-Leader staff to cover rural Kentucky as part of a nationwide deployment of journalists through Report for America. Report for America is a national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues […]

UK students had the assignment of a lifetime covering Governor’s race for The State Journal

By Teri Saylor Teri Saylor is former executive director of the North Carolina Press Association and frequently writes stories for Publisher’s Auxiliary, the publication of the National Newspaper Association  Covering a governor’s race is challenging enough for full time reporters, but when those reporters juggle college classes and studying for exams along with reporting breaking election news, only the strong […]

Newz Group announces program to help rural journalism with no-cost e-edition hosting

Local news is more important than ever in the face of COVID-19 Columbia, MO— Newz Group Publishing Support Services has announced it will be offering no cost E-Edition hosting for three months to any paper in America to support rural and community papers during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Local journalism is the information backbone for many rural communities across America, and […]

July 15 is effective date of majority of legislation passed by the 2020 General Assembly

Opinion Issued by Daniel Cameron, Kentucky Attorney General   On April 15, the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly adjourned sine die. Thus, the effective date of legislation, other than general appropriation bills and acts containing emergency or delayed effective date provisions, passed during this session is Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Section 55 of the Constitution of Kentucky provides: […]

6 Paxton papers help local businesses with $250,000 available in matched advertising

Paxton Media’s The Paducah Sun and five of its area publications are helping out local businesses with a $250,000 advertising match program. Local businesses, whether regular advertisers in the six newspapers or not, can apply for a dollar for dollar advertising grant that can be used in any of the six newspapers listed. Every dollar spent on advertising will be […]

NNA asking for support of newspapers to get Congress to act on helping the Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service is dangerously close to a major disruption.  Its cash is expected to hit a wall by the end of the fiscal year, which is Sept.30. Congress authorized a $10 billion loan to keep it afloat, but as of today, the USPS still does not have that cash. NNA is joining a host of other business groups to urge […]

Record Retention: Should They Stay, or Should They Go?

By Andrea Shindlebower Main, Kentucky League of Cities Personnel Services Manager Reprinted with permission for Kentucky City magazine, 2020 Spring issue Want to see your city clerk’s head spin? Ask him or her how many public records the city has on file. The answer inevitably would be too many to count and maintaining and organizing those documents is often an […]

Pass It On public service campaign from The Foundation for a Better Life available to papers

The Foundation for a Better Life, a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes positive values, has created a series of public service ad messages that show appreciation for many of those who have stepped up during this critical time. If you would like to run ads in support of these groups of people, they are available for download at no charge. Download […]