America Needs Journalists! That’s the theme of 2020’s National Newspaper Week, Oct. 4-10

National Newspaper Week (NNW) is October 4 – 10, 2020, with International Newspaper Carrier Day falling on that Saturday, October 10, 2020. NNW is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers, Inc., the consortium of North American trade associations representing the industry on a state and provincial, regional and national basis. The Kentucky Press Association is a proud member of NAM. KPA […]

Online Newspapers can enter 2020 KPA News and Advertising Contest

Deadline to enter is Friday, October 16 Earlier this year, KPA members voted to give Online Newspapers full member benefits. Now part of that would be the ability to enter the KPA contests but in past years, there’s been one blockage. The rules required newspapers to submit pdfs of their pages. That’s almost impossible for an Online Newspaper. With the […]

Hunger Action Month begins next week!!

Food insecurity in Kentucky: Even more help is needed this year because of COVID-19

Protecting the U.S. Postal Service also safeguards your access to information

This editorial and high-resolution versions of the editorial cartoon are available for download here:,4156949 By Dean Ridings, CEO, America’s Newspapers Facing a fierce public outcry, the U.S. Postal Service is “suspending” its sudden cost-cutting moves — tossing out high-speed sorting machines, uprooting collection boxes, reducing Post Office hours and eliminating carrier overtime — that have slowed mail delivery and […]

#wearitforme campaign; get local businesses to sponsor the ad in your newspaper

  The state, the Foundation for a Health Kentucky and the Kentucky Medical Association have launched a PSA campaign about #wearitforme as a way to get the public wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have told those involved in the campaign that any print ads developed can be shared with newspapers with the understanding that newspapers can take the […]

Ernie Pyle Museum offering his columns to mark 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

From Steve Key, executive director/general counsel Hoosier State Press Association September 2, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. To mark this occasion, the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum in Dana, Indiana, offer columns written by the Pulitzer Prize winning war correspondent. We think it is an appropriate time for us to recall the […]

Got a job position to fill? Let the new website help you with that

If you haven’t checked out the new website, then you might be missing the HELP WANTED section. If you’ve got a position to fill, whether it be GM, news, advertising, design, then go to, move over to HELP WANTED and pull down to Post A Job. Fill out that form, select the position and if it’s not shown, […]

RJI’s Women in Journalism Workshop goes virtual in 2021

The Women in Journalism Workshop is an annual workshop that focuses on challenges, accomplishments and issues specific to women in the journalism industry today. Workshop organizers want to help build safer, more diverse and innovative newsrooms to serve communities worldwide. Attendees will learn how to innovate the way they cover stories, the management of newsrooms & teams and be trained in emerging skills […]

Ten ways to mess up an online presentation

By John Foust, Newspaper Consultant, Raleigh, NC   These days, ad professionals are conducting more digital presentations than ever before. While there are some similarities with in-person meetings, there are some significant differences. Let’s take a quick look at ten of the biggest mistakes in online presentations:   Problems with technology. “Can you hear me now?” is more than a […]

Connect a newsroom voice with the community via podcast

Podcasts create an audience connection by connecting your community with a voice from your newsroom. This can diversify your audience’s experience through audio accessibility which gives you the opportunity to reach new parts of your community. One of The Washington Post’s most popular podcasts is “Can He Do That?”  It discusses the powers and limitations of the President, and how to put them to the test. […]