Time to fill out the 2021 Rate and Data Information about your newspaper(s)

Deadline to file your 2021 Rate Information Form with KPA is Friday, November 13! The days are getting shorter, the weather soon will be cooler, football is on the horizon (we hope), and the Derby is scheduled for Saturday. Oh wait, the Derby in September is an anomaly so we can’t factor that into a normalFall in the Bluegrass. But […]

Maybe the COVID-19 pandemic will help legislators play ‘connect the dots’ on inaccessible internet

Letter to Editor in The Oldham Era shows lack of internet even hits the most affluent counties A few get it. Very few out of 138 who represent this state as a member of the Kentucky General Assembly. Some jump right in and say it’s not a big deal to put public notices on government websites. Of course, they probably […]

SHOUTOUTS at the Advocate-Messenger: Kevin Smith named publisher, Olivia Mohr joins as a reporter

Kevin Smith is the new publisher of The Advocate-Messenger. Smith has 25 years of experience in several different media segments. He started selling billboards for Adams Outdoor, and has been in the newspaper industry for the last 13 years. His newspaper career began in his native Michigan, where he started as a retail zone manager for the Lansing State Journal […]

Help Wanteds and News Releases posted on the new kypress.com and accesskpa.com; √ ’em out

We just launched the new https://www.kypress.com website and already four newspapers have taken advantage of the Help Wanted link. If you have an opening, then you have the portal available to post that job. For members, including Associate Members, there is no fee. For out-of-state publications, the cost is $10. To post a position, just go to https://www.kypress.com/post-a-job/ and fill […]

Obituary: Bill Neikirk, Irvine native, UK grad, long-time Washington correspondent for the Chicago Tribune

Contributions may be made to the William R. Neikirk Scholarship Fund at the University of Kentucky Bill Neikirk, a nationally recognized journalist and author who got his start as a part-time sports reporter on the Herald-Leader, died August 27 after a long illness. He was 82 [born January 6, 1938]. A 1960 graduate of the University of Kentucky, Neikirk, who […]

Political expert Charlie Cook to deliver Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Lecture at UK


From 1913: The Value of a Local Newspaper

This is a clipping from the HAZEL GREEN HERALD in the Friday, March 28, 1913, KENTUCKY MOUNTAINEER newspaper of Salyersville, Magoffin County, KY. [Research by Bob Bickers, Aug. 27, 2019] I have personally found this to be true over years of subscribing to and researching old newspapers. Bob Bickers Downey, Idaho E-mail: bob.bickers@yahoo.com When you hear a man sneering at […]

Be watching for information about the ‘virtual’ Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame ceremonies

There’s not a lot of new information to pass along about the 2020 Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremonies that is now scheduled for October 15, 5 to 7 p.m., Eastern. Reminders will be sent in the near future as well as instructions for accessing the ceremonies on Zoom, according to Dr. Erika Engstrom, The Kentucky Journalism Hall of […]

What’s it like working for a local newspaper in 2020? That’s the basis of Oregon professor’s survey

What’s it like to work at a local newspaper in 2020? The Tow Center has launched a new survey to find out: http://bit.ly/Tow2020 Please note: Survey period ends Saturday, September 5 at 11:59 p.m. Damian Radcliffe, 2019 Montgomery Symposium presenter, asks for your help   My name is Damian Radcliffe and I am a Professor of Journalism at the University of […]

KEVIN SLIMP SURVEY: The state of newspapers in 2020

Comparing the health and ownership of papers to previous years By Kevin Slimp, Newspaper Guru It’s a fascinating time in the newspaper business, especially from a research perspective. 2020 marks my fifth straight year polling newspapers in the U.S. and Canada about the overall health of the industry. I’ve just completed crunching the numbers from the most recent survey and […]