Legislators, candidates financial disclosure statements available from KLEC website

By Laura Hendrix, Executive Director, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission   Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and following guidance from federal, state, and local officials, the Commission halted in-person services at its Frankfort office as of Tuesday, March 17. Email notifications were made to legislators and staff, as well as lobbyists, and employers, and a notice was placed on the […]

Sample editorial cartoon from National Newspaper Week

There is no embargo on any of the material already posted on the National Newspaper Week website   National Newspaper Week is October 4-10 with International Newspaper Carrier Day set for Saturday, October 10. This is the 80th year of NNWeek, sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers, the consortium of state, regional and national newspaper association executive directors from the U.S. […]

Webinars on tap Sept. 24, Oct. 15

  Can We Be Friends? Building a Relationship Between Facebook and Local News Thursday, September 24 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT • 1:00-2:00 p.m. CDT Presenter: Korena Keys of Key Media Solutions Without question, Facebook has had a significant impact on your local newspaper operations, subscriptions and relationship with your readers. In this session, we will dive into the current state of […]

CPJ, NLA launch initiative to boost reporting on press freedom in the U.S.

U.S. Press Freedom Accountability Project to award grants for coverage of attacks on journalists during Black Lives Matter protests In light of recent unprecedented attacks on journalists around the United States, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), in collaboration with the News Leaders Association (NLA), on Thursday launched the U.S. Press Freedom Accountability Project. The initiative will support local reporting […]

COVID-19 has ravaged American newsrooms – here’s why that matters

By Damian Radcliffe, University of Oregon Many newsrooms across the U.S. will be quieter places when journalists return to their workplace after the coronavirus lockdowns end. COVID-19 has ripped through the industry. In the United States alone, over 36,000 journalists have lost their jobs, been furloughed or had their pay cut. Analysis by Kristen Hare, a reporter at the journalism institute Poynter, […]