Election-related advertising through KPS hits $1.137 million!

With Tuesday’s general election, related advertising placed through the Kentucky Press Service for newspaper placement has ended. And it does so with a record placement. Placements began in May in preparation for the June primary and picked up pace in September as the November 3 election neared. Candidates and issue/advocacy advertising total $1,137,210.44.  That was led by nearly $600,000 placed […]

4 Board incumbents to serve another three years

Looks like there won’t be any changes on the 2021 KPA Board of Directors, at least for the 14 elected positions. Terms end in January 2021 for Districts 1, 2, 7 and 8 but current Board members in those districts will begin three-year terms come January. That’s because all four incumbents were nominated to retain their seats. And with no […]

Herald-Leader saying farewell to 100 Midland Avenue office

BY PETER BANIAK, General Manager/Editor, The Herald-Leader Over the next few weeks, the Herald-Leader will finish moving out of its iconic building at 100 Midland Avenue in downtown Lexington. As we announced over the summer, the building has been sold to the Fayette County Public Schools, which plans to consolidate its career and technical schools there under one roof. It’s an […]

Veterans’ Day on Wednesday means a delay in November 11 mailed newspapers

Wednesday, November 11, we celebrate Veterans’ Day, certainly a day that needs to be set aside to honor and remember those who have served our country. But for many newspapers in the state, it means a day late in delivery because the Post Offices will be closed and there will be no mail delivery. If you have a Wednesday publication […]

The time it is a’changin’ come Sunday morning

Just a reminder to set your clocks back Sunday morning at 2 a.m. as we move to Standard Time. Ok, so you’re like everyone else. You’re not going to stay up until 2 a.m. just to set your clocks back. So just remember to set all your clocks back one hour before you go to bed. However you do it, […]

‘The Press of Democracy’ address set for Nov. 12 by UK

On the heels of the 2020 election of which some said democracy was on the ballot and the role of the news media was also an issue, the University of Kentucky School of Journalism’s First Amendment Address discusses the role of the press in U.S. society. The address is scheduled for Thursday, November 12 at 5-7 p.m., and features Stephen Bates, […]

Making photos ‘pop’ off the page highlights new Kevin Slimp webinar (with his Big Blue glasses)

No one knows more about photo editing and color correction for newspapers than Kevin Slimp, who has been teaching newspapers the best methods for photo editing since 1994. Join Kevin for this 90-minute webinar as he teaches both basic and advanced skills to make your photos pop right off the page! They don’t call Kevin the News Guru for nothing. […]

Panel discussion with journalists and ACLU attorney on staying safe as a journalist

The New England First Amendment Coalition and the Society of Professional Journalists New England have put together a panel discussion on “Staying Safe As A Journalist: What You Need to Know.” The panelists include three journalists who have been subject to police actions while covering the news as well as an attorney for the ACLU. The discussion is moderated by […]

Towns often shrivel up when local paper closes

High School student Johnny Jenkins, the local jeweler’s son, hit two bases-loaded home runs during the school’s baseball game last Friday. But most of the locals won’t know about Jenkins’ batting proficiency until the paper comes out next Wednesday. The community appreciates the local team, but few actually attend the games. On Monday night the city council voted down the […]

News Media Alliance Statement: Senator Cantwell releases report on local news

The News Media Alliance commends Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) for the release of her report, “Local Journalism: America’s Most Trusted News Sources Threatened,” outlining how changes in the information marketplace and the dominance of online platforms pose an existential threat to local news publishers. The report notes the vital importance of high-quality journalism to our communities […]