Three nominated to serve as Vice President for 2021; ballots will be mailed to each member newspaper

The Kentucky Press Association Board of Directors is nominating three individuals to serve as Vice President of the organization for 2021. Nominees were interviewed recently and as directed by Board policy, the Board voted on nominations to pass on to the full membership. The Board must nominate at least two individuals, but can nominate up to three to pass along […]

KPA Board retreats virtually, changes 2021 convention to mostly virtual

KPA Board votes to hold 2021 Winter Convention virtually The Kentucky Press Association Board of Directors normally holds a “retreat” each Fall, working through detailed information about KPA and its sister Kentucky Press Service over a half-day on Thursday and a half-day on Friday. The 2020 KPA Fall Board Retreat will go down as an anomaly to that, just like […]

Kentucky startup weekly featured in Pub Aux: ‘It was the best time to start a newspaper’

By Teri Saylor, Special to Publisher’s Auxiliary Reprinted with permission When Community Newspaper Holdings announced in May it was shuttering the Greenup County News Times in northeast Kentucky and two of its other weeklies, News Times executive editor Cathie Shaffer did not give up. She got busy. She recruited her daughter-in-law, Amy Shaffer, and her longtime colleague, News Times sportswriter […]

Kentucky Kernel Recipient of 2020 James Madison Award

From the UK College of Communication and Information The 2020 recipient of the James Madison Award is the Kentucky Kernel, the independent student newspaper at the University of Kentucky. The James Madison Award is awarded by the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information to […]

Public Notice Resource Center: KPA not playing ‘small ball’ on public notices in 2021

The following report on Public Notice Advertising around the country was published Tuesday by the Public Notice Resource Center. Three state press groups “going big” in 2021 The newspaper industry has generally strived to maintain a low political profile on public notice issues. Even when notice laws become problematic — fee provisions that haven’t changed in 40 years, for instance […]

Nearly 2,800 newspaper companies received paycheck protection loans, most under $150K

By Mason Walker and Katerina Eva Matsa, Pew Research Center Mason Walker  is a research analyst focusing on journalism and media. Katerina Eva Matsa  is an associate director of journalism research at Pew Research Center. This is a sliver of the roughly 5.2 million PPP loans that have been lent out to small businesses – but represents a large segment of newspaper […]

News Media Alliance applauds senators for introducing legislation to provide SBA affiliation waiver for news publishers

By News Media Alliance Staff The News Media Alliance commends Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Chris Coons (D-DE) for introducing the “Heroes Small Business Lifeline Act” that provides a Small Business Administration (SBA) affiliation waiver that would allow more news publishers to apply for SBA loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created by […]