duPont Manual student newspaper gets national attention for Open Records efforts exposing KSP training

Google duPont Manual KSP and you’ll likely find pages and pages of links to stories about the Open Records efforts of journalism students for the Manual Redeye, the school’s student newspaper. The stories are top quality and show the use of Open Records laws to make the public aware of training videos used by the Kentucky State Police. Gov. Andy […]

Election process underway for 2021 KPA Vice President

Letters have been mailed to the publisher/GM of KPA voting member newspapers as we begin the process of electing the 2021 KPA/Kentucky Press Service Vice President. At its virtual Fall Board Retreat on November 5, the KPA Board nominated three individuals who meet the requirements to serve in that position. The three are Dennis Brown, Lewis County Herald; Steve Gaines, […]

Change is coming to the College Heights Herald as it plans return to tabloid format

Change is coming to the College Heights Herald print edition. When publication of the Herald newspaper resumes for the Spring semester in January, it will return to a tabloid format that the Herald sported for most of its life. Editor-in-chief Laurel Deppen, who was granted a second semester leading the Herald by the Student Publications Committee on Nov. 6, and […]

Kernel, KRNL win national, international awards

The Kentucky Kernel and KRNL won 17 Pacemaker awards, the Associated Collegiate Press announced Oct. 22. The awards are given to student newspapers and magazines that display excellent writing, storytelling and design. KRNL won a Magazine Pacemaker, being selected out of 28 finalists. The Kentucky Kernel was also a Pacemaker finalist, winning first place in the Best COVID-19 News or […]

Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony available on vimeo

The induction ceremony of the 2020 Class for the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame has been made available by the University of Kentucky. The class of 10 inductees was announced in early Spring but because of the pandemic, the induction was delayed until October 15. UK has made available the video of the induction, including the acceptance speeches by the […]

Cindi Andrews named executive editor of Henderson Gleaner, Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — On Monday, Cindi Andrews was named executive editor of the Courier & Press. She is the first female executive editor in the newspaper’s 175-year history. Andrews’ more than two decades-long career as an editor and reporter most recently included serving as a newsroom leader and managing the political reporting team at the Denver Post. She also has led an […]

NNA hosting zoom meeting with Post Office reps; free to NNA members, $30 for non-members

NNA — the National Newspaper Association — has put together a great program on Thursday, Nov. 19, with USPS officials and invites all newspapers to watch. NNA will have the program open to nonmembers for $30. Nonmembers will only have access to the live program. NNA members will receive a link to recording following the program.  Pub Aux Live: Faster, […]

JAWS offers Alice Stipends to support local news journalists

2020 JAWS conference, The Future of Journalism: Forging the Path Together, Dec. 4-6

JAWS — Journalism And Women Symposium   In response to the pandemic and its impact on local news coverage (more than 1 in 5 local newspapers have closed), the Legacy Fund of the Journalism and Women Symposium will provide stipends for women journalists in small markets and/or whose work focuses on underserved communities. Stipends for successful applicants will cover registration […]

SPJ DC Chapter says press restrictions exacerbated current problems

The restrictions on talking to the press have been instrumental in getting the nation into its current straits with the COVID-19 pandemic, a Washington journalists group has told three senators. The D.C. ProChapter of the Society of Professional Journalists asked that examination of controls on the press through media relations be part that the requested inquiry on political interference in the Centers […]

Execute your strength: Put names and faces behind the stories

  Nothing is more satisfying than looking at your product – whether it’s the print or digital edition – and smiling in approval, “We’ve got it covered. We’re connecting with our readers.” Developing relationships with subscribers and advertisers is imperative to success in today’s fractured media landscape. The stakes are even higher as many newspapers navigate the economic impact of […]