December 15: Celebrate the birthday of the Bill of Rights that includes Freedom of the Press, Speech

December 15 we celebrate the anniversary of the first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights (ratified December 15, 1791). Here’s what you need to know: WHAT IT DOES The 10 amendments that make up the Bill of Rights guarantee essential rights and civil liberties though no one has to tell you what the First Amendment is about: — The First […]

Al Cross’ ‘Into the Issues’

By Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues What is the proper role of community newspapers at a time of national crisis? Stand up for the truth. And for community. This isn’t about the election, or about the presidential transition. It’s about the novel coronavirus. With winter and the holiday season here, the virus is out of control, […]

Local: Shop. Eat. Read.

Campaign rolls out new marketing effort for America’s Newspapers A new marketing campaign rolled out by America’s Newspapers encourages readers to “Shop Local. Eat Local. Read Local.” The ads read: “Local businesses and restaurants need your support more than ever this holiday season. And they’ve come up with creative ways for you to shop safely through delivery, pickup and online.” “In […]

David Holwerk, who guided Pulitzer-caliber journalism at Herald-Leader, dies at 73

David Holwerk, whose ability to make good judgments and quick decisions as editorial-page editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader led to three finalists and one winner of the Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper, has died. He was 73. Holwerk’s son, Charles Holwerk, said his father died at home in New Albany, Ind. He had had heart problems for several years and […]

NAM Relevance Project rolls out campaign to help newspapers enhance sales efforts

By Evelyn Mateos, Editor & Publisher A year after forming the Relevance Project, the Newspaper Association Managers (NAM) has launched a campaign with the goal to help newspapers and state press association-owned ad services rebrand and position themselves for relevance in a digital world. Called Revenue Resource 2020, a reserve of sales promotions is available for news publishers to download […]

Enrich your pitch with free ads and audience calculator from the Relevance Project

The Relevance Project, in partnership with Metro Creative Graphics and Pulse Research, is offering an exclusive benefit to members of the Newspaper Association Managers, including your Kentucky Press Association. The complimentary offer further advances the Call to Action categories of advertisers features on the Relevance Project Revenue Resource 2020. It’s an innovative approach to ENRICH THE PITCH! For five of […]

Higher postage rates may appear in 2021 — NNA board examining impact, options

  The U.S. Postal Service has new powers to raise postage rates in 2021 given to it Nov. 30 by the Postal Regulatory Commission. The PRC completed a three-year-long examination of a 2006 inflation-based price cap on postage increases.  The National Newspaper Association has spoken to the PRC on numerous occasions about the need for price stability, but Congress delegated to […]

Congress passes legislation honoring fallen journalists

Senate clears House-passed bill for the president’s signature The Fallen Journalists Memorial (FJM) Foundation thanked the U.S. Senate for passing bipartisan legislation (H.R. 3465) to authorize the foundation to establish a national memorial that honors reporters, editors, photographers and broadcasters who have lost their lives reporting the news. The legislation, known as the Fallen Journalists Memorial Act, was passed by […]

RJI accepting applications for 15th fellowship class of innovators

Reynolds Journalism Institute — The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is now accepting 2021-22 RJI Fellowship applications from individuals or organizations with an innovative journalism project idea that could also benefit the industry. Potential project ideas could include devising new strategies or models to solve a problem, building new tools, creating a prototype, or advancing a prototype, so it’s ready to […]