KPA holds Zoom session with Congressman Comer on postal issues

Congressman has 35 counties, 42 newspapers in his district and holds key position to help on postal matters The Kentucky Press Association and several publishers from the Congressional First District held a Zoom session Thursday afternoon with Congressman James Comer. Staff members of a House Committee on which Congressman Comer serves also participated in the session. The focus of the […]

Legislature takes a break but faces some unfinished work when it returns

  This is known as the “Veto Session.” It’s a time during the session when the legislature takes two weeks off to allow the governor to read over all the bills sent from the chambers and see if any are unworthy of becoming law. If so, Gov. Andy Beshear can mark the Veto box on the legislation and send it […]

AP, Fleischaker present 2020 Freedom of Information Awards

It was virtual in one respect, it was in-person in another. Without the winter convention for award presentations to be made in-person, arrangements had to be made in other ways for special awards. That included the Jon Fleischaker Freedom of Information Awards sponsored by Adam Yeomans and the Associated Press. So this week, arrangements were made to hand out those […]

Thanks for your time, Jay

Each year, the Kentucky Press Association recognizes the outgoing Past President with a clock, commemorating his/her tenure on the Board and through the officer ladder. The clock reads, “Thanks for the time you have given us.” Jay Nolan has served on the Board and then as treasurer, vice president, president-elect, president and past president. Jay served as president in 2019 […]

KHSAA welcomes back the media to winter championships!

From the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hello to all of the members of both the Kentucky Press Association and Kentucky Broadcasters Association. When we gathered and then adjourned abruptly at Rupp Arena last March, most of us had no idea what the next 12 months would hold. We left that fateful afternoon hopeful for a short pause and then […]

A Sunshine Week example: It can make a difference when journalists are around to cover public agencies’ meetings

The tower a tax could save By Lauren McCally and Al Cross Midway Messenger This is Sunshine Week, which reminds Americans of the importance of open government. It’s promoted by the American Society of News Editors, because journalists play a primary role in keeping government open and holding it accountable. Sometimes, that watchdog role and the drive of journalists to seek the […]

Newsroom webinar addresses situation that asks to delete ‘the first draft of history’

  Newsrooms are invited to register for the online webinar “Crime, mugshots and takedown requests: Addressing the long-tail of digital crime reporting,” happening at 11:30 a.m. Eastern/10:30 a.m. Central on Friday, April 9. The event is being hosted by the News Leaders Association and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. People identified in crime news often face long-term effects that can […]

News Media Alliance testifies before House on ‘Saving Local Journalism’

Remarks included discussion of dominant tech platforms’ impact on the sustainability of quality journalism and the need for legislation that ensures fair compensation Arlington, VA – The News Media Alliance testified March 12 at a House Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee hearing, “Reviving Competition, Part 2: Saving the Free and Diverse Press,” on the need for the dominant tech platforms, […]