Ashland Beacon creates its own video on KPA contest results

The Greater Ashland Beacon created its own video on the 2020 KPA News Contest, touting the individual awards the Beacon garnered.

Kentucky Supreme Court rules in favor of Kernel in lawsuit against UK

Here is a pdf copy of the entire 35 page Supreme Court ruling: UK vs. Kernel Full opinion Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. listens to UK’s lawyer during oral arguments heard by the Kentucky Supreme Court in UK’s lawsuit against the Kernel on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at the Kentucky Supreme Court in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb, […]

Al Smith’s journalism was one of good faith, now often missing

By Al Cross Al Cross was assistant managing editor of The Logan Leader and the News-Democrat in Russellville, and editor of The Leitchfield Gazette and the Grayson County News-Gazette, from 1975 to 1978. After 26 years at The Courier-Journal, he became director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky in 2004. He is […]

Thanks to legislature, Kentucky almost went from national transparency leader to laughingstock

Frankfort’s Assault on the Constitution and Transparency By Jon Fleischaker and Michael Abate, KPA General Counsel Although it was only a “short” session, this year’s iteration of the Kentucky General Assembly was an unprecedented assault on transparency and the constitutional guarantees of free speech and freedom of the press. As counsel for the Kentucky Press Association (KPA)—one of whom was […]

PCAK produces special KPA media packet for April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month

Members of the Kentucky Press Association: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and as Kentucky’s premier child abuse prevention organization, we are providing this specially designed packet for your information and utilization. We appreciate the many newspapers who ran series, features and Op-Eds during April over the years. Your participation not only helps draw attention to the extent of the […]

NKU hosting news literacy webinar March 30: Unblurring the Lines Between Fact-Based News & Misinformation 

  Join local and national journalists for a conversation on news, fact-checking, and trust amid a growing increase in misinformation. NKU journalism professor Michele Day will moderate Unblurring the Lines Between Fact-Based News and Misinformation on March 30 at 1:40 p.m. The conversation is part of the GEARUP with Information Literacy initiative on campus that seeks to enhance information literacy […]

Journalists Peter Baker, Susan Glasser to deliver Creason Lecture April 21; Hall of Fame set for May 4

Political journalism’s ‘first couple’ Renowned journalists Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, political journalism’s “first couple,” are scheduled to deliver the Joe Creason Lecture, held by the UK School of Journalism and Media in the College of Communication and Information, at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 21 via Zoom. The husband and wife duo are longtime Washington journalists who have […]

National Newspaper Association adds voice to the call for Congressional action on USPS

Contact: Tonda Rush, National Newspaper Association Chair Brett Wesner, president of Wesner Publications, Cordell, Oklahoma, has echoed the call of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for quick Congressional action in providing $58 billion in financial support to the Postal Service. Wesner’s comments came at the conclusion of DeJoy’s release of the USPS 10-year plan “Delivering for America,” in which multiple […]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly as an N.C. weekly seeks sustainability

Buck Ryan studies Chatham News + Record EDITOR’S NOTE: UK Professor Buck Ryan wants Kentucky publishers and editors to know that he welcomes any and all who wish to participate in his Maestro, the Ivory Tower Edition, initiative to save community newspapers. He can be reached at or (859) 230-4201. For more information about his “participatory case study” of […]

Florida House passes bill that would strip newspapers of legal ad revenue

The bill would allow legal notices from local governments to be sent for free through the mail and would no longer mandate they be published in print newspapers. By Kirby Wilson, Tampa Bay Times TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House last Thursday passed a bill that would strip the state’s newspapers of much-needed legal advertising revenue. House Bill 35 would repeal a part […]