KPA asks Governor Beshear to veto Senate Bill 48; KPA’s statement in opposition

A letter was delivered Thursday by email, by fax and by mail to Governor Andy Beshear, seeking the governor’s veto of Senate Bill 48. Included with the letter was a copy of the Kentucky Press Association’s Statement of Opposition to Senate Bill 48. Typically, legislation can be vetoed by the governor and then the House and Senate can override the […]

Would you ever know if law enforcement, judges, prosecutors didn’t pay their county taxes?

You wouldn’t so here’s hoping Governor Beshear vetoes this ‘disastrous’ Senate Bill 48; makes House Bill 312 minor league It’s about this time each year, county clerks start the process of publishing a list of delinquent taxpayers in the local newspaper. It’s required by law with a 1/2 page notification the week prior that the list is going to be […]

If only he had mentioned the ‘rest of the story’ about the late Senator Albert Jones

As the final hours of the 2021 General Assembly were winding down, Sen. Danny Carroll rose to have a Senate Resolution read in memory of the late Senator Albert Jones. Carroll went on and on about Senator Jones and noted his contributions to Paducah, to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and to the United States. He mentioned several projects and issues […]

10 to be inducted in Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame on May 4

By Duane Bonifer, UK Journalism Alumni Association LEXINGTON, Ky. — Ten journalists with careers that covered some of the biggest stories of the late-20th and early 21st centuries make up the 41st class of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. This year’s induction ceremony will be held online May 4. This year’s 10 inductees are: Michael Collins, who covers economic […]

On heels of Kernel decision, WKU to release sexual misconduct records to College Heights Herald

By Laurel Deppen, editor-in-chief, College Heights Herald WKU (Western Kentucky University) will release sexual misconduct records within the next 30 days that were the subject of a years-long lawsuit against the Herald. Following a Kentucky Supreme Court decision in a similar case involving the University of Kentucky and its student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, WKU decided to release the records. […]

Tricia Kelley joins KPA Board in KIPA Chair role; Board to meet in-person April 16 in Elizabethtown

Tricia Kelley, advisor to the Eastern Progress at Eastern Kentucky University, has joined the KPA Board of Directors and will begin her term immediately. She replaces Stephanie Anderson, advisor to the Murray State News who has resigned from the position but will continue teaching journalism at MSU. Three years ago, KPA took oversight of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association and […]

Northeast Kansas City newspaper publishes blank front page as message in trying times

The Kansas City Northeast News made a statement on the front page of Wednesday’s edition. They left it blank, deliberately so. The newspaper, like so many news outlets, has lost money during the pandemic as loyal local advertisers like grocery stores couldn’t afford ads. The 89-year-old newspaper is free.

Relevance Project celebrates Women’s History Month with tribute to NAM female members

By Tom Silvestri, Executive Director, Newspaper Association Managers Relevance Project The Relevance Project celebrates the women who lead newspaper and press associations in North America. What better time to pause and recognize this inspiring group of newspaper advocates than during Women’s History Month. For this Relevant Point, we asked executive directors of the Newspaper Association Managers the following question to […]

Mark your calendars for these April NNAF events

Digital Marketplace:  GNI News Consumer Insights Webinar Training Thursday, April 8 at 12 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. CT/ 10 a.m. MT/ 9 a.m. PT Recently, Google has launched an updated version of News Consumer Insights (NCI), which provides key insights and actionable recommendations based on your Google Analytics data to help grow reader engagement and reader revenue. You can select […]

Peter Wagner: Papers can’t depend on retail advertisers to survive

Publishers looking to reboot their markets following the pandemic need to recognize the retail sector is no longer their best revenue source. The recent demise of one Minnesota newspaper, the Warroad Pioneer, is well documented in the April issue of Reader’s Digest magazine. I have personal knowledge of the Pioneer story because I spent two days working with Warroad Pioneer […]