Rash of graffiti strikes downtown Bowling Green including the Daily News

By John Reecer, Bowling Green Daily News The Bowling Green Police Department is looking for a suspect after a rash of graffiti messages were found throughout the downtown area Friday morning. BGPD spokesman Officer Ronnie Ward said the lone suspect is a white male with shaggy blonde hair and glasses who began spray-painting messages on several downtown businesses at about […]

Big changes ahead for the College Heights Herald but they come with challenges

From Chuck Clark, Director, WKU Student Publications The next big wave of change will come to WKU Student Publications in August, when students return for the Fall 2021 semester – an increased digital presence for the College Heights Herald, a stronger and smarter daily email newsletter, with print becoming a monthly newsmagazine. Taken together, they represent some of the biggest […]

Senate to consider Postal Service Reform Act of 2021; includes sampling language

The Senate now has its version of the Postal Service Reform Act of 2021, thanks to the leadership of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.  S. 1720 was introduced by HSGAC Chair Gary Peters, D-Michigan, and Ranking Member Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and 18 other co-sponsors. The bill is a mirror version of HR 3076 that cleared the House […]

Two former Boston Globe columnists enjoying life with retired, some champions, thoroughbreds

You may not know Michael Blowen, former movie critic for the Boston Globe. Or his wife Diane White, a former Globe columnist. But perhaps you’re heard about their life after newspapers. They’re spending it on a 275-acre farm just a couple of miles outside of Georgetown. As you leave Georgetown heading out toward I-64, you’re gonna pass Old Friends Farm. […]

Sen. Cantwell seeks $2.3 billion in tax credits, grants for local newspapers, broadcasters

By Cindy Durham, America’s Newspapers U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) told members of America’s Newspapers on May 11 that she will seek about $2.3 billion worth of tax credits and grants  for local newspapers and broadcasters as part of President Biden’s infrastructure plan. Sen. Cantwell, who has been active in helping the newspaper industry address the challenges that many papers […]

Ponder named publisher, VP for Tennessee’s Lakeway Publishers Inc.

Keith Ponder, former publisher of the Glasgow Daily Times who served as a regional publisher for some CNHI newspapers, has been named publisher of the Tullahoma (TN) News and vice president of Lakeway Publishers Inc. The company is headquartered in Middle Tennessee and is owned by the Fishman family. Keith also served as a State At-Large member of the KPA […]

Newsrooms should make it a practice to start benchmarking performance of politicians

By Jim Pumarlo It’s customary to rate the president’s performance after the first hundred days in office. The stark contrast in personalities and policies of Donald Trump and Joe Biden provides plenty of observations and commentary. National issues range from the pandemic and the economy to immigration and racial unrest. Editor’s Note: This would be a process to cover two […]

Webinars for you…and they are FREE!

 May 25, 2021 – National Press Club   Rebuilding Trust in News https://www.press.org/events/rebuilding-trust-news 1-2 PM ET; 12-1 PM CT Cost: This one-hour program is accessible to the press and public at no cost, but registration is required. Journalists believe that more facts get us closer to the truth, and that the way to make society stronger is by spotlighting what’s wrong. […]