Kentucky’s two largest groups now one as Paxton Media purchases Landmark Community Newspapers

Paxton Media Group, based in Paducah, announced Tuesday the purchase of Landmark Community Newspapers LLC, a chain of daily and weekly newspapers based in Shelbyville. The deal, which was finalized this week, includes the purchase of all 46 newspapers in the Landmark chain. Landmark also owns The Cats’ Pause, PLG-TV in Bardstown and Standard Publishing Company in Kentucky. Using both […]

Morehead State to hold journalism camp

‘Power Your Story’ summer journalism camp to be held June 21- July 2 The Morehead Writing Project will offer an online summer journalism camp, “Power Your Story,” June 21-July 2. Students in eighth grade through graduating seniors will be guided through the process of crafting a long-form news story for publication while developing the comprehensive literacy and communication skills essential […]

How local news organizations are taking steps to recover from a year of trauma

We are working on a story detailing how KPA newspapers plan to ‘get back to normalcy’ or what the future holds. Comments from newspapers have been trickling in so we hope to have a better detail on that in the next couple of weeks. By Jane Elizabeth, American Press Institute More than a year after the global pandemic became official, […]

Committee to Protect Journalists launches ‘Police and the Press: What comes next?’ audio feature

U.S. Press Freedom Tracker shows 14 incidents in Louisville The past year saw an unprecedented number of attacks on journalists covering protests in the U.S. The majority of documented cases involve alleged police abuse. What happened? How did we get here? What can be done so it doesn’t happen again? The Committee to Protect Journalists published a new audio feature […]

USA TODAY’s new ‘Never Been Told’ project seeks to spotlight the untold stories of people of color

USA TODAY launched a new yearlong network project last week, “Never Been Told: The Lost History of People of Color,” to elevate, through deeply reported investigative and explanatory journalism, the people, places and ideas that are often excluded from history books. The ambitious project aligns with Gannett’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in its news coverage and initiatives. It highlights unseen, […]