Changes are few in KPA News Contest; only two daily divisions will be in place for 2021 contest

In early August, KPA will be sending out access to the 2021 Kentucky Press Association News and Advertising contests. Members will have more than two months — until Friday, October 15 — to gather their entries and submit them for the contest. The contest period will be for all issues published between October 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021. While […]

June 29 approaches and a step closer to normalcy for Open Meetings

Attorney General Advisory says normal Open Meetings operations return when Executive Order expires; but changes made to Open Records laws in 2021 session take effect This Attorney General Advisory is intended to provide public agencies and the general public with updates regarding the Open Records Act and Open Meetings Act following the Regular Session of the 2021 General Assembly. This […]

Attorney General releases form to be filed with LRC as a result of HB312

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has released the form required by House Bill 312 and plans to file the form with the Legislative Research Commission. HB312 required the AG to develop a simple form that the public, and press, will use to request a public record. Legislation passed during the 2021 General Assembly, including HB 312, goes into effect Tuesday, […]

KPA FOI Hotline: It’s there for you so use it

Access to state’s top media attorneys is just a phone call away   It’s been in place since the mid-1980s and it’s one of the more used KPA member services. The KPA Freedom of Information Hotline was created to give member newspapers quick access to the state’s top media attorneys, all at a cost of just a long distance call […]

Nominations due July 19 for Tom, Pat Gish Award for courage, tenacity, integrity in rural journalism

From Al Cross, Director, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues Each year the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues presents the Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, tenacity and integrity in rural journalism, named for the couple who exemplified those qualities as publishers of The Mountain Eagle in Whitesburg, Ky., for 51 years. Nominations for the Gish Award may be made at […]

KPA Central Office to be closed Monday, July 5

The KPA Central Office will be closed Monday, July 5, in continuing celebration of the Fourth of July. The office will be open Friday, July 2, and the staff will return to work on Tuesday, July 6.

Newspaper ad spending extends recovery, magazines lag

By Rob Williams Publishing Insider, June 21, 2021, Media spending continues to recover as the U.S. economy reopens, though publishers are seeing uneven results, according to data compiled Standard Media Index. The data and analytics firm last week said the U.S. advertising market expanded by 56% in May from a year earlier, a bigger gain than 53% for April and […]