Jobe Publishing purchases Scottsville Citizen-Times

By Mary Beth Sallee, Jobe Publishing Inc. Jobe Publishing, Inc., owned by Jeff Jobe, has announced its most recent purchase of The Citizen-Times newspaper, located in Scottsville. Jobe purchased the newspaper from Matt Pedigo, who will remain the newspaper’s general manager and continue covering local news and photographing local sports, as Pedigo has done for nearly three decades. “This paper […]

New job openings; resume block added to

KPA members have posted five new job openings this week and we’ve also added a Resume block for those wishing to share their resumes with member newspapers. New openings in the last 10 days include: • Advertising Sales Consultant – Grant County News, Williamstown • Writer/Photographer/Social Media – Campbellsville University • Reporter – Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville • Reporter – […]

Hunger Action Month coming in September; media packets will be sent soon by KPA

Kentucky newspapers did a tremendous job in 2020 helping to promote Hunger Action Month and the successes from that continue today. There are still examples almost weekly of the communities and organizations around the state helping to end hunger, and much of that stems from newspapers making the public aware of how severe it is, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic […]

After a year ‘off’ because of COVID, press association executives gather for 2021 convention

Former Kentucky New Era news editor, Julia Hunter, conducts session on ‘Philanthropic Journalism and Non-Profit Models’   The directors of 29 newspaper associations from across the United States and Canada attended 98th annual Newspaper Association Managers Convention held last week at The Edgewater Hotel in Madison, WI. The event kicked off Tuesday with a golf outing at Trappers Turn in […]

ISWNE encourages editorial leadership and only gives awards related to editorials

By Al Cross Al Cross edited and managed rural newspapers before covering politics for the Louisville Courier Journal and serving as president of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the extension professor of journalism at the University of Kentucky and director of its Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, which publishes The Rural Blog at, Kentucky Health […]

Google News Initiative offering publishers funding for local news projects

Letter to KPA from Ben Shaw, GNI Innovation ChallengesGreetings I hope that this email finds you well. I have an update that I hope will be of interest to your members. Applications are still open for the GNI North America Innovation Challenge for funding of up to $200,000 on projects from local news publishers. If you’re already familiar with the […]

Thursday’s update on status of JCPA and how you can help

JCPA NEWSROOM REPORT – August 12, 2021 Thursday’s update on the importance of local journalism, the threat posed by Google and Facebook, and how you can take action to support the JCPA   WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Patrick Soon-Shiong, owner of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, joined the New York Times’ Sway podcast to discuss the […]

During August recess, contact Congress members about support for JCPA

From David Chavern, News Media Alliance   A free and diverse press is the backbone of a healthy and vibrant democracy, but local newspapers across the country are under incredible financial pressure and in jeopardy of going out of business. One of the largest problems facing local journalism is that control of access to trustworthy news online has become concentrated […]

Boost ad sales with latest ‘Relevant’ research

By Tom Silvestri, Executive Director, The Relevance Project, sponsored by NAM A new six-part promotional series is available to local publishers eager to tout how newspapers’ multigenerational readership is a lucrative target for advertisers. The promotions are free to use from The Relevance Project, which teamed up with the research firm Coda Ventures, seven newspaper trade associations, and Metro Creative […]

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