National Newspaper Association Foundation establishes Max Heath Postal Institute

From the National Newspaper Association Foundation A new postal education program from National Newspaper Association Foundation will be named after its longtime mentor and trainer Max Heath of Kentucky. The Max Heath Postal Institute becomes the new umbrella to train newspapers and printers for best uses of the mail in a rapidly-changing postal environment. NNAF President Matt Adelman, publisher of […]

The pandemic may be ‘killing’ the print version but Kentucky’s student publications are evolving

The following article from Nieman Lab earlier this week caught my attention. The headline was straightforward: The pandemic is killing print products at student news organizations With the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association student publications a strong part of KPA membership, I didn’t want to mentally process this story. I thought back to then-KPA President Peter Baniak naming all Kentucky student […]

College Heights Herald ‘evolving in high gear,’ repurposes with great success

From Chuck Clark, WKU Student Publications/College Heights Herald I’ve said it since March 2020: This pandemic has kicked evolution into high gear for all news organizations – and especially college newsrooms. And my view today: That’s not a bad thing. At WKU, we are repurposing the print edition of the College Heights Herald into a monthly newsmagazine that will have […]

Kentucky Kernel remains a weekly; Eastern Progress adapting with online and monthly print

From Tricia Kelley, Eastern Progress Media Network Adviser, Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association Chair We no longer have a student directory at EKU, and we’re currently just hoping people subscribe from our website. Like the Herald, The Progress has decided to print monthly. Our papers will be longer, but content will revolve around a theme and be more feature and enterprise […]

The Northerner nudged toward digital-first; Campus Times may consider online but prefers print

From Michele Day, Student Media Adviser, The Northerner, Northern Kentucky University   The pandemic has nudged The Northerner to a more digital-first approach. In the last year, the editors launched a weekly email newsletter with a circulation of more than 9,000. They’ve gone to monthly print publications with a more magazine approach. These will emphasize enterprise and feature stories. Breaking […]

AP StoryShare is ready to launch

More than 90 accounts already logged, several stories, columns have been uploaded for use The newest KPA Member Service — the AP StoryShare Project — is ready to launch. The “official” date is September 1 but wanting to make sure copy was available as newspapers signed on, project manager Larry Rosenthal has already coerced content from KPA members. So it’s […]

Mark your calendars for ‘Making Sense of the Census’ training on September 16

We will keep reminding you of this special training on the U.S. Census data until it’s time for the event Thursday, September 16, 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central There are so many potential stories about your community that can come from the Decennial census but the problem often is knowing how to access the information, what it means and the […]

Hutcheson to serve as interim communications director of Kentucky Baptist Convention

By MARK MAYNARD, Kentucky Today LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – A longtime Kentucky journalist and former managing editor of the Western Recorder has been named the interim communications director for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Chip Hutcheson will begin his new duties with the KBC on Sept. 1. He has worked with the communications department for the past two years. He replaces […]

We’ve quadrupled the newspaper registrations for the KPA contests

But when you start with three, four times that isn’t major news. Last week, we begged, pleaded, requested newspapers to get registered for the KPA News and KPA Advertising contests. After all, the registration part had been opened almost a month and yet only three papers had registered. Thankfully, you responded and we sped from three to 12 newspapers in […]

Report for America opens applications for newsroom partnering; deadline is Sept. 30

From Report for America.org   Report for America has announced that applications are now open for news organizations interested in partnering to host emerging and experienced journalists in their newsrooms for up to three years, beginning next summer. Report for America is a national service program that places talented journalists—corps members—into local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities. Through […]