AP StoryShare launches with 96 accounts and 43 stories, photos posted

KPA’s newest member service, AP StoryShare, officially launched September 1 and is now available to use for those newspapers who have established an account. So far, 96 are listed as contacts for their respective KPA member papers and already, 43 stories and picture are posted for use. While similar to the popular Kentucky Press News Service that was shutdown when […]

News-Graphic’s James Scogin, a KPA Board member, part of creative team for new TV series

A new television series will premiere September 13 and James Scogin with the Georgetown News Graphic gets part of the credit. James, who serves as Digital Media Division chair and District 13 representative on the KPA Board was on the creative team for the series. It’s a “court TV” daytime program perhaps similar to Judge Judy. Relative Justice is a syndicated, […]

We all need some reminders of things on the horizon — contests, Census data training, remembering David Hawpe

It never hurts to remind our members of things coming up so schedules can be confirmed KPA Contests The deadline to enter is Friday, October 15 but before that you have to register to get access to the contest materials. As of this morning, the following had registered: Greenup Gazette  • Springfield Sun • Lebanon Enterprise • Elizabethtown News Enterprise […]

House takes over as general manager/editor of Lebanon Enterprise

By the Lebanon Enterprise   Denis House has been named the new general manager/editor of the Lebanon Enterprise. House comes to the Enterprise from the Kentucky Standard in Bardstown, where he was a reporter since November, 2019. Denis replaces long-time publisher and award-winning editor Stevie Lowery. “I am excited about this new challenge,” House said, adding that he looks forward […]

After 41 years, Jeff Moore hangs up his community news career; Bryan Marshall leaving Grant County News

For the last 41 years, some 36 of those in community newspapers, Jeff Moore has enjoyed a career in community news. Jeff spent five years in radio news and then worked as publisher and editor for a family-owned newspaper for 13 years before moving to the Carrollton News-Democrat. That was 2003 and in that time, he’s been at the News […]

Obituary: Daniel Beavers

Daniel F. Beavers, age 74, of Princeton passed away August 26 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Danny was born on March 2, 1947 in Marion, KY, to the late Frank Eura Beavers and Melva Hazel Beavers. Danny grew up in Fredonia and Princeton, graduating with the Class of 1965 from Caldwell County High School. He went on to […]

Partisan divides in media trust widen, driven by a decline among Republicans

By Jeffrey Gottfried and Jacob Liedke, Pew Research Center | In just five years, the percentage of Republicans with at least some trust in national news organizations has been cut in half – dropping from 70% in 2016 to 35% this year. This decline is fueling the continued widening of the partisan gap in trust of the media. Nearly eight-in-ten Democrats […]

3 ways news organizations can improve accessibility

By Katya Bandouil, Poynter | At least 2.2 billion people worldwide have some kind of vision loss, according to the World Health Organization. And over 5% of the world’s population is deaf or hard of hearing. So why don’t media organizations do more to ensure those people can find, access and share their news? Almost every news organization relies on […]

5 ways to transform education coverage

By Holly Butcher Grant, The National Press Club Journalism Institute | Education reporters have documented the pandemic’s enormous effects on students, parents, teachers, administrators, and their communities. With policies changing quickly, how can an education reporter lift the voices of those most impacted? Speakers from news organizations across the country joined a National Press Club Journalism Institute program recently to […]

Are you telling your own stories?

By Jim Pumarlo, Newsroom Consultant I circulated a column celebrating community newspapers earlier this year in recognition of Sunshine Week. Its publication prompted a few comments. One reader, who hailed from a Minneapolis suburb, read the column in his local paper. He wrote, in part: “I enjoyed the message about the relevance and importance of trained journalists. My issue that […]