Jane Ashley Pace elected Vice President; Dennis Brown to continue serving as Treasurer

KPA members have voted for the 2022 Vice President and Oldham Era general manager Jane Ashley Pace won the election. She and Dennis Brown, KPA Treasurer from the Lewis County Herald, had been recommended by the Board of Directors. Once recommendations are made, the membership votes on the nominees and one is elected to the position. Dennis Brown agreed after […]

Ricki Pryor selected as chair of News Editorial Division; Chanda Veno to serve as vice-chair

A revitalized KPA News Editorial Division group gathered by Zoom Thursday afternoon, selecting two officers and laying out some ideas for the KPA Winter Convention news sessions. Ricki Pryor, editor the Richmond Register, was selected to chair to group for 2022-23 and Chanda Veno, editor of the Frankfort State Journal, was elected vice-chair. After former division chair Jeff Moreland resigned […]

Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame nominations accepted through January 15, 2022

Nominations for the 2022 Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame are being accepted now through January 15, 2022. The sole criterion for selection is that nominees should have made a significant connection to Kentucky and have been active in journalism long enough to establish that the contributions they have made to the profession are significant. Kentucky natives or journalists who were […]

KyCIR joins KPA’s AP StoryShare; here’s another reminder to sign up for the service if you aren’t

KPA’s newest member service, the AP StoryShare, operated for Kentucky papers by the Associated Press, has gained another member. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, a KPA Associate Member, has signed up to utilize the service to both share its stories and to check out stories published by participating KPA members. The KPA Board voted at its July meeting to […]

RCFP releases annual report on threats to press freedom

Over the past year, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press helped thousands of journalists report the news in the face of increasing threats to press freedom. We’re excited to share this work with you in our newest ANNUAL REPORT. There have been many significant headlines in the past year: a still-raging COVID-19 pandemic, an uncertain economic recovery, a […]

Very Peri: Pantone’s 2022 color of the year is ‘dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone’

Pantone 17-3938: It blends the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red Displaying a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit, inquisitive and intriguing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. Rekindling gratitude […]

When public officials spread health misinformation, be quick to point it out: A tip sheet

By Naseem S. Miller, The Journalist’s Resource at Harvard Kennedy School Health misinformation is not a new phenomenon, but modern-day factors such as social media, in addition to politicization of health and science and the fast pace of scientific development during the pandemic have all made it easier for misinformation and disinformation to spread. People who spread misinformation are not just fringe […]

It’s important to verify videos no matter how challenging it might be

By Samantha Sunne, Reynolds Journalism Institute Videos can present a difficult challenge for verification when you aren’t receiving them from a trusted source. I’m constantly finding and experimenting with new tools for journalists that come across my desk. My current testing table includes API tools, VPNs and a QR code generator. But one task that seemingly every newsroom needs to […]

Five ways to boost holiday subscription sales with timely, themed landing pages and offers

By Bridget Sibthorp-Moecker, TownNews for America’s Newspapers Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Stocking Stuffer sales: it’s the most wonderful time of the year to promote your subscription or membership offerings. Here are five easy ways to get your online offers in the spirit. 1. Create a seasonal landing page just for the holidays Visitors will gobble up your seasonal subscription sales […]