On Second Thought

‘What I learned from dying’

Dave Taylor is news editor of the Hancock Clarion in Hawesville and is a member of the KPA Board of Directors   By Dave Taylor, Hancock Clarion, dave.hancockclarion@gmail.com Last Tuesday I found out that I...

Former publisher, editor of the Herald-Leader, Tim Kelly passes away at 73

On the KPA Facebook Page, we have a story about the passing of long-time Lexington Herald-Leader editor and then publisher, Tim Kelly. So many former employees and friends commented about Tim in the story we...

It’s National Paste-Up Day! Some have no idea what that’s all about

Today is a special day for those of us who have been in the industry since before desktop publishing. Some newspaper folks today — you young ‘uns — may think newspaper layout and design has...

Nominations due by May 17 for Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism

From the Bluegrass Chapter of SPJ, IRJCI The Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues seek nominations for the Al Smith Award, given annually for...

Obituary: Tim Kelly, retired publisher and editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader

Visitation scheduled for Monday, May 10. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the YMCA of Central Kentucky or by supporting your local newspaper. Retired Lexington Herald-Leader publisher and editor Timothy M. (Tim) Kelly...

Broadband plan would be a win for democracy and J-schools to deliver news to underserved areas

“Individual schools of journalism, as well as state and national associations of schools of journalism, would be eligible to receive federal grants to establish and run nonprofit digital services to deliver local news to underserved...

Courier-Journal, ABC nominated for Peabody Award for coverage of Breonna Taylor

A Courier Journal and ABC News special report about the life and death of Breonna Taylor has been named a nominee for a prestigious Peabody Award. “Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor,” a two-hour joint investigation between...

Nine ways newsrooms can incorporate more audio in their work

Last week, we had an article that the media platform with the highest weekly reach in the United States is audio — https://members.kypress.com/articles/audio-outdistancing-smartphone-apps-and-tv-for-top-content-newspapers-encouraged-to-adopt/ And it ended with the suggestion that newspapers could incorporate “audio” into...

Higher rates, slower service highlights USPS 10-Year plan

By Julia Shurman Julia Shurman is a 2nd year student at University of California, Davis studying English and Political Science. She is a public policy intern with News Media Alliance for Spring 2021. The U.S. Postal...

New Covering Climate Now journalism awards to honor exemplary journalism

Covering Climate Now and Columbia Journalism Review are proud to launch an annual award to celebrate exemplary journalism about the defining story of our time. The Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards will honor journalists from every corner...

Give your advertising some personality

By John Foust, Advertising Trainer John Foust has conducted training programs for thousands of newspaper advertising professionals. Many ad departments are using his training videos to save time and get quick results from in-house training....

Campbellsville students will learn from a legend; Billy Reed to oversee internship programs

One will focus on sports and racism; the other on writing and careers Billy Reed is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame, the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, the Kentucky Athletic...

Despite restrictions on lobbying, access, ‘short’ session spending was second highest in dollars

Kentucky lobbying spending came in second place for an odd-year session in 2021, garnering $7.19 million spent by lobbyists and employers. The highest spending for a “short” session came in April, 2019, as $7.55 million...

Woody and Chloe still get fan mail; this week from a teacher and from a great-grandparent

The pandemic pretty much shut down school operations across the state and without kids in school, we didn’t give a thought to having a Woody and Chloe series available for newspapers to publish. Perhaps when...

‘Audio’ outdistancing smartphone apps and TV for top content; newspapers encouraged to adopt

In 2021, the media platform with the highest weekly reach in the United States is audio. Data published last month by Nielsen revealed that radio — just one component of this medium — reaches 88% of U.S....

Big stories of 2020 drive AP stylebook changes, additions in past year

By Kristen Hare, Poynter Last Friday, AP Stylebook Editor Paula Froke shared the latest updates to the Associated Press Stylebook, the grammar and usage guide used by newsrooms around the United States. Froke shared the...

Congress can help level the field by adopting ‘Journalism Competition and Preservation Act’

An Open Letter from the News Alliance Association 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...

Journalism Competition & Preservation Act needs support as bill’s mark-up nears

JCPA NEWSROOM REPORT – April 29, 2021 An 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...

Emergency Broadband Benefit application to open May 12

Thursday morning, the Federal Communications Commission announced that on May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit. In announcing the official launch date, Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel stated:  “Families in every corner of the country have...

Connect with the community with a weekly publisher’s column

By Peter Wagner Peter W. Wagner is founder and publisher of the award-winning N’West Iowa REVIEW and 13 additional publications. He often is called Newspaper’s Idea Man. You may contact him regarding his programs “100...