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 join AP in the project and KPA became the first state press association utilizing the service. It officially launched in the fall. The Board’s motion included paying for the service for the first 12 months for all members and re-evaluating the project in the Fall 2022. After shutting down its most-used service, the Kentucky Press News Service in April 2020, the Board was searching for a news-sharing service for its members.
There are 96 KPA contacts already signed up and the AP widened its project to include West Virginia newspapers and electronic media stations to share and access Kentucky stories.
If you are a KPA member and not yet signed up for the service, contact AP Regional Director Adam Yeomans at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jennifer Lehman at JLehman@ap.org. The number of KPA contacts in the project (96) mirrors the 99 that were using KPNS during its 11-year run.