David Thompson

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Times Journal’s KPA intern: From champion athlete to aspiring photojournalist

From the Russell Springs Times Journal   This summer, 23-year-old Hailey Shank, a recent graduate of Campbellsville University with a BS in Art and Mass Communications specializing in Photojournalism, will be interning at The Times Journal in Russell County. Originally from Northern Michigan, Hailey’s passion for sports and the arts has driven her to become a record-setting athlete and an... READ MORE >

Kentucky Tonight focused June 17 show on State of the (News) Media

In its Monday night time slot, Kentucky Educational Television’s weekly Kentucky Tonight focused its June 17 program on the State of the (News) Media. Host Renee Shaw was joined by Al Cross, noted journalist and director emeritus of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues; Jamie Lucke, editor-in-chief The Kentucky Lantern; Rick Green, executive editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader;... READ MORE >

Read any good books lately? Stuart Simpson has and is offering them for Free

Stuart Simpson, former co-publisher of Pulaski Week and more recently co-adviser to The Bridge at Somerset Community College, has retired and is going through the process of cleaning out. As with all who have done that, you find things you don’t need anymore and are ready to part with them. Such is Stuart’s case with several books on photography, the... READ MORE >

Dennis Crump named editor of Adair Progress

Dennis Crump has returned to the Adair Progress as editor. He previously held that post for a short period in 2017. He grew up in Adair County and after graduating from Adair County High in 1975, he attended Lindsey Wilson College there and was awarded an Associate Arts degree in mathematics. In the late 1980s, he served as youth and... READ MORE >

Knox County native actor serving apprenticeship with Mountain Advocate in Barbourville

From the Mountain Advocate, Barbourville   Barbourville native Drew Clavin Farmer, son of Billy Russ and Anita Carr Farmer, is serving an apprenticeship with The Mountain Advocate newspaper over the summer. Drew is a student at The Forest School in Fayetteville, Ga., near where he lives with his parents. Drew is an actor with notable projects to his credit, including... READ MORE >

Missouri Press Association seeks Executive Director

Help shape the future of local journalism Missouri Press Association executive director Mark Maassen is retiring in early 2025 so the association is opening the application process for his successor. Mark is currently serving as president of the Newspaper Association Managers (NAM), composed of executive directors from state, regional and national newspaper associations in the U.S. and Canada. The Missouri... READ MORE >

You can’t be first but you can be one of the top 10!!

If your intent is about registering for the KPA Ad and News Contests, well you can’t be the first but hurry and you can be one of the first 10. We opened the contest portal last Friday and by that afternoon already Denis House at the Lebanon Enterprise and Jennifer Donahue at the Maysville Ledger Independent had taken the time... READ MORE >

The Kentucky Gazette goes old school: Back to Print

And it was founded 237 years ago! By Laura Cullen Glasscock, Publisher and Editor   The Kentucky Gazette has deep roots in the commonwealth. Founded in 1787 in Lexington, publisher John Bradford hand-set type one letter at a time – word-by-word, line-by-line, column-by-column – to print pages, we once were told, on deer vellum. The frontier newspaper was the first... READ MORE >

State Journal under Carpenter Media Group after June 1 transaction with Boone Newsmedia

Boone Newsmedia, Inc., (BNI) and Carpenter Media Group (CMG) have announced future ownership of eight local media companies that had been jointly owned by the two companies. In a series of transactions effective June 1, CMG acquired BNI’s interests in the following affiliates: Bainbridge (Ga.) Media, publisher of The Post-Searchlight Brookhaven (Miss.) Newsmedia, publisher of The Daily Leader Elizabethton (Tenn.)... READ MORE >

Reminder: Nominations accepted for 2024 James Madison Award for First Amendment support

The University of Kentucky Scripps Howard First Amendment Center is accepting nominations for its James Madison Award, which honors a Kentuckian who is a champion of the First Amendment. The center, in the College of Communication and Information’s School of Journalism and Media, is accepting nominations to recognize those whose contributions protect or expand First Amendment freedoms. The nominator must submit a letter identifying... READ MORE >