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Kentucky cartoonist contributes to National Newspaper Week

Terry C. Wise, a Kentucky self-syndicated editorial cartoonist, submitted a cartoon for National Newspaper Week and it will be included in the materials. National Newspaper Week is October 4-10 but materials are already in the media packet and available for use. Go to https://www.nationalnewspaperweek.com/ for the complete packet. Here’s Terry’s cartoon submitted for National Newspaper Week. But you don’t have […]

Making some good extra revenue (can you say $6,500 a year?) is as easy as 1-2-5

One day soon, somebody’s gonna contact your office and want to sell their RV or houseboat or a farm or they’re having an estate auction. Maybe it’s a local company looking to place a Help Wanted or they have a service that’s pretty unique and they’re wanting to get the word out. If that happens, and you know it does […]

Newspapers given chance to encourage readers to #MaskUpKentucky

    Newspapers have been encouraged to participate in a Public Service Announcement statewide campaign on getting Kentuckians to mask up. The state prepared a version of its #MaskUpKy campaign for newspapers to use during the campaign. Newspapers have permission from the state to take the PSA as above to local businesses who can add their logo to it or […]

Edison Research looking for ‘County Vote Reporters’ in nearly 50 Kentucky counties for general election vote totals

From Edison Research While you may already be working for us on Election day, I wanted to reach out everyone in Kentucky about openings we have for the General Election on November 3, 2020. Currently, we are looking for County Vote Reporters in Bourbon, Bracken, Butler, Carlisle, Carroll, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Crittenden, Edmonson, Elliott, Floyd, Garrard, Grant, Hancock, Hart, Henderson, Henry, […]

Into the Issues: ‘Get more revenue from your audience’ is new maxim

By Al Cross Al Cross edited and managed rural newspapers before covering politics for the Louisville Courier Journal and serving as president of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is director of the University of Kentucky’s Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, which publishes The Rural Blog at http://irjci.blogspot.com. A new maxim – or is it a mandate? – […]

Sam Draut named editor of The Oldham Era

From the Oldham Era The Oldham Era sports editor Sam Draut has been named the editor for the newspaper. Draut, a graduate of Louisville Male High School and the University of Louisville, has served at The Oldham Era for the past four years as its sports editor. He has been a part of a staff that has won five consecutive […]

School newspapers: A project worth saving

By Charles Myrick, General Manager/Editor, Mountain Advocate Barbourville With the new school year starting for both Barbourville Independent and Knox County Public Schools, a couple of familiar items have made their way back into the fold, pun intended, of The Mountain Advocate. A few years ago, we decided that we would pave the way to offer both school systems a […]

There’s a good reason to tell the stories of harm caused by social media

By Tom Silvestri, The Relevance Project   Tom Silvestri is executive director of the Newspaper Association Managers’ Relevance Project, which advocates for community newspapers. He retired Dec. 31 after 15 years as the president and publisher of the Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch and 42 years in newspapering.  Many of the high-profile battles to rein in social-media giants seem beyond the grasp […]

Washington judge issues nationwide injunctions blocking PMG ‘unlawful’ policies delaying mail

From the Washington State Attorney General’s Office YAKIMA, Wash. — A federal judge in Yakima, Wash., Thursday granted Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s request to grant a nationwide injunction forcing the U.S. Postal Service to immediately halt drastic operational changes. Judge Stanley A. Bastian’s order requires the Postal Service to: • Immediately stop its “leave mail behind” policy, where postal […]

Society of Professional Journalists has updated the Journalist’s toolbox

Society of Professional Journalists has updated the Journalist’s toolboxRecent updates include:• ICFJ: Nine Remote Interviewing Tips for Journalists• Paul Bradshaw: Angles for Your Next Data Story• Surveillance Self-Defense: The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Surveillance Self-Defense guide includes guides to digital security for journalists, including how to use encryption and secure messaging.• Recast Studio Online Video Editor: Recast Studio is a cloud […]


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