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KPA Winter Convention Cancelled

Based on the weather forecast, the KPA Board just voted to cancel the convention beginning today (Thursday). Please pass along to any staff who might have been coming to the KPA Ad Contest banquet that the banquet tonight and all…

List of winners for both 2015 Contests are now available

The list of winners in the NEWS Contest is now available online at www.kypress.com/newswinners Also the ADVERTISING Contest winners are available at www.kypress.com/adwinners If you are a NEWS contest winner please send your picture to newswinners@kypress.com – feel free to…

Who gets it right? In 2015, I visited a lot of Successful Papers

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I’ve been training and advising newspapers for 21 years, every since Larry Smith asked me to come look over his operation in LaFollette, Tennessee back in 1994. I worked with more than 100 papers in my travels this year, not…

Critiquing Pages; To the readers, it’s almost all about the stories

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In October, I traveled to Albuquerque, where I gave the Saturday keynote address at the New Mexico Press Association Convention. On Sunday morning, I caught a flight to Orlando, where I spoke at an international conference made up of newspaper…

Deadline to enter BOTH Contests is MONDAY!

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The deadline to register AND submit all entries for BOTH of KPA’s contests is OCTOBER 5! Are you registered for KPA’s News and Advertising contests? That is the first step before you can submit ANY entries. If you don’t know, here…

“What I did this summer” by the 2015 KPA Interns

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Each summer, the Kentucky Press Association/Kentucky Journalism Foundation and the KPA Associates Division place a minimum of 24 college students in internship positions with newspapers and Associates members. Students are deployed for 10 weeks to work in the “real world”…

Is on-site training a thing of the past? Two states say, “no!”

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This week ended the “great experiment.” I wondered how many newspapers, if presented with an easy and affordable method of getting on-site training, would take the bait and make a financial investment to bring an expert in to train and…