Author: David Greer

Colleagues remember Winchester’s Bill Blakeman

The Winchester Sun William S. “Bill” Blakeman, who led The Winchester Sun from the early 1960s through the early 2000s, is being remembered by his colleagues as a man dedicated to journalism who had a great love for the town…

Herald-Leader publisher elected to newspaper group’s board

By Jim Warren, Lexington Herald-Leader Herald-Leader Publisher Rufus Friday was elected Sunday to the board of directors of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association. He was one of six new directors elected at the association’s annual News Industry Summit in Sarasota,…

Nelson wins Smith award for public service

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LEXINGTON — A leader for openness in government and quality in journalism during his career at weekly and daily newspapers will receive the Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism during a dinner in Frankfort Nov. 16. The…

Kentucky newspapers can sponsor their local high school(s) in KHSJA

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Again this school year, Kentucky newspapers can sponsor their local high school(s) in the Kentucky High School Journalism Association. Sponsorship is just $50 per school per school year and allows schools to participate in the annual KHSJA contest and other…

Digital news leader Neil Budde named executive editor of Courier-Journal Media

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Neil Budde, a former editor and reporter for The Courier-Journal and a trailblazer in digital news publishing, is returning to Kentucky to lead the state’s largest newspaper. Courier-Journal president and publisher Wes Jackson introduced Budde to the staff as the…

Courier-Journal Executive Editor Bennie Ivory retires

By Gregory Hall The Courier-Journal After a more than 40-year award-winning newspaper career that began weeks after high school graduation, Courier-Journal Executive Editor Bennie Ivory announced Monday that he is retiring effective Friday.

Civitas Media names new regional business development manager, Middlesboro general manager

John Goodpasture has been named business development manager of the Middlesboro, Harlan and Tazewell newspaper group and general manager of the Daily News in Middlesboro by Michael Bush, President and CEO of Civitas Media. John Goodpasture brings more than 20…