Category: Advertising

Postal Service says it will end Saturday delivery Aug. 5; NNA to fight for Saturday delivery of newspapers

Kentucky Press News Service Saying it was tired of waiting for Congress to take action, the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday announced it plans to stop delivery and collecting of letters on Saturdays effective Aug. 5. But packages will continue…

Newspapers charging for online content is growing trend in Kentucky

By Scott Sloan, Lexington Herald-Leader Starting this week, the Herald-Leader and four other Central Kentucky newspapers will charge for unlimited access to their websites, a growing trend as the newspaper industry continues to struggle with revenue declines.

WKU student newspaper, yearbook win Pacemaker Awards

BOWLING GREEN – The College Heights Herald and the Talisman won national Pacemaker awards Saturday (Nov. 3) at the National College Media Convention in Chicago. The national Pacemakers are considered the Pulitzer Prizes of collegiate journalism and are awarded annually at the…

Heartland Publications included in merger to form new community news company

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Heartland Publications, the parent company of six community newspapers in Kentucky, was recently part of a merger that formed a new community news media company called Civitas Media, LLC. Versa Capital Management, LLC, a private equity investment…

Cheaper junk mail? Newspapers decry US Postal plan

The Associated Press, LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Postal Service is proposing to cut its rates for one of the nation’s top direct marketing companies, a move that threatens the newspaper industry’s biggest money-maker: the Sunday advertising bundle. The post office…

Advertising Contest Results Now OnLine

Our apologies!! We extended the entry deadline in the Advertising Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers – 2012 for this year, in hopes the number of newspapers and number of entries would increase. It didn’t have much effect on the contest but…

Warren Buffett is bullish on community newspapers

Berkshire Hathaway Group announced last week that it is in the process of buying more than 60 newspapers from Media General, the vast majority of them community weeklies and dailies. This week, in a memo to editors and publishers at those papers, CEO Warren Buffett…

Courier-Journal unveils new subscription model

By Wesley Jackson, Publisher, The Courier-Journal   For more than 140 years, The Courier-Journal has been the voice for news in Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana. We’ve covered wars, reported on desegregation and busing in local schools, prompted reform of strip mining…