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M-I Herald-Leader tie for first 1n contest
Nine newspapers received first place General Journal; Jessamine Journal; Appalachian News- Times-Tribune; Commonwealth-Journal,
Excellence awards in the KPA Better Newspaper Express. Pikeville; The Winchester Sun; The Somerset; The Daily Independent, Ashland;
Contest, including a tie between The Messenger- Gleaner, Henderson; and the Kentucky Kernel. Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville; Paducah Sun;
Inqurier, Owensboro, and the Lexington Herald- University of Kentucky . (‘ollege Heights Herald, Western Kentucky
1 Leader in the Daily ClassBdivision. Other newspapers honored included: The University; and the Williamson (W.Va.) Daily
The awards were handed out during the 2000 Fulton Leader; Hickman Courier; Springfield News.
Summer Convention in Owensboro on June 16. Sun; Citizen Voice & Times, Irvine; Corbin News- (A complete list of winners is in the contest tab
Other first place General Excellence winners Journal; Anderson News; Georgetown News- that's inserted in this issue and can also be found on
included: The Spencer Magnet; Laurel News— Graphic; Shelbyville Sentinel News; Corbin our web site at wwuukypress.com.I
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e10 to sell Kentucky pape s W; nm n g ideas
By LISA CARNAHAN Belo, the company will also sell a 55““, .; _ 5,
KPA News Bureau third daily, the Bryan-College If jmr “Mi":
Dallas-based Belo Corp. Station(Texas) Eagle. Burl Osborne, . :ggf-{L‘S‘f 7 , w ejgi
announced June 27 that it plans to president of Belo’s publishing divi— 5" fl ...-‘ii§:3:- ”W“
sell its eight Kentucky newspapers, sion, said while the newspapers are ‘ , i g iv. a it
including the dailies, The recognized as among the best com- f ‘1, ’ .m ‘ ‘1:
Messenger-Inqunier, Owensboro, munity publications in this country, 5' .3 F ‘ ‘3‘” e‘”
and The Henderson Gleaner. they “do not fit well” with the com- 1 ,1“ 5 WW ., fig
Also included in the sale are the pany’s strategy for the future. A - ‘ ‘ - e‘ y
weekly newspapers the company Ed Riney, publisher of The 5 12% é - : _ FA 44 ,2}
purchased three years ago, the Messenger-Inqurier and District 3 ; * .~ - } ‘ i§£ «5‘
McLean County News, Franklin KPA boardmember, said his employ— a . fife! ‘ {$.3- I. ' .A 1"}
Favorite, Union County Advocate, ees had typical questions after the i”? 3* e53» if.“ 5» i I "" 5 igflgfir
Benton Tribune-Courier, Cadiz announcement was made: mostly -" ’ g»; J 1 i '- ”wag
Record and Eddyville Herald- concerning benefits and staffing. ‘ " ,_ « "ie .1, 2;?
According to a release from See BELO, page 3 ‘ "1 a ,1, film" W“
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M-I marks 125th anniversary ‘ . - .
The KPA Advertising Division .
By KARLADOOLEY Riney. “To be around for 125 years Sponsored 3 3955i°"_ at the ' g
KPA Contributing Writer recognizes that we’re fortunate 2000 Summer Convention that . f;
The rich history of the enough to be in a community that mV'ted ad reps to bring 'n_the"’ _ }{_Q W
Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer’s recognizes and appreciates the kind best revenue generating ideas ' ; Vf
presence in the community was the of newspapering that we do.” “-3 compete for prize money. 5, in; 9:;
focus of a large-scale birthday cele- SO on June 1, exactly 125 and a F'rSt place ' Teresa Revlett, ii Age naive
bration last month. half years from the date of the McLean Co. News’ second ' ' ‘1 Q3
“We really wanted to involve the paper’s fiFSt publication. the polace - Faye Murry, ”(Ta-«iii “i5: _.
. ,, . . RSARY a e 4 wensboro _ Messenger- my - . x 5;,-
community, said Publisher Ed See ANNIVE , p g lnquurer; and third place (he) _ ”“wa ‘3; -.

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K t k 1 . th ‘
i ' News Photogra hers Association. Journal. She succeeds Chuck Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
amp e sv1 e paper P . _
_ “I love my JOb here at the paper Clark, who is now working as an
loses McKinney; local and I love this community,” he 358W“ managing editor at The Lee named sales manager
‘ ‘ said. “The opportunity to teach IhdlahaPOhS Star. 9 , ,
chamber honors RoBards journalism full-time at Porter, 40, has worked for the at newspaper s printing
Stan Iv‘chiany, news editor of CampbellSVllle UanCTSity, though, paper Slnce.19835 WherhShC be‘gan ‘ . V 11 h. w
the Central Kentucky News-Journal was one I COUIdh’t pass up.” 35 a para—$5318 EDP}? sdbltor‘ Sibnce company9 OWC 1r
~ ~ .- , . , , , ‘ , anuary ,se a eensuur- ‘ .
in tampbellsvrllc, has announced The local chamber 01 commerce ban editor. E15 Cthf photographer
plans to leave the paper m August recently named Richard RoBards, A d ' t) fth U , , "t f 1;
to become an assistant professor at publisher of the Central Kentucky . ‘ gra ”fl L 0 e “WU,“ y 0 Mark Lee has been named i'
Campbellsville University. News-Journal, Member of the Year. L()UISV1ue’.hhe began workingfor sales manager 0f Pacesetter é
McKinney has taught part-time RoBards was managing editor of The Logiswlle Tlmeh assha full-time Printing, a company that had been 0
at the university since 1987, and in the paper from 1979 to 1986, when €01).th It}? in .1984‘ e went to housed at the offices 9* the n
T) 'h' I ' d f 'd' ‘t f ‘_ 1 ‘ .' . , ) a reporter and later asslstant edi- The paper has announced plans to V
(M 1m, awar or d June pro eb worked for papers in Springfield t Sh) - - >d thi ,t d )‘k f , d
sors. He has spent almost 25 years and Mt waghm rton or. L Jmm .t "m ro (h Ohd expand Pacesetter and take the .
in the news business and has been ( i l g, - ylear as faIn (:SSlStant editorhin printing company outside the l
, .- . .. . :L i >2Y3,ten .x'~ « "‘ht 'llb* ’ a
news editor at the News-Journal ( argc 0 n iana covuigt paptrs offices, mek“ t a W1 (
since 1980 Porter, Morgan promOth m‘weghhafik t" Neighborhoods. d overseen by Lee. t
‘ I. . “i .‘tecommunityan Lnb' ) N) F d)-
In addition to a number of com- . L . “03W . . Le ecamc a cw 4” 3 V”
munity service activities and at The COUfler‘Journal IS a native, said Bennie I‘yory, tising representative in 1973 and c
awards McKinney is also a past Jean Filiatreau Porter is the Executilye edifiorkofthe flap?” She; has gone Oh to hold POSitiOhS 35 I
regional director for the Kentucky new metro editor of The Courier- been t roug t e ran S ere an advertismg manager at the New
as performed above and beyond in Era, Fort Campbell Courier, Fort ‘
________' I ‘1 I< t k P __._..__.. her duties. _ Campbell Military Guide, Channel 5
16 en uc y ress J Amitger 11;”:er Couriter— One Magazine and Shopping Bee. "
ourna e1 or 00 5 re or er, ' t ' ' '_ ‘
The Kentucky Press (lSSN-(X)23-0324)ispub- District 13 Veda Morgafi succeeds Poster as He has been 1“ the phnhng bus‘
lished monthly by the Kentucky Press Glenn Gray, Manchester Enterprise b b d. ’ M 3‘; h “ ness for the Dashll years. . .
Asstx‘iation/Kentucky Press Service, Inc. S“ ur an e ltor. organ, , as The move Wlll allow the prlnt-
Periodical—class postage is paid at Frankfort, District 14 been at the paper Slhce 1994' She ing company to meet a full range of t
KY.40601.Subscriptionpriceis$8peryear. David Thomberry,Commonwealth-Ioumal had be?“ an aSSIStant suburban printing needs. Pacesetter has a
Postmaster: Send changeofaddress toThe editor smce last year and has also sales and production office in
Emil] fifafiifiafilflifle DistrictIS—A covered,education for The Courier- Princeton through The Times 1
' ' ' ’ Don White, Anderson News Journal 5 metro. desk. . Leader. ’
Officers and Directors Before coming th The Courier- The paper has also added to its ‘
Kentucky Press Association DiStfiCt 15-3 Journal, she worked In news at The ranks a new photographer, Danny ]
John Nelson, Danville Advocate—Messenger Reno (Nev) Gazette—Journal. Vowell. i
Prehdehh I Vowell, 26, succeeds former ‘
“"53 Re‘leh'MCLeah County News State “Large Former Kentucky Sports New Era chief photographer Peter ‘
Tony Maddox, Henderson Gleaner ~ - - - 1
President Elect . Wright, who died in May of compli-
Marty Backus, Appalachian News Express Sharon Tuminski Winchester gun Editor named to pOSt cations from cancer. A 1997 gradu— l
‘ ’ ‘ Fl (1 T U - ate of Murray State University, .
PastPresid-ent . Tim Hurst Benton Tribune-Courier at or] a lmBS- nlOn Vowell had been a stringer for the
Tom Laudill, Lexrngton Herald-Leader ‘ ’ Dean Rock, former sports edi- paper for the past 6 months.
Vice President Taylor Hayes, Kentucky New Era tor for the Georgetown News- . . ’ ‘
Dave Eldridge, Jessaminelournal Graphic-ha become the youngest Wilklns takes over edltor S ‘
Associates Division sports editor in an NFL market. At . ' ‘
Treasurer Armando Arrastia, 31, he has been named Sports edi— post at Oth CO Tlmes
DaVid Greer/The KentUCkY Standard, Kentucky Departmentof Education tor of The Florida Times-Union, a . . . .
Bardstown ( . . . Don Wilkins IS the new editor
238,000-c1rculation newspaper in Th Oh’ C T'
Advertising Division Jacksonville F13. 0f 9 ‘0 minty ‘m‘FS News-
Districtl . Elaine Morgan, Owensboro Rock has also been sports edi- He succeeds Dave McBride, who >
Alice Rouse, Murray Ledger&Times Messenger-Inquirer tor at The Shreveport (La) Times had been editor for 30 years.
and at The Spectrum in St George Wllkms’ a graduate Of Western‘
Districtz News Editorial Division Utah He also s ent a ear-workin’ Kentucky Universrty’s School of
Jed Diningham. Dawson Springs Progress Chris Poore, Lexington Herald-Leader ' . p y 1 3 Journalism, has worked for the
at The Courier-Journal. Rock grad-
District3 Joumalism Education uated in 1991 from the College of See PEOPLE, page 10
University of Kentucky
W . . Deaths
Charlie Portmann, Franklin Favorite General C 0 un set S
n 0 I .
District 5 Jon Ffifizkseggtr‘tld Kim Greene
' garisggefrfihe Kenmd‘y Standard, Anna F. Gilbert Gilbert was also known for her civic
Kentucky Press Association Anna F. Gilbert, 80, a former activities. 'She and her husband,
District6 Kentucky Press Service Staff reporter and editor at two eastern Roy Earl Gilbert, who died in 1990,
DOTOthY Abernathy; Oldham Era David T' Thompson’ Executive DireCtor Kentucky newspapers’ died at her Were inVOlved in the Boy SCOUtS.
District? Bonnie Howard, commute ' home on May 17' She also volunteered as a sign-
Kelley Wamick,Gallatin County News {fa Cgmfisgzgmaiggm Gilbert spent much Of her language interpreter at Maysville
' [28;ng R, ch/MarietingCoordinator career of over 25 years at The Flf'St Presbyterian Church and at
District8-9 DavidSpen’cer NewMediaAdministrator Ashland Daily Independent and trials involvmg hearing-impaired
Ken Metz,BathCounty News OUflOOk Sue Cammack, Administrative Assistant The May sville Ledger- Vlcumh'
. . - ~ Independent. Before she retired 1n Gllbert was also an emergency
Districtlo-ll BuffySams,BookkeepmgAssxstant 1982 h k d d' d' It h . _ d h
P , Ash! dDail Ind dent Rachel McCarty, Advertising Assistant , s e wor e as an e itor at me ica ec nician an gave muc
Jerry mmgtm an y HollyStigers,TearsheetCooi-dinator the Adams County Public Defender of her time to the Maysvrlle
Districtlz Karen Martin, [NAN AccountExecutive in West Union, Ohio. Chapter of the American Red
Stephen Bowling, Jackson Times Tina Shryock,INAN Bookkeeping Assistant A Mason County native, Ms. Cross.

 The Kentucky Press, July 2000 - Page 3
‘Coaching ’ one of the keys for a successful staff
and teamwork, plus fostering an office, in sales meetings or other numerous. Coaching the individual
0 ' __ open door attitude to give support group dynamics, in the field, and, of calls for personal contact.
Marketing fl and encouragement to your sales course, one on one. On a daily basis, with all the
Tips 1;: : team. “Coaching" is not talking to “Coaching” or opening that two demands on your time, personal
as; ‘ your staff. Rather it is a two way way dialogue with your sales staff contact with your staff can suffer.
—_ g, 3.. dialogue or discussion looking at involves three action components - It's important to remember that
’ S§i performance, identifying perfor— preliminaries (listening), probing your personal COMB“ With your
By Chuck Nau e mance obstacles or problems, and (asking), and feedback. Staff members iS vital to them.
developing solutions and action Preliminaries are typically ice Personal contact conveys a sense Of
“How Am I Doing. Coach?” steps. breaker in nature and help to put importance, and with the personal
Remember those moments earlier Coaching helps to clarify goals individuals at ease. They also open contact comes a sense of identity
in your life, when you may have and priorities; minimizes misunder- the conversation to a give and take ("congratulations on your sale ‘
asked that question or a similar one standings; increases the sense of by identifying the reason or goal for to........").which in turn is an entree
ofa teacher, friend, or confidant. In teamwork through involvement in the meeting. Probing works to nar- {9’ 905m“? reinforcement and "uh
many instances, those QUCSthDS planning, problem solving, and row the focus, reviewing the situa— “dual motivation.
were being 38de to open a tWO way increased responsibilities; and tion, identifying the problem and its Coaching affords you the oppor-
dialogue, and gather some outside develops creativity and innovation potential impacts, eliciting staff tumty to listen, and fosteran
information to confirm that your while enhancing productivity. input and ideas, and encouraging atmosphere 0f open communication.
, assessment of your current situa- All of your staff, both those who staff to develop and review various Your salespeople are het the only
tion was accurate. are performing well and the rook- solutions. Feedback helps to rein- ones to benefit from coaching ”‘5'

Are you being asked these same ies, those who are anxious to move force new learning, develop and temng" You also get the benefit 0f
questions today by your sales staff? to a position of increased responsi- find consensus on needed action free information Wh’Ch’egem’ has
How are they doing, coach? bility or have performance related steps, and reinforce your confidence the added benefit 0f building your

“Coaching” or conversations issues will benefit from coaching. and support ofthe plan. sales team. .
with your sales staff are important Remember, too, that coaching The need and benefits for COBChmg gives your salespeople
as you develop a concept of team occurs at a variety of times, in the coaching on a one on one basis are See COACHlNG. page 1‘

B 610 “Our news and advertising opportunities are dictated by the CNHI buys
community and our readers...so we’ve always felt and operated
Continued from page 1 like the community is our boss. We intend to continue that, no 1 7 Th
matter who the owner is.” O I I Ison

“The real answer to those ques- __
tions right now is ‘we don’t know,”’ Teresa Revlet t .
said Rine . “It’s a valuable to ert
with lots if journalism integg-it)? and General manager, McLean County News/KPA President new Spapers
I think lots of newspaper companies _______————————————-—-—-— Community Newspaper
WI“ be interested. 1.3810. has hlgh (WFKN) and a weekly in Portland, optimistic about the sale. Holdings, Inc. lCNHll has
standardsand we ".‘amtamed those. Tenn, were sold to Belo in 1997 by “I'm not worried about who will reached an agreement in princi-
Our goal ‘Slf’ continue busmess as Walt Dear. buy us...that it won’t be a quality ple to acquire 17 daily newspa—
usual, prov1d1ng good serv1ce to our Austin said Dear was distressed buyer,” said Revlett who serves as pers and other related publica-
readers and advertisers and caring to learn ofthe impending sale. this year’s president of KPA. “I tions from Thomson for $455 mil—
fe’ 0“? employees as we“; “I think Walt felt as if he hand- think there are plenty of good own— lion.

Belo also announced It plans to picked the Belo Corporation to be ers out there that would be happy to The Birmingham, Ala-based
sells lts interest In the Dallas his successor,” said Austin. “At that have a quality newspaper. As long company will add to its newspa-
Mavericks basketball team and the time, he and Belo thought it would as we produce a good newspaper, it per holdings in Georgia, Indiana
sports arena where the team plays. be a long-term relationship. But, doesn’t make a whole lot of differ- and West Virginia. and enter the ,
According to the company‘s press things change and business ence who the owner is. We work for market in Maryl; nd when the
release, the sale 0f the three. daily changes. It just didn’t work out the the communities. Our news and transaction is completed.
newspapers {5 expected to hung at way either side expected.” advertising opportunities are dictat- CNHI owns 11 papers in
least $110 ""1110“ 1“ after-tax pro— Austin said the sale is expected ed by the community and our read— Kentucky. With properties in 23
ceeds. The company’s StOCk closed at to be competed by the end of this ers...so we’ve always felt and operat‘ stateS, CNHI owns more daily

» $16-56 the day the impending sale year but added he “wouldn’t be sur— ed like the community is our boss. newspapers in the US. than any
was announced, UP 12-5 cents. prised” ifit was finalized by Oct. 1. We intend to continue that, no mat- other publisher. After the

Whether the Kentucky proper- Belo has hired a national bro- ter who the owner is.” Thomson acquisition, it will oper-
ties Will remain a 87'0“!) is one ofthe kerage firm, Dirks, Van Essen & Revlett and Portmann echoed ate 109 daily newspapers with a
main QUBStiOHS surrounding the Murray of Sante Fe, NM, to handle similar sentiments concerning the combined daily circulation of
sale. the sale. Belo ownership. about 1 million, and more than

“It’s my understanding they Charlie Portmann, editor of the “It’s been a wonderful company 250 non-daily and speciality pub-
(the eight Kentucky papers) are Franklin Favorite, said the weekly to work for,” said Revlett. “I didn’t lications.
available together or separate,” said papers are hopeful they can remain think it could get any better than Also, Gannett has announced
Riney. together as a group. working for Walt Dear, but benefits it would pay $1.125 billion for 21

Steve Austin, publisher 0f the “That’s our hope...but there’s no were great and we've maintained Thomson newspapers in
Henderson Gleaner, said any grouP- guarantee,” said Portmann, KPA that community connection.” Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio,
ing of the papers would be dictated Boardmember for District 4. “It’s my Portmann said one of the Wisconsin and Utah.
by the buyer. understanding we’re available biggest benefits of corporate owner- These two deals Will largely

“Right now I’d say it’s 50-50 that together or individually depending ship was in buying power. complete the plan Thomson
we’ll stay together,” said Austin. on the price, Since the sale to Belo “We had really good buying announced in February. At that
“There are some parties interested three years ago, the weeklies have power, able to negotiate for better time the company said it intend—
in both the dailies and weeklies, operated under the umbrella of the newsprint and office supply prices ed to sell its newspaper opera-
some that are interested in only the Henderson paper. We have central and other major expenses like tions, with the exception of its
dailies and some just the weeklies. I accounting, circulation, etc. pressroom supplies,” said flagship property, The Globe and
think it could go either way. It’s According to Steve ( Austin) we Portmann. “Belo was a good compa- Mail in Toronto, .Ontario, in order
going to be decided strictly on the have good books and we’re good ny. I’m going to hate to leave it. But to focus onselling professnonal
bids and how the buyers look at it.” properties so hopefully we'll be sold like any sale, it could get better - or, and finanmal information ser-

The Henderson Gleaner, the to a good corporation.” it could get worse. We’ll just have to vices, which already make up the
Kentucky weeklies, a radio station Teresa Revlett, general manag- wait and see. For now, it’s business majority of the company's opera-
that’s part of the Franklin operation er of the McLean County News, is as usual.” tions.

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Bench, press Follow these tips for better photo use
' o o ,. or has good color. Photos should be meaning and con- S
I I leetlng held D3519" ls ” was; judged using the same journalistic text if the tank is heme
o standards used in evaluating sto- cropped out. ,.
° ' Everything ‘ f ries: Does a photo tell the story or 9. Edit and i. 3 'T’I-V "‘” .
‘ t0 dlscuss alr __._________. 7g" an important aspect of the story? Is crOp photos first, «a. ’ .' 1
, “mandating" , it clear what’s going on in the before a page or .. '
o w... photo, and will it remain clear story is dummied.
dlfierences Look at a page of any newspa~ after it’s been sized and cropped? Each page should
per any day and the odds are the Does it meet minimum technical have a lead. and in most cases that
By LISA CARNAHAN dominant visual element will be a standards for reproduction? lead 31‘0““! be a dominant photo.
KPA News Bureau h t h S there are a h- 3. Keep in mind the Three [’3 10. How do you create a domi-
A meeting of Kentucky judges P 0 ograp ‘ “1.1” gr p I f - h 9 M k ' , b'
. . . . me that sometimes get top play. ‘— n ormation, Interest and nant P “9- a e sure u 8, lg
and journalists yielded a lively And sometimes typography is the Impact. A good news photo conveys enough —— in the case of a horizon- he,
discussion Of the differences and largest element But photos most information, is interesting and has tal photo at least four columns
misunderstandings between the often are the largest item on a impact. wide; in the case Of a vertical at cer
two groups. ' page. 4, We want the reader to stop least three columns wide. These for
The 88881011. sponsored by the We need to know how to use to look at the photo and outline and should be considered absolute min- de]
Administrative Office of the photos well. Many of us don’t. then read the “017- Keep in mind imums, but don’t hesitate to 3° big- qu1
Courts and the University .Of Years ago when 1 redesigned that photos can often convey a ger. Secondary art should be half use
Louisville Center for .Humanities the Kalamazoo Gazette, I asked "100d or feeling, sometimes on a the size or the dominant art in area fer
and CIVIC Leadership, brought Scott Harmsen to help me prepare subliminal level, almost instantly 80 it doesn’t compete for readers’
together nearly 20 md’v’du?“ the section on photography for the and With impact great enough to attention. d0i
from each group, all representing G az ette’s style guide. shape public perception. 11. Remember that it’s always is
the Bluegrass "3810‘? Of the state. Scott was the resident photo 5. Pictures should be sized and better to run one PhOtO large and c.01
The May 25 8883’?!” held at guru at the Gazette and I knew cropped 80 that information, mean- well than to run 10“ 0f photos wk
Easter“ Kem‘mk.” U.““’e"‘ty’ was he’d provide us with just the infor- ing and context are enhanced when ma“- . . fro
part Of a continumg effort to mation we needed. Scott’s informa- the reader sees them in the paper. 12' G°°d “OPP‘Qg m" enhance
mm the. ”13“?“8‘“? between tion _ occasionally in abbreviated 6. Every face should be at least a Photo by making.“ as large and th.
judgesaiid journalists b3! allowmg form -- has since found its way the size Of a dime. Most people Will as powerful as possible. tio
9?“ 3‘49 F0 9‘91““ the" 3°” and into eVery one of my clients’ style not be easily recognizable unless 13' on“ ’3 g°°d c”? has bee“ 99
air the irritations felt when work~ guides their face is at least this big. This made, then work out a layout that ha
ing With theother. _ Here are some of Scott’s more means a shot with lots of people is plays off the photo effectively. wl
. One topic that received much important points: going to have to run very large When cropping, don’t amputate th
discussmn was off-the-record com- Photographs should work in before we can even begin to tell body parts, force photos to fit awk- bri
merits or conversations between tandem with stories to provide who they are. If you don’t have ward shapes or predetermined b
the two parties. While several news for our readers. Pictures much space for photo display, holes, or changethe meaning ofthe e
reporters in the audience said should always be used in an honest choose a photo that can be sized photo by lopping off important sh
such arrangements were crucial manner keeping in mind our read- and cropped and still have recog- information. . .
in order for them to understand ers should know what they see and nizable faces. That’s a baker’s dozen — tips If
sometimes complex cases or rul- read is the truth. This package also 7_ You should be able to tell that will help you display photos fe‘
ings, some judges m the audience should be interesting informative what is going on in the photo at a better. , _ w’
sa’d they had been burned by and have impact , glance. A good photo is easy to And give your readers a b“ m
reporters not honoring the General guidelines: read. It presents information free extra as a result. 1 va
arrangement. These same judges 1' Pick only relevant photos to of clutter and distraction. Again, Thanks, Scott. 1 _ I"
said their usual course of action accompany stories. Photos must make sure the photo is run big . (Edward F. Henninger l8 an go
was to “Gt only cut Off contact provide information about the enough so that the readers can see independent newspaper consultant
With the reporter m question, but stor not mere] serve as decora- what’s going on and the director of OMNIA er
media'in general. _ . tionyiin the p a ge.y 8. Don’t crop a photo so that Consulting iri Rock Hill, SC. You th
Misquoted or inaccurate mfi‘w' 2. Select photos that are repre- the meaning is changed or lost. A can reach mm at 803"” 1332.2 ’ :0
mation Pimted or bfroadcdast a 83 sentative of the story. Don’t pick a photo of a Chinese dissident trying fax: 303'32 7'3323' e-marl: 1’
was a main concern or 3” ges an photo just because it’s interesting to stop a tank with his body loses goZomnza@aol.com) ex
something that caused them to nc
have a negative image of the "' "'"" '"""" ' ' ' " h d m] d(
press. ' t e news team. foun ation was b ' t 125 years ago.” m
Judges also expressed concern Annlversary At the same time the street fair The paper was founded by Lee w
over headlines that don’t accu- was happening, advertisers and Lumpkin in 1875 in the form ofThe tk
rately reflect the court proceeding local officials were taking a peek at Examiner. In the first issue of the
or in some cases, don’t even match Continued from page 1 an exhibit the paper unveiled at the new publication, Lumpkin pledged tl
the story. The use of emotional Messenger-Inquirer began the party Owensboro Area Museum of Science “to aid in disseminating truth and
words in both print and broadcast by rolling out a 32-page tabloid spe- and History. intelligence in persuading the mass-
reporting was also a topic of com cial section commemorating the To make the exhibit come to es to be true to their country and
tention. day. It Sponsored a chamber of com- life, Embry said the Messenger- just to their fellowmen.”
One of the chief irritations of merce breakfast, complete with a Inquirer had employees on hand to Urey Woodson was editor of the
many reporters revolved around display of famous front pages and demonstrate how some of the past Messenger from 1880 to 1929, when ~.
deadlines and accessibility to held a catered luncheon for the and present equipment works. it was sold to the Hager family, who 1']
information. A new intemet—based paper’s ISO-member staff, who par- The exhibit runs through Aug. already owned the Owensboro l
program called “KyCourts” could ticipated in a contest to identify old 31 and features reproductions of Inquirer. That family maintained l:
help alleviate some problems but photos of longtime employees. two newspaper workstations —- one ownership of the paper until 1996. i3
reporters emphasized the need “People loved it,” Marketing and from the early 19005 and one repre- But though looking back was l
would still exist for a party direct- Community Relations Manager senting newspapering in 2000. important, Riney said the celebra- 5}
1y involved in the case to be avail- Mary Embry said of the contest. Antique presses, as well as old cam— tion was also a milestone that caused l1;
able for explanation and com- “They all laughed and talked about eras, font books, photographs and the paper to look forward, to re—eval- 1
merit. ‘oh, remember when.” aprons are also on display. uate the way it provides services. L
The lack 0f training available On June 2, the whole city was Riney said the historical That lead to a renewed commit- l,
for courtroom reporters and the invited to share a piece of birthday threads that ran throughout the merit to help the paper’s online ser- 3
high turnover in newsrooms W33 cake with the Messenger-Inquirer two-day event were important, since vices grow (and pay). :—
again cited as arguably the num- at a street fair down by the river. that’s where the paper’s heart lies. “Our goal really is for our web- i’
her one reason for inaccurate and The paper also invited attendees to “We’re just temporary stewards site to be the gathering place for the 5-
incomplete court reporting. visit a tent where they could meet of this organization,” he said. “The community,” he said.

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