Those who would tell you The Lazer is not a ‘legitimate’ news source need to know the facts. We are the second most widely read news source in our coverage area according to Google, behind only a sports site. During the past week we had a story that got 57,000 impressions and a 69,000 post reach. Another story got nearly 40,000 so far.
We are moving past the smears by a few butt hurts, as we offer a veteran staff in Heather Smith, Wade Queen and Bo Brumfield all who have been with us more than five years. And we have added reporter Susan Salyer, a Lawrence Co. native with deep roots in the community, and Grayson girl Lindsy Marcum, a junior at EKU, who is helping build our advertising department.
Board to consider two applications to join as KPA Online Newspapers
The Kentucky Press Association Board of Directors will be meeting Thursday, July 28, in Louisville and has a full agenda on its plate.
Included in the action are applications from two publications applying as “Online Newspaper.”
The two applicants are:
• Linknky (http:www.linknky.com)
• Owensboro Times (http:www.owensborotimes.com)
Two years ago, KPA members voted to extend full member benefits to Online Newspapers. That means those publications are eligible to vote on KPA business matters; eligible to hold office; use the KPA Freedom of Information Hotline; and enter the KPA contests as well as other benefits.
To be eligible for consideration, an Online Newspaper must meet these criteria: