John Boel Talks About TV News in New Book

For most of 2010 (and the two decades before) John Boel was one of Louisville’s most recognized reporters, anchoring WLKY newscasts and producing investigative reports. He was also one of the city’s most honored—70 Emmy awards, 9 Murrows and 39 first place finishes in Associated Press competitions. That changed at the end of the year. […]

WFPL News Hires New Reporter

Freelance reporter and producer Devin Katayama has joined  WFPL News as a general assignment reporter. His hiring is the third addition to the newsroom since March and is part of Louisville Public Media’s strategic plan to fill the growing void in local news. “Devin’s arrival allows us to deepen local news coverage,” says WFPL News Director […]

Bailey Joins WFPL as Political Editor

Phillip M. Bailey is most recently a reporter for LEO Weekly, where he has established a reputation as an exceptional government, political and investigative journalist.

“We wanted someone with the tenacity to cover stories that often develop slowly, and the ability to interpret complicated and arcane issues in a way our audience can understand,” said Todd Mundt, Vice President and Chief Content Officer. “We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Phillip to the team.”

News 2.0: The Future of News in an Age of Social Media, Part 2

Saturday, January 16, 2010 9pm Producer: CBC News Listen Again For more than a hundred years, the tools of journalistic production – the ability to report, photograph and record events and distribute that material to a mass audience – have resided in the hands of a small group of people who, by convention and by […]

News 2.0: The Future of News in the Age of Social Media, Part 1

Saturday, January 9, 2010 9pm Producer: CBC News Listen Again For more than a hundred years, the tools of journalistic production – the ability to report, photograph and record events and distribute that material to a mass audience – have resided in the hands of a small group of people who, by convention and by […]

The Line on the Survival of Local Newspapers

The financial crisis has pundits weighing in on the future of newspapers. Predictions have ranged from death to better prospects after the country climbs out of this recession. The clamor sent WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer to see how local newspapers are coping. In the press room at The Courier-Journal, there’s the thick scent of ink as […]

Series filmed in Louisville wins duPont Award

A public broadcasting series about health and partially filmed in Louisville has won the prestigious duPont-Columbia University Award. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” won the duPont-Columbia University Award, known as the Pulitzer Prize of broadcast journalism. The series documented health disparities in Louisville between people of different socioeconomic […]

Bill Filed Giving Rights to High School Journalists

Legislators have already begun filing bills for the next legislative session that starts in January. One measure concerns press rights for high school journalists. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Just after finishing his freshman year studying journalism at Western Kentucky University, Josh Moore met with his State Representative, Brent Yonts. Moore told Yonts he wanted state […]