City Threatens to End Contract With Insight

Louisville Metro Government will cancel its contract with Insight Communications if it can’t reach a new deal over how the cable company operates soon. The city has filed the necessary paperwork to end its agreement with Insight next month unless a new contract is signed. If that happens, the city will look for a new […]

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. […]

Sherman Minton Bridge Basis for Story on Crumbling Infrastructure and Business

The Sherman Minton Bridge is slated to re-open next year. It will end months of frustration for area commuters and business owners. The business angle was among the first local media pursued after the bridge closed. Stories about businesses in Indiana being cut off from their customer base appeared alongside stories about New Albany businesses […]

Gannett CEO’s $37.1 Million Retirement Draws Criticism

Gannett CEO Craig Dubow is stepping down due to medical issues. Dubow oversaw roughly 20,000 layoffs at Gannett media outlets, including the Courier-Journal. That’s a fact several media critics have found particularly unsavory in light of news that Dubow will receive $37.1 million in retirement and disability pay. “…news like this makes you despair,” writes Jeffrey Goldberg […]

WDRB Anchor Apologizes for Gaffe

As promised, WDRB morning anchor Lindsay Allen apologized today for potentially offending viewers with a slip of the tongue that some say was a racial slur. Allen and WDRB news director Barry Fulmer say the morning show host stumbled on the words “at least” while discussing golfer Tiger Woods. However, a clip of the statement […]

WDRB News Anchor to Apologize for Alleged Racial Slur

A local television anchor will apologize on-air Tuesday for offending viewers, though she insists she did nothing wrong. Morning show host Lindsay Allen appears to have said the N word while bantering with a co-anchor after a story about golfer Tiger Woods. An African-American student brought the incident to news director Barry Fulmer’s attention. Fulmer says […]

Beshear’s Decisions on Debates Draw Criticism

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s re-election strategy is drawing increased criticism from political opponents and media outlets. Both of the state’s major newspapers (Courier-Journal editoral, column; Herald-Leader) have written editorials slamming Beshear for skipping a KET debate on education. He has also declined an invitation to appear at an AARP forum. Recently, the governor changed his […]

Obama Speaks to UN on Palestine, Funding the US Solar Industry, Bob Edwards on Today’s Media: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly today as diplomats scramble to craft a deal that would avoid a showdown vote over a Palestinian demand for statehood recognition. The deal reportedly calls for Israel and the Palestinians to begin peace talks towards a two-state solution with Israel accepting its pre-1967 borders and […]

Metro Messenger Publisher Still at Large

The U.S. Marshals are involved in the search for a local newspaper publisher. David Rose financed the Metro Messenger—a free publication focused on good news—through loans from his former girlfriend and business partner, who now says Rose bilked her out of some $20,000. She is suing him. “As far as I knew, the money was […]

Media Controversies Not New for UK

The University of Kentucky Athletic Department is again at odds with the school’s newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel. A Kernel reporter called two walk-on basketball players to confirm they were joining the team. Afterward, he reportedly sought further comment, which UK officials say violates the school media guide. It says all requests for comments from players […]