Where does Generation Z get their news? Has today’s news morphed into entertainment? Kentucky State University will host “Let’s Get (In)formation: Where do you go to get what you know?” that will feature media industry experts who will explore these topics at 10 a.m. April 13 at the Cooperative Extension Building Main Conference Room.
Panelists will include Linda Blackford, education reporter, Lexington Herald-Leader; Anna-Lysa Gayle, reporter, WLKY-TV, Louisville; Laura Glasscock, editor and publisher, The Kentucky Gazette; and Delano Massey, special projects and digital content executive producer, WKYT, Lexington.
Betty Baye, CEO/Founder of Baye Baye Communications and former Courier-Journal columnist, will serve as the moderator of this panel. The panel discussion is an informal event and will involve Q&A and networking where students can chat with experts. The public is invited to this media forum.
Betty Winston Baye, an independent journalist, motivational speaker, and freelance writer, formed her communications business after 30 years with Gannett, including 27 years at The Courier-Journal in Louisville. Her journalism positions include editorial writer, nationally syndicated columnist and reporter. She hosted “The Betty Baye Show” on WYCS-TV and she was a frequent commenter for National Public Radio’s Tavis Smiley and Ed Gordon shows. She is currently an interviewer for The Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project, an initiative of the University of Kentucky’s Office of Community Engagement, UK’s Louie B. Nunn Center of Oral History, and the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. She chairs the University of Louisville’s Joseph McMillan Black Family Conference.
Linda Blackford is a Virginia native who has degrees from the University of Virginia and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has spent the last 18 years at the Lexington Herald-Leader, covering K-12 and higher education, as well as a variety of investigative stories.
Anna-Lysa Gayle is a Howard University alumna. She has been with the CBS affiliate WLKY news since 2014 and she is also the President of Louisville’s National Association of Black Journalists’ chapter. She enjoys telling stories that have a positive impact on the community and people’s lives. Last year, she received an award from the Associated Press for her continuing coverage of a case involving four young men later coined the “misidentified four.” They were arrested and charged with robbing a Louisville woman at gunpoint and later exonerated.
Laura Cullen Glasscock is the editor and publisher of The Kentucky Gazette, and is president and CEO of Gravel Switch Publishing Inc. She has taught writing and journalism at EKU and at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, and since 2008 has been an adjunct journalism faculty member at Kentucky State University. She served for a number of years as secretary of the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She is an occasional panelist on KET’s public affairs program, “Comment on Kentucky,” and is a regular news analyst for WUKY-FM.
Delano Massey is the special projects and digital content executive producer at WKYT. Massey manages planning for WKYT’s website, social media and multimedia content: video, audio, articles, photos and interactive features. He is part of the special projects team, which provides investigative stories on air and online. He is a graduate of Leadership Lexington, the ASNE-API Minority Leadership Institute and he received management training at the Maynard Institute’s Media Academy at Harvard University. Massey is an adjunct professor at the University of Kentucky, and is a co-host on Key Conversations Radio, which can be heard on 107.9FM and WUKY 91.3FM.