About Us

John Steuart Curry painting of John Brown in the Statehouse

Kansas Press Association was organized in 1863 to serve, improve and promote the newspaper industry, and to protect the rights of a free press.

Today, KPA continues its efforts by providing newspapers with marketing and educational services, legal and technology hotlines, legislative representation and a forum for the exchange of ideas.

The association hosts conventions, conferences and seminars for the newspaper industry, and serves as a central source of industry information.

KPA represents more than 225 newspapers throughout the state, including 28 dailies, 168 non-dailies, 26 college and high school newspapers and seven Spanish language newspapers.

Our Mission

The newspapers of Kansas unite in Kansas Press Association to preserve and expand a free flow of information to the public; to seek excellence in the practice of the profession of journalism; to serve as a forum for the exchange and presentation of technical and business information; to encourage a flow of career opportunities in all phases of the profession and industry; and to create a community dedicated to the proposition that strong, unfettered newspapers are the cornerstones of a democratic society.

Governing Documents

The Kansas Press Association is governed by its Constitution and Bylaws, which were revised at the annual meeting in February 2018. Click here to download the association's Constitution and Bylaws.

Organizational Chart

Click here to take a look at the KPA's Organizational Chart effective July 30, 2018.

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KPA Board of Directors

Take a few minutes to meet your KPA board of directors.

KPA Staff and Consultants

The staff and consultants at KPA are here to serve you.

Kansas Newspaper Foundation

The Kansas Newspaper Foundation was established in 1982 as the 501(c)(3) arm of the Kansas Press Association, and it serves to receive charitable contributions to advance the educational and benevolent activities of the association and other programs identified by donors. The foundation strives to develop new resources to fund programs that will benefit KPA members and ensure a strong future for the Kansas newspaper industry.

Total value of all KNF funds was $1,012,237 as of June 30, 2018.

A Few of our Members...

The following is a photo gallery of a few of our members. We'll be uploading a number of other pictures in the near future taken at annual convention or by Doug Anstaett as he visits around the state.

Donate to the Kansas Newspaper Foundation

Please show your support for Kansas newspapers by donating to the Kansas Newspaper Foundation via PayPal here.

KNF Board of Trustees

Here are the current members of the Kansas Newspaper Foundation Board of Trustees.

"What We Do Still Matters" video

What we do still matters–Celebrating 150 Years of Serving Kansas Newspapers