News & Announcements

February 2017

Are you utilizing free legislative coverage?

February 20, 2017

Journalism students from the University of Kansas have begun work and are uploading stories from the Kansas legislative session in Topeka.

Press freedom: Is America vulnerable?

February 20, 2017

By Benjamin Mullin

Poynter.org

During the campaign and since becoming president, Donald Trump has regularly undermined journalism’s role in healthy democracies.

So says Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, whose organization is gearing up to take on what he calls “a crisis” for press freedom in the United States.

Register today for the 2017 KPA convention

February 20, 2017

It’s time to begin thinking about registering for the 2017 Kansas Press Association annual convention.

Emily Bradbury, KPA assistant director, has uploaded the registration forms and hotel information for the convention, slated for April 7 and 8 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. Hard copies wee mailed this week, and the forms are also appended to today’s Publisher.

Court of Appeals says leased hospital subject to KORA

February 10, 2017

 — The Kansas Court of Appeals said Friday that financial records of a county-owned hospital are subject to the Kansas Open Records Act, even if the hospital is administered on contract by an outside nonprofit corporation.

Nielsen offers perspective on newspaper readership

February 7, 2017

Ever hear the phrase “print is dead”?

Well if you check with almost 170 million Americans, they’d tell you that nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, a recent Nielsen Scarborough study found that more than 169 million adults in the U.S. read a newspaper in a month — whether it be in print, on a website or via mobile app. In total, newspapers reach 69 percent of the U.S. population in a given month.

Day at the Statehouse is Feb. 2

February 1, 2017

Thursday (Feb. 2) is the day set aside for Kansas newspaper editors and publishers to come to Topeka, discuss legislation and have lunch with legislators at the Kansas Press Association’s “Day at the Statehouse.”

January 2017

News, journalism much more than content

January 24, 2017

Media used to be defined by how it was delivered. Print was the OG, and it was a very different product from radio  —  and they were both different from TV. They had different technology, information, advertisers and even applicable law (bad joke: the FCC still prohibits cross-ownership between newspapers and broadcasters because of concerns about monopoly power over information!).

AOE contest deadline extended to midnight Thursday

January 16, 2017

The deadline is almost here for entries in the 2016 Awards of Excellence competition among Kansas Press Association members. Emily Bradbury, director of member services, has been working closely with newspaper editors and advertising managers this past week to facilitate the process.

We need 20 more judges for Nebraska contest

January 10, 2017

While you're preparing your entries for the Kansas Press Association's Awards of Excellence contest, we're busy at the KPA office setting up the reciprocal judging that makes AOE happen.

Day at the Statehouse is Feb. 2

January 10, 2017

We have reserved Thursday, Feb. 2 as the day for Kansas newspaper editors and publishers to come to Topeka, discuss legislation and have lunch with legislators at the Kansas Press Association’s “Day at the Statehouse.”