News & Announcements

September 2016

Newspaper Hall of Famer Brown dies in Kansas City

September 25, 2016

Bill Brown, 91, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. A memorial service will be held at St. Peter & All Saints Episcopal Church, at a later date.

Hel was born on Oct. 2, 1924 in Burrton, Kan., and grew up in Halstead, Kan. He was in the United States Army and a veteran of World War II.

Don't miss out! Symposium to focus on digital marketing

September 15, 2016

One of the world’s leading trainers in digital marketing will be the headliner at the Montgomery Family Symposium Oct. 7 at the University of Kansas.

Mike Blinder will discuss trends in the digital arena. He promises participants will get ideas they can take home and implement immediately.

Dronalism: using devices to improve news coverage

September 15, 2016

As floods ravaged Louisiana and claimed the lives of more than a dozen people, it quickly became obvious the situation was dire.

But the breadth of the damage is still hard to picture for many who are on the outside looking in.

Ninnescah Publishing buys Caldwell Messenger

September 15, 2016

Jeff Dafforn and Dave Steffen of Ninnescah Publishing, LLC, have purchased the Caldwell Messenger from Pat Weber.

The purchase was effective Monday.

2016 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Berkely dies

September 12, 2016

Joseph G. ‘’Joe" Berkely, 97, was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., the son of Dr. Joseph G. and Goldye Johnson Berkely. He died Sept. 9, 2016.

As a young boy, Joe was raised on the south side of Chicago, near the shores of Lake Michigan, where his lifelong love of boating and sailing took hold. For protection from the alley gangs roaming the south side, Joe’s father had him take boxing lessons, and he eventually entered the Golden Gloves program.

NAA is now the News Media Alliance

September 7, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Newspaper Association of America announced it has changed its name to News Media Alliance and launched a new website,

The announcement is the culmination of a larger strategic plan to highlight the news media industry’s evolution to multi-platform, digitally-savvy businesses and premium content providers.

August 2016

This is why newspapers continue to be essential

August 25, 2016

By DAVID CHAVERN, Newspaper Association of America

When Louisiana began flooding earlier this month, news coverage was split between the 2016 Rio Olympics and the upcoming presidential election. This was the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy, and you barely saw it on TV or in magazines, or heard about it on the radio.  Even the President wasn’t seen talking about it.

Native advertising not a panacea for publishers

August 23, 2016

I’ve been waiting for this: the leak in the native advertising balloon. Tablets were going to save the news business. Not so much. Paywalls wereour salvation, damnit. Nope. Native advertising is our future. Think again.

July 2016

FAA announces final commercial drone rules

July 24, 2016

Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finalized itsrules on the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) weighing up to 55 pounds. When the rules go into effect – August 2016 – journalists will have clear and streamlined guidance in using UAS (or "drones") for newsgathering purposes across the United States. 

Deadline nears; sign up for KPA online ad network

July 13, 2016

The Kansas Press Association has teamed with its counterpart in Missouri to offer KPA a new revenue stream and member newspapers a chance to enhance their online presence.

The KPA's new Online Ad Network, if all goes according to plan, will debut by Aug. 1, but possibly sooner.