News & Announcements

January 2017

KU student legislative coverage about to begin

January 18, 2017
Journalism students from the University of Kansas have begun work and will be uploading stories from the Kansas Legislature this week.

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.”

December 2016

NJ Press Association staves off public notice attack

December 21, 2016

It isn’t unusual for politicians seeking revenge for negative press coverage to retaliate by sponsoring legislation that would eliminate public notice advertising in newspapers. It is unprecedented, however, for the press to openly acknowledge the lawmaker’s intentions and to dub the legislation a “newspaper revenge bill.”

NMA applauds cross-ownership legislation

December 9, 2016

Bipartisan members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced legislation Thursday to repeal the 41-year-old rule preventing cross ownership of newspapers and broadcast stations in the same market.

News Media Alliance outlines agenda for Trump

December 1, 2016

The News Media Alliance this week sent a white paper to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team outlining policy positions on regulations and existing laws that deter investment and limit growth in the news media industry.

The Alliance continues to lead the news sector’s efforts to protect the constitutional right to a free press. That objective also requires government policies that support a vibrant and growing news industry.

November 2016

New overtime rule blocked by federal judge

November 23, 2016

A federal judge issued an injunction against President Barack Obama’s new overtime rule Tuesday, a major setback that delays one of the president’s significant reforms from going into effect next week as planned.

Legacy news brands best way to fight fake news

November 21, 2016

During this election season, Facebook came face to face with a long-known media plague: Fake news.Dozens and dozens of misleading stories about the election and statistics went viral on the platform in the “trending” section.

GateHouse buys Harris Enterprises, five Kansas papers

November 14, 2016

GateHouse Media LLC will acquire the newspapers and most other assets of Harris Enterprises Inc., owner of five newspapers in Kansas, the two companies announced Monday.

The new owner will take over Dec. 1.

John D. Montgomery, currently publisher of The Hutchinson News, has been named senior group publisher to oversee GateHouse operations in Kansas. Montgomery has been editor and publisher of the News the past 10 years. He is a past president of the Kansas Press Association.