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LAWRENCE -- Every member of the Kansas Press Association will have access to coverage of the Kansas Legislature during the upcoming session.
Last year, University of Kansas journalism students supplied nearly 100 stories to the KU Statehouse Wire Service. The wire service then distributed the stories to about 20 media outlets throughout the state.
The 2015 Item Request sheet was inadvertently left out of the dues packets. You may download it here.
We apologize for the error.
It's time for Kansas Press Association members to begin preparing entries for the Awards of Excellence Contest for calendar year 2014.
Newspapers in Kansas are fighting to obtain records on county commission candidates and on marriage license applications.
The Kansas Press Association is winding down the active phase of its project to retrieve the pictures of Kansans killed in Vietnam for a "Wall of Faces" display at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
This past weekend, transparency advocates and Freedom of Information Act bill supporters finally convinced Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) to drop his objections, and the Senate passed the reform bill.
The Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government has named Topeka media law attorney Michael L. Merriam as recipient of the Coalition’s “Above and Beyond Award” for Merriam’s career-long contributions to promoting and defending open government.
The award will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the auditorium on the first floor of the Statehouse.
Scott Wesner and Scott Wood have teamed up once again to buy a Kansas newspaper, this time the Coffeyville Journal.
Last month, they bought the Independence Daily Reporter, following the death of longtime editor and publisher Herbert A. “Hub” Meyer III. Stephen McBride has been named publisher.
Matthew and Crystal Jorgenson are the new owners of the Clyde Republican. They purchased the newspaper from Margene Cash.
DETROIT, MI — The newspaper endorsement: It’s a hardy trademark of election season, a platform for editorial boards to dispense their wisdom, even a source of information for data journalists.
But the traditional endorsement is increasingly being tinkered with—or dropped altogether. Dozens of newspapers have stopped making endorsements over the last two election cycles, often citing doubts about their impact and fears that, in a polarized era, endorsements put the credibility of the paper’s political coverage at risk.
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