News & Announcements

March 2015

SPJ, NFIC join forces, legal war chests

March 23, 2015
The Society of Professional Journalists and the National Freedom of Information Coalition are joining forces - and legal war chests -  to help citizens and journalists fight for public records.
The two groups will band together to help litigants who sue for access to government information.

Register now for 2015 KPA convention in Junction City

March 23, 2015

The early deadline for hotel reservations for the 2015 Kansas Press Association annual convention passed this week.

HB 2237 resembles 'Whack a Mole' game

March 23, 2015

If you ever think you’ve mastered the art of legislature-watching in Kansas, think again.

“What appears to be reality may turn out to be fantasy,” said Richard Gannon, director of governmental affairs for the Kansas Press Association.

Friends, former students seek to endow Eblen scholarship

March 23, 2015

Friends and former students of Tom Eblen are trying to establish an endowed scholarship in his name at the University of Kansas.

Lloyd Craig: 56 years at the Winfield Courier

March 12, 2015
Lloyd E. Craig, 82, publisher of the Winfield Daily Courier, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
Craig was well known on the streets of downtown Winfield, wearing the narrow-brimmed Fedora with which he first came to work, heading for stores or offices to call on advertising customers.

Free legislative coverage: are you using it?

March 12, 2015

LAWRENCE — Journalism students at the University of Kansas have been uploading from two to four stories each day since the Kansas legislative session began for use by Kansas Press Association members.

Public notice bill sent to different House committee

March 12, 2015

For reasons known only to the Kansas House leadership, HB 2237, a bill that would give municipalities the option to run public notices in a newspaper or on a website was transferred this week from Local Government to Appropriations and then to Commerce, Labor and Economic Development.

Sunshine Week is March 15 to 21

March 11, 2015

Make plans now to join news organizations across the country in observing Sunshine Week March 15 to 21.
 
Participate in the discussion about the importance of access to public information and what it means for communities.

Countdown begins for 2015 KPA convention

March 11, 2015
The 2015 annual convention of the Kansas Press Association is just six weeks away, so you should begin making hotel reservations and registering for the conference.

KPA decides listserve best for editorial sharing

March 4, 2015

Enough interest has been expressed in an editorial sharing service through the Kansas Press Association that a new listserve has been established.