News & Announcements

August 2016

Have you signed up for InDesign training?

August 25, 2016

Do you have staff members who need to learn Adobe InDesign, from the basics to the advanced?

The Kansas Press Association and newspapers in north-central Kansas are teaming up to bring nationally-known newspaper consultant Kevin Slimp to Salina in September to teach basic to advanced Adobe InDesign.

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.

Montgomery Symposium to focus on digital marketing

August 12, 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 but also will provide participants with ideas they can take home and implement immediately.

Young announces purchase of Herington Times

August 10, 2016

The Herington Times, which last week appeared to have published its final edition, has been purchased by Kansas Publishing Ventures.

The newspaper will miss only this week's publication, said owner Joey Young, who announced today he had come to terms to buy the weekly publication from John Roberts of Holden, Mo.

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.

June 2016

Membership category established for online products

June 30, 2016

A new membership category for online only newspapers has been approved by the Kansas Press Association Board of Directors.

The new division of members will be under the Associate Member category. Those who join KPA will have all the privileges under that membership category, but won't be able to serve on the KPA board or vote on issues at the annual meeting.

Harris announces its six papers are for sale

June 17, 2016

Hutchinson-based Harris Enterprises, Inc., has engaged a broker to sell the six newspapers it owns. The company engaged Dirks, Van Essen and Murray, the leading merger and acquisition firm in the U.S. newspaper industry.

Journal-World sold to Ogden Newspapers

June 17, 2016

Nearly 125 years of Lawrence newspaper history will end later this year when the Simons family, owner of the Journal-World, completes the paper’s sale to Ogden Newspapers Inc., a family-owned company based in Wheeling, W.Va.

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