News & Announcements

July 2015

Help us help you with digital tools

July 1, 2015

Despite a plea in the Kansas Publisher and last week's Kansas Press This Week, not a single newspaper in Kansas has filled out a brief survey from the Kansas Press Association designed to identify how newspapers are using new digital tools in their operations.

Smiley, former Stafford publisher, dead at 81

July 1, 2015

STAFFORD — Frank D. Smiley, 81, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Leisure Homestead, Stafford. He was born Dec. 22, 1933, in Stafford the son of Roy Morris and Edith Eugena (Jean) Fletcher Smiley. A 1952 graduate of Stafford High School, he married Marilyn A. Beltz on Aug. 30, 1952, in Stafford. She survives.

Insurance company, KPA settle on damage

July 1, 2015

The Kansas Press Association will be able to install new carpet, replace baseboard and do other repairs in the basement level of the building after negotiations with the insurance company.

Lawhorn named ME at Journal-World

July 1, 2015

Chad Lawhorn, long-time Lawrence Journal-World reporter and columnist, has been named managing editor of the newspaper.

June 2015

Two-pizza press corps at Kansas statehouse needs to grow

June 15, 2015

Last Saturday night at the Kansas statehouse, as the legislature’s agonizing budget deliberations dragged on into a record-tying 107th day of the session, it was Stephen Koranda’s turn to buy pizza for his colleagues in the press corps. The meal didn’t set him or his employers at Kansas Public Radio back too much: It was only “a couple of pizzas,” he said.

New publisher named at Independence

June 12, 2015

Josh Umholtz is the new publisher of the Independence Daily Reporter.

May 2015

Hurry! Viers seminar on Adobe products filling up fast

May 22, 2015

If you or one of your staff members wants to participate in the Russell Viers-led two day training session this summer on the use of Adobe products such as InDesign, PhotoShop, Bridge, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro, you need to hurry. It is filling up fast.

NNA calls for report on quality of rural mail service

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON—The National Newspaper Association has again called for measurement of on-time delivery of rural mail.

Millennials: the myths versus the reality

May 18, 2015

Millennials are a hot topic at the moment, and with good reason. Numbering about 80 million, individuals born between the years 1980 and 2000 are becoming increasingly important to society. Of particular interest is how millennials interact with media and their potential impact on the news market. Most people seem to think that millennials are abandoning print for online publications, but is this really the case?

Senate bill designed to fix email loophole

May 15, 2015

Two identical bills were introduced Thursday to fix the loophole in the Kansas Open Records Act that would allow private email accounts to be used to conduct business without being made public.