News & Announcements

February 2014

Newspaper ads rate highest for trust among consumers

February 28, 2014

Over the past year, newspapers have transformed.

We told the world that we were going to evolve, adapt and remain essential. We have done just that. Not only are newspapers still delivering on that promise, they are thriving as innovation and new ideas drive our success – across all platforms.

Journalism loses another titan: Howard Kessinger

February 22, 2014

Howard Kessinger, long-time editor and publisher of the Marysville Advocate, died of complications of Huntington's Disease Feb. 22, 2014 at a hospital in Lincoln, Neb. He had been fighting the disease for years and had been battling pneumonia the past several days.

Kansas newspaper industry loses four colleagues

February 19, 2014

Two long-time Kansas newspaper editors, Ray Call of the Emporia Gazette and Bob Greer of the Protection Press, died this weekend.

Call, 82, died Friday in Emporia.

Greer, long-time editor of the Protection Press, died Saturday at the Comanche County Hospital in Coldwater. He was 88.

East Wichita News sold; Basehor, Bonner Springs combine

February 12, 2014

Times-Sentinel Newspapers LLC has acquired the East Wichita News, a long-standing monthly newspaper and the newspapers in Basehor and Bonner Springs have merged.

KC Star, Ottawa Herald win Burton Marvin Award honors

February 10, 2014

LAWRENCE — Eric Adler of the Kansas City Star and the staff of The Ottawa Herald are the winners of the 2013 Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award.

The award, given since 1974 by the William Allen White Foundation, is named in honor of the foundation’s first director and a former dean of the University of Kansas School of Journalism & Mass Communications. It was presented Feb. 7 during William Allen White Day activities at KU.

Small town residents count on hometown paper

February 3, 2014

COLUMBIA, MO—Two-thirds of residents in small towns across America depend upon their local newspaper for news and information, according to the National Newspaper Association’s most recent newspaper readership survey.

January 2014

NAA executive says 'creativity' is the word for 2014

January 30, 2014

In 2014, I believe the news industry will be marked by creativity.

I’ve heard this over and over in my conversations with publishers, advertisers and journalists. We’re already seeing big ideas being implemented, and the industry as a whole is eager to collaborate in developing better consumer experiences and more unique product offerings.

Former KU professor to lead Ugandan newspapers

January 26, 2014

Malcolm Gibson, a retired Kansas University journalism professor, is a self-proclaimed “Africanist.” He traveled to the continent in 1969, '71 and '93. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, interviewed Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg and hitchhiked over much of east Africa, finding stories along the way.

KPA endorses letter opposing advertising tax

January 24, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Kansas Press Association has joined 47 other press associations representing daily and weekly newspapers across the country in voicing opposition to an advertising tax proposal, saying it "would severely undercut the economic power of advertising to generate sales and support jobs."

Blackmores purchase Tri-State News in Elkhart

January 23, 2014

Cliff and Carla Blackmore are the new owners of the Tri-State News in Elkhart. They purchased the newspaper from Karen Brady-Toadvine.

The ownership change was effective Jan. 16, 2014.