News & Announcements

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.

USPS responds to NAA's concerns on rate increase

May 13, 2015

On May 7, 2015, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved the U.S. Postal Service's proposed rate increases for Standard Mail and Periodicals. The new rates take effect on May 31. The PRC had previously approved new First Class rates, which also take effect on May 31.

Are you using the right words? Check this out

May 7, 2015

Are you making subtle but perceptible mistakes in your writing? Suffering from stuff spell check won’t pick up? Are you looking naïve in your pitches and emails?

April 2015

Viers set for Adobe seminar July 16-17

April 30, 2015

Russell Viers has signed up to lead another two-day training session this summer on the use of Adobe products such as InDesign, PhotoShop, Bridge, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro.

The sessions will be July 16 and 17 at the Kansas Press Association office in Topeka.

Lynn elected new KPA president for 2015-16

April 19, 2015

Susan Lynn, editor and publisher of the Iola Register, was elected president of the Kansas Press Association Board of Directors Saturday at the association's annual convention.