News & Announcements

November 2016

KPA legislative agenda includes KORA cost control

November 10, 2016

The 2017 Kansas Press Association legislative agenda includes an effort to get costs for Kansas Open Records Act requests under control.

KPA Legal Hotline attorney lists election rules

November 7, 2016
We asked Max Kautsch, Legal Hotline attorney for the Kansas Press Association, to explain some of the rules and regulations about election coverage.
Issue: Is the media prohibited from covering polling places on Election Day?
Short Answer: No, but the media’s access to polling places is regulated to some extent by Kansas statutes and Secretary of State policies. 

October 2016

What could Trump do to restrict press freedom?

October 27, 2016

By Jonathan Peters, Columbia Journalism Review

I’m increasingly convinced that Donald Trump, to quote Lord Varys in Game of Thrones, would happily see this country burn if he could be king of the ashes. And where better to start the fire than the First Amendment? 

Hutchinson News, Topeka Capital-Journal win EPPYs

October 27, 2016

Two Kansas newspapers, the Topeka Capital-Journal and the Hutchinson News, were named winners Wednesday of Editor & Publisher EPPY awards for online coverage.

Help us design a new KPA T-shirt

October 14, 2016

We have a new sign in the front office of the Kansas Press Association.

Memorial is Nov. 12 for former KSU professor Bill Brown

October 14, 2016

Bill Brown, 91, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. A memorial service will be held at St. Peter & All Saints Episcopal Church, at a later date.

Hel was born on Oct. 2, 1924 in Burrton, Kan., and grew up in Halstead, Kan. He was in the United States Army and a veteran of World War II.

Memorial service set for High Plains Journal's founder

October 1, 2016

Joseph G. ‘’Joe" Berkely, 97, was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., the son of Dr. Joseph G. and Goldye Johnson Berkely. He died Sept. 9, 2016.

As a young boy, Joe was raised on the south side of Chicago, near the shores of Lake Michigan, where his lifelong love of boating and sailing took hold. For protection from the alley gangs roaming the south side, Joe’s father had him take boxing lessons, and he eventually entered the Golden Gloves program.

September 2016

Dronalism: using devices to improve news coverage

September 15, 2016

As floods ravaged Louisiana and claimed the lives of more than a dozen people, it quickly became obvious the situation was dire.

But the breadth of the damage is still hard to picture for many who are on the outside looking in.

Ninnescah Publishing buys Caldwell Messenger

September 15, 2016

Jeff Dafforn and Dave Steffen of Ninnescah Publishing, LLC, have purchased the Caldwell Messenger from Pat Weber.

The purchase was effective Monday.

2016 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Berkely dies

September 12, 2016

Joseph G. ‘’Joe" Berkely, 97, was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., the son of Dr. Joseph G. and Goldye Johnson Berkely. He died Sept. 9, 2016.

As a young boy, Joe was raised on the south side of Chicago, near the shores of Lake Michigan, where his lifelong love of boating and sailing took hold. For protection from the alley gangs roaming the south side, Joe’s father had him take boxing lessons, and he eventually entered the Golden Gloves program.