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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."
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.
The office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is proposing a special two-person unit within his agency devoted solely to investigating Kansas Open Meetings Act and Kansas Open Records Act complaints.
The measure has the support of the Kansas Press Association. Doug Anstaett, the organization's executive director, told a legislative committee Tuesday that housing an open government unit within the attorney general's office would send a message that such complaints are a high priority.
Tuesday’s court decision, which struck down the FCC’s Open Internet Order and threatened the future of Net Neutrality, has huge implications for the future of journalism and press freedom.
Nick Schwien has been named the new managing editor of The Hays Daily News. Schwien has been with the HDN for 16 years, and most recently served as the chief copy editor.
There has been quite a number of journalists weighing in on the role Google plays in the newspaper industry. The company has made billions of dollars of advertising revenue at the expense of content creators. The newspaper industry has lost billions of dollars in the last 10 years, which is directly proportionate to the sheer growth Google has garnered. Should Google be doing more for the newspaper industry?
The Kansas Board of Regents announced Tuesday it would reconsider a controversial social media policy that has upset academics around the country.
According to a news release, Fred Logan, the board’s chairman, requested that a workgroup examine the policy, which allows state universities to fire faculty and other staff members over improper social media use.
Training helps elected local officials to minimize their chances of breaking the state’s open meetings law, an attorney with the League of Kansas Municipalities told a group of public officials in Marysville at a Dec. 10 meeting.
We agreed more than five years ago to judge the New Jersey's newspaper contest for 2014. Little did we know at the time that the contest would come right on the heels of our recent judging of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.
Matt Cecil, who recently took over as associate professor and director of the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University, has penned a new book on "Hoover's FBI and the Fourth Estate. The Campaign to Control the Press and the Bureau's Image."