News & Announcements

March 2015

Countdown begins for 2015 KPA convention

March 11, 2015
The 2015 annual convention of the Kansas Press Association is just six weeks away, so you should begin making hotel reservations and registering for the conference.

KPA decides listserve best for editorial sharing

March 4, 2015

Enough interest has been expressed in an editorial sharing service through the Kansas Press Association that a new listserve has been established.

February 2015

Are you utilizing free legislative coverage?

February 4, 2015

LAWRENCE -- Every member of the Kansas Press Association will have access to news coverage of the Kansas Legislature during the upcoming session.

Last year, University of Kansas journalism students supplied nearly 100 stories to the KU Statehouse Wire Service. The wire service then distributed the stories to about 20 media outlets throughout the state.

Former Eagle publisher Brown dead at 87

February 3, 2015

Harry B. "Britt" Brown Jr., 87, whose great-grandfather Col. Marshall M. Murdock founded the Wichita Eagle, died at his home on Jan. 26, 2015.

Brown attended the University of Southern California, where he played football and was starting halfback in the Rose Bowl.

Will lawmakers propose KORA tightening over email issue?

February 2, 2015

Gov. Sam Brownback says he doesn’t know how often members of his staff use private e-mails to conduct official state business. He mostly uses his private cellphone rather than a state-owned one.

“I have no idea how often staff does private e-mails. I don’t have any idea,” he said Friday. “I use my cellphone to communicate with most of the time on almost anything.”

January 2015

Dotson to receive National Citation from KU

January 23, 2015

Bob Dotson, the NBC News correspondent whose long-running series “The American Story with Bob Dotson” is a regular feature on “Today,” will receive the 2015 William Allen White Foundation National Citation on April 23 at The University of Kansas in Lawrence.

Free statehouse news stories available starting Thursday

January 21, 2015

LAWRENCE -- Every member of the Kansas Press Association will have access to news coverage of the Kansas Legislature during the upcoming session.

Last year, University of Kansas journalism students supplied nearly 100 stories to the KU Statehouse Wire Service. The wire service then distributed the stories to about 20 media outlets throughout the state.

Two newspapers, AP sue governor over records

January 19, 2015

Gov. Sam Brownback has been sued by three news organizations, including The Topeka Capital-Journal, after the governor refused to disclose the names of candidates seeking Brownback’s appointment to the expanded Saline County commission.

The Salina Journal newspaper and the Associated Press filed the lawsuit in Shawnee County District Court on Friday, and The Capital-Journal joined the lawsuit on Saturday.

USPS plans closings, slower deliveries

January 16, 2015

A friend of mine from South Dakota noted that the U.S. Postal Service delivered a lump of coal to many small towns last Christmas when it proceeded to eliminate overnight mail in most of the nation in 2015. That was a good description. USPS will slow delivery officially by one day for First-Class and Periodicals mail. Many members of Congress have asked it to hold off. But USPS is plowing ahead.
 
It is time for lawmakers to consider how rural and small town mail is suffering.

Hurry! Deadline for AOE entries is Jan. 23

January 15, 2015

It's time for Kansas Press Association members to begin preparing entries for the Awards of Excellence Contest for calendar year 2014.