News & Announcements

January 2018

KPA, NMA, NNA fight newsprint tariff placement

January 31, 2018

The Kansas Press Association has been working with the National Newspaper Association and the News Media Alliance — the newspaper industry’s representatives — on how to react to the announcement that tariffs are being placed on all newsprint from Canada because of a dispute over one competition with one U.S. mill.

Help us identify best open government advocates

January 15, 2018

The 2018 session of the Kansas Legislature is under way, so the Kansas Press Association is asking members to help us identify the legislators who we can count on to stand behind an open government agenda.

Pulitzer winner Mike McGraw dead at 69

January 8, 2018

Mike McGraw, a longtime Kansas City Star reporter whose insatiable quest to expose wrongdoing spanned four decades, prompted congressional investigations and prodded changes in government policies, died Saturday evening of cancer.

AG Schmidt rules on recess meetings issue

January 4, 2018

Government bodies can’t conduct private meetings that span several days – as the Wichita school board did last February – according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

December 2017

Bradbury named next KPA executive director

December 15, 2017

Emily Bradbury, assistant director of the Kansas Press Association, has been named executive director effective Aug. 1, 2018.

November 2017

Don't miss out on world-class leadership training

November 30, 2017

The Kansas Press Association staffs encourages all member newspapers to consider participating in a new leadership training program opportunity slated for 2018.

You can receive a world class leadership training experience from the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita almost totally financed by a grant and by contributions from the Kansas Newspaper Foundation, which will pick up a good portion of the incidental expenses to sweeten the pot.

KPA plans to conduct market, readership study

November 9, 2017

The Kansas Press Association Board of Directors voted Nov. 2 to approve a market research and readership study.

AOE entries down slightly following deadline

November 9, 2017
The change of the annual meeting date for the Kansas Press Association from April to February created some unintended consequences this year, and it resulted in a drop of about 10 percent in the number of entries in the Awards of Excellence contest compared to past averages.

Parker buys Chapman & Enterprise News-Times

November 9, 2017

The Chapman & Enterprise News-Times, a weekly newspaper based in Chapman, Kan., has been sold to David Parker of Enid, Okla. The sale is effective Jan. 1, 2018.

The publication was owned and operated for the past 14 years by Sixteen 60 Publishing Co., publishers of the Lincoln Sentinel-Republican and Kansas Pregame Football Magazine.

October 2017

Two Kansas newspapers change hands

October 25, 2017

Kansas newspapers in southwest and northwest Kansas have changed hands.