News & Announcements

June 2016

Harris announces its six papers are for sale

June 17, 2016

Hutchinson-based Harris Enterprises, Inc., has engaged a broker to sell the six newspapers it owns. The company engaged Dirks, Van Essen and Murray, the leading merger and acquisition firm in the U.S. newspaper industry.

Journal-World sold to Ogden Newspapers

June 17, 2016

Nearly 125 years of Lawrence newspaper history will end later this year when the Simons family, owner of the Journal-World, completes the paper’s sale to Ogden Newspapers Inc., a family-owned company based in Wheeling, W.Va.

To read more, go here.

Sign up for the KPA online ad network; kickoff soon

June 16, 2016

The Kansas Press Association has teamed with its counterpart in Missouri to offer KPA a new revenue stream and member newspapers a chance to enhance their online presence.

The KPA's new Online Ad Network, if all goes according to plan, will debut by Aug. 1, but possibly sooner.

Free webinar to address overtime law changes

June 16, 2016

Southern Newspaper Publishers Association is offering a free webinar on Thursday, July 14 (through Online Media Campus) to address the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rules, which go into effect Dec. 1.

The Kansas Press Association is a co-sponsor of the Online Media Campus.

Sixty KPA members join political ad initiative

June 10, 2016

About a third of Kansas Press AssociatIon member newspapers have signed up for the "Race for Space," an initiative designed to capture some of the political advertising dollars in 2016.

KPA's plan is called the "Race for Space." We're asking our newspapers to commit up to two full pages of space in their newspapers at 50 percent off to shake up this advertising monopoly that we've faced all these years.

Blinder to lead Montgomery digital seminar Oct. 7

June 10, 2016

One of the nation's premier digital marketing experts will headline the 2016 Montgomery Family Symposium Oct. 7 at the University of Kansas.

Mike Blinder's presentation will be designed to focus on ways to increase revenue from digital operations at Kansas Press Association member newspapers.

Arkansas City, Winfield newspapers to merge

June 2, 2016

The Winfield Daily Courier and the Arkansas City Traveler will merge July 1 to become the Cowley CourierTraveler.

May 2016

NNA chief: communicate, advocate, innovate

May 31, 2016

By David Chavern, Newspaper Association of America

I joined NAA nearly eight months ago because I believed deeply in the power of news journalism and the successful future ahead for this industry. After a few months on the job and the opportunity to meet personally with many of you, I am even more convinced that we have reason to be optimistic in the face of industry-wide change.

Anstaett, Gannon plan retirements in mid-year 2017

May 25, 2016

Both the executive director and director of governmental affairs at the Kansas Press Association have announced their upcoming retirements from the association.

Doug Anstaett and Richard Gannon plan to retire in the summer of 2017.

New overtime rule still includes newspaper exemption

May 25, 2016

Both the National Newspaper Association and the Newspaper Association of America are disappointed in the new overtime rules announced this week by the U.S. Department of Labor.

And there still appears to be confusion on that newspaper exemption that has existed in the past.