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Ever hear the phrase “print is dead”?
Well if you check with almost 170 million Americans, they’d tell you that nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, a recent Nielsen Scarborough study found that more than 169 million adults in the U.S. read a newspaper in a month — whether it be in print, on a website or via mobile app. In total, newspapers reach 69 percent of the U.S. population in a given month.
Thursday (Feb. 2) is the day set aside for Kansas newspaper editors and publishers to come to Topeka, discuss legislation and have lunch with legislators at the Kansas Press Association’s “Day at the Statehouse.”
Media used to be defined by how it was delivered. Print was the OG, and it was a very different product from radio — and they were both different from TV. They had different technology, information, advertisers and even applicable law (bad joke: the FCC still prohibits cross-ownership between newspapers and broadcasters because of concerns about monopoly power over information!).
The deadline is almost here for entries in the 2016 Awards of Excellence competition among Kansas Press Association members. Emily Bradbury, director of member services, has been working closely with newspaper editors and advertising managers this past week to facilitate the process.
While you're preparing your entries for the Kansas Press Association's Awards of Excellence contest, we're busy at the KPA office setting up the reciprocal judging that makes AOE happen.
We have reserved Thursday, Feb. 2 as the day for Kansas newspaper editors and publishers to come to Topeka, discuss legislation and have lunch with legislators at the Kansas Press Association’s “Day at the Statehouse.”
Bipartisan members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced legislation Thursday to repeal the 41-year-old rule preventing cross ownership of newspapers and broadcast stations in the same market.
The News Media Alliance this week sent a white paper to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team outlining policy positions on regulations and existing laws that deter investment and limit growth in the news media industry.
The Alliance continues to lead the news sector’s efforts to protect the constitutional right to a free press. That objective also requires government policies that support a vibrant and growing news industry.