News & Announcements
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.
A federal judge issued an injunction against President Barack Obama’s new overtime rule Tuesday, a major setback that delays one of the president’s significant reforms from going into effect next week as planned.
During this election season, Facebook came face to face with a long-known media plague: Fake news.Dozens and dozens of misleading stories about the election and statistics went viral on the platform in the “trending” section.
GateHouse Media LLC will acquire the newspapers and most other assets of Harris Enterprises Inc., owner of five newspapers in Kansas, the two companies announced Monday.
The new owner will take over Dec. 1.
John D. Montgomery, currently publisher of The Hutchinson News, has been named senior group publisher to oversee GateHouse operations in Kansas. Montgomery has been editor and publisher of the News the past 10 years. He is a past president of the Kansas Press Association.
The 2017 Kansas Press Association legislative agenda includes an effort to get costs for Kansas Open Records Act requests under control.
By Jonathan Peters, Columbia Journalism Review
I’m increasingly convinced that Donald Trump, to quote Lord Varys in Game of Thrones, would happily see this country burn if he could be king of the ashes. And where better to start the fire than the First Amendment?