News & Announcements
Lisa Silvestri, author of “Friended at the Front: Social Media in the American War Zone,” will be at Kansas State University April 20 and 21 to participate in several events.
She will deliver the 17th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media — “Remembering our friends at the front” — at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 20, at the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.
It’s not breaking news that the media is not always popular. It is breaking news that even those who dislike the media are coming to the defense of the journalists and publications in light of recent attacks the Donald Trump administration has launched.
The greatest justification for an independent press comes when someone is challenging governmental authority, and feels their voice needs to be heard. And when a reporter goes after that story, being forced to testify against their source threatens future reporting of similar controversies — regardless of whether the challenger is the next Patrick Henry or an angry protester at a wildlife refuge.
It’s time to begin thinking about registering for the 2017 Kansas Press Association annual convention.
Emily Bradbury, KPA assistant director, has uploaded the registration forms and hotel information for the convention, slated for April 7 and 8 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. Hard copies wee mailed this week, and the forms are also appended to today’s Publisher.
As part of your 2017 convention experience, the Kansas Press Association will have T-shirts available for purchase with proceeds going to the Kansas Newspaper Foundation.
Journalism students from the University of Kansas have begun work and are uploading stories from the Kansas legislative session in Topeka.
By Benjamin Mullin
During the campaign and since becoming president, Donald Trump has regularly undermined journalism’s role in healthy democracies.
So says Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, whose organization is gearing up to take on what he calls “a crisis” for press freedom in the United States.
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.