News & Announcements

September 2015

Salina Journal, AP win open records case

September 28, 2015

Information about applicants for two newly created positions on the Saline County Commission should be made public, a Shawnee County judge ruled Friday in a lawsuit filed by the Salina Journal against Gov. Sam Brownback.

However, it was not clear when the information would be released.

Publisher's statement due at USPS by Oct. 1

September 22, 2015

This is your annual reminder that the annual USPS Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (PS Form 3526) must be filed with your postmaster by Oct. 1.

Last two KPA district meetings in Newton, Topeka

September 18, 2015

The Kansas Press Association continues its schedule of district meetings this week with Atwood on Thursday and Garden City on Friday.

The meetings are designed to bring the services of KPA directly to members in all five districts in the state.

Committee works to close private email loophole

September 17, 2015

The Kansas Press Association is represented on a study committee charged with reviewing the state’s Open Records Act to cover officials’ emails about public business on private accounts.

Former LJ World editor named to AP news editor post

September 10, 2015

Julie Wright, an editor who has held senior newsroom management positions in Kansas, Alaska, Minnesota and Tennessee over a three-decade journalism career, has been named news editor for The Associated Press in Missouri and Kansas.

NNA asks DOL to slow down on overtime rule

September 8, 2015

The National Newspaper Association has called on the US Department of Labor (DOL) to scale back its aggressive push to raise salary thresholds for exempt workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act. DOL has said it wants to more than double in a single year the salary basis by which professional, creative and administrative white collar workers are qualified as exempt.

August 2015

KU, student, teacher with Koch ties reach settlement

August 27, 2015

Instead of going to trial, the case of Kansas University School of Business teacher Art Hall v. KU is being settled out of court.

Newspapers are leveraging technology, audience data

August 25, 2015

Four years ago, most of us wouldn't have predicted award-winning TV series would debut via online streaming on websites such as Netflix and Hulu and would never be aired on cable or network television. Just four years ago, it seemed unlikely that people would prefer online music streaming and radio apps over CDs and iPods, let alone be willing to pay for it. And four years ago, most of us wouldn't have imagined we would get our news updates on our watches.

Junction City announces return to daily publication

August 24, 2015

As famous American writer and satirist Mark Twain once exclaimed, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”

While the supposed demise of the printed version of newspapers has been around for several years, the Junction City Daily Union is proving that axiom is not necessarily always true.

Deadline soon for KPA district meeting in Iola

August 24, 2015

The deadline for the first of five Kansas Press Association district meetings is noon Tuesday (Aug. 25).