News & Announcements

June 2016

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.

Chisenhall to return to Charlotte Observer

May 25, 2016

Sherry Chisenhall, executive editor of The Wichita Eagle, is leaving after June 3 to go back to North Carolina - to work for the man who hired her to come to Wichita in the first place.

In 16 total years in Wichita, she said, she has made many friends and put down deep roots. But in a way, she's going back home.

Save the date: Blinder to lead digital seminar Oct. 7

May 25, 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.

KNF provides matching gifts for W.A. White video

May 5, 2016

Kansas Press Association members and friends have a chance to take advantage of matching gifts to help underwrite a video on the life of Kansas' most famous journalist, the "Sage of Emporia."

The video on White's life is about to begin production, but it can't start without seed money to underwrite the production expenses.

The goal is to raise $200,000 for the video. The Kansas Newspaper Foundation Board of Trustees has authorized a $20,000 matching gift program through the KNF.

April 2016

We need your feedback on 2016 convention

April 27, 2016

The Kansas Press Association's annual convention in Overland Park this past weekend was a rousing success.

Or was it?

2016 sweepstakes award winners listed by KPA

April 25, 2016

The Kansas Press Association crowned sweepstakes award winners at the annual Awards of Excellence luncheon at the KPA convention in Overland Park April 23.

Newspapers competed in six circulation categories in both news and advertising. Sweepstakes award winners are the newspapers that accumulate the most points among their peer publications. First places get 100 points, second place receives 70 points and third places receives 60 points.