News & Announcements

February 2017

Court of Appeals says leased hospital subject to KORA

February 10, 2017

 — The Kansas Court of Appeals said Friday that financial records of a county-owned hospital are subject to the Kansas Open Records Act, even if the hospital is administered on contract by an outside nonprofit corporation.

Nielsen offers perspective on newspaper readership

February 7, 2017

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.

Day at the Statehouse is Feb. 2

February 1, 2017

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.”

January 2017

News, journalism much more than content

January 24, 2017

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!).

AOE contest deadline extended to midnight Thursday

January 16, 2017

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.

We need 20 more judges for Nebraska contest

January 10, 2017

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.

Day at the Statehouse is Feb. 2

January 10, 2017

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.”

December 2016

NJ Press Association staves off public notice attack

December 21, 2016

It isn’t unusual for politicians seeking revenge for negative press coverage to retaliate by sponsoring legislation that would eliminate public notice advertising in newspapers. It is unprecedented, however, for the press to openly acknowledge the lawmaker’s intentions and to dub the legislation a “newspaper revenge bill.”

NMA applauds cross-ownership legislation

December 9, 2016

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.

News Media Alliance outlines agenda for Trump

December 1, 2016

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.