News & Announcements

April 2017

Star takes Burton W. Marvin Award

April 24, 2017

LAWRENCE — Journalists from The Kansas City Star are recipients of the Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award from the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications.

Each year during William Allen White Day events, the William Allen White Foundation presents the award to journalists at a newspaper circulated in Kansas who have demonstrated enterprise in developing and writing a significant news story. Winners this year are Mike Hendricks and Matt Campbell of The Star for their series "Fatal Echoes."

Big changes announced in Hutchinson, Wichita

April 24, 2017

Two Kansas media companies announced Monday their newspaper leaders are leaving their posts.

John Montgomery is leaving after 10 years as publisher of the Hutchinson News and Roy Heatherly will be leaving a similar post at the Wichita Eagle.

Frandsen elected president; board members named

April 11, 2017

M. Olaf Frandsen, editor and publisher of the Salina Journal, was elected president of the Kansas Press Association Board of Directors at the annual KPA business meeting on Saturday.

Kautsch, Merritt named to Newspaper Hall of Fame

April 10, 2017

TOPEKA — A long-time University of Kansas professor of media law and the former editor of the Wichita Eagle were inducted into the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame Friday night at the annual meeting of the Kansas Press Association here.

Hill City publisher Bob Boyd dead at 81

April 10, 2017

Robert Alexander “Bob” Boyd, of Hill City, Kansas, passed away peacefully at home on April 7, 2017, at the age of 81.

March 2017

News Media Alliance to shine light on fake news

March 29, 2017

ARLINGTON, VA – The News Media Alliance has announced the launch of a national campaign focused on combatting the increasing prevalence of fake news. The campaign, Support Real News, shines a light on the harm to the public caused by fake news and the importance of real news produced by respected, trusted news organizations employing high-quality, investigative journalists.

What social media content do we trust? Who shared it

March 20, 2017

When Americans encounter news on social media, how much they trust the content is determined less by who creates the news than by who shares it, according to a new experimental study from the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Don't get stung by 'March Madness'!

March 16, 2017

Be careful how you allow advertisers to utilize certain phrases during the next few weeks.

The phrases “March Madness.” “Road to the Final Four” and “Final Four”” and their logos are trademarks.

Silvestri to deliver Huck Boyd Lecture at KSU

March 16, 2017

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.

February 2017

Chavern: Press is not an 'enemy of the people'

February 28, 2017

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.