News & Announcements

June 2018

Survey shows gap between journalists, news consumers

June 11, 2018

A key factor in the erosion of Americans’ trust of their news media is a failure to communicate — we have a public that doesn’t fully understand how journalists work, and journalism that doesn’t make itself understandable to much of the public.


Benefit planned for Samantha Branson

June 7, 2018

A benefit is planned soon for Samantha Branson, wife of Greg Branson and daughter-in-aw of Paul Branson, long-time advertising sales representative at the Osawatomie Graphic.

Canadian official urges editors to mobilize

June 7, 2018

Stephane Lessard has a simple message for editors and publishers: become more vocal in your opposition to the tariffs on newsprint.

Former Kansas publisher Buzbee dead at 86

June 7, 2018

The funeral service for Dick Buzbee, former editor and publisher of The Hutchinson News and Olathe Daily News in Kansas, has been set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Hutchinson.

He died June 6, 2018, from brain cancer. He was 86.

May 2018

Kansas Sen. Moran wants newsprint tariff gone

May 18, 2018

Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran has joined a number of other senators supporting legislation that would protect publishers and printers from harmful tariffs.

The bipartisan group of 10 senators has introduced S. 2385, the “Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade Act of 2018,” or the “PRINT Act.”

KPA ponders sale of building

May 18, 2018

By Andy Taylor, KPA president

The Kansas Press Association headquarters in Topeka may be in a state of change.

The KPA executive board recently agreed with a recommendation from KPA executive director Doug Anstaett and incoming executive director Emily Bradbury to put the office building at 5423 S.W. 7th St. on the local real estate block.

Some sunshine peaks through the clouds

May 2, 2018

By Sherman Smith, Topeka Capital-J0urnal

As the prospect of inclement weather swirled among clouds gathering Tuesday outside the Statehouse, senators hailed the beams of light they were casting toward shadows in state government.

ESU, WSU student newspapers recognized

May 1, 2018
The Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government presented its 2018 “Above and Beyond” awards to two state university student newspapers in presentations Friday in Wichita and Emporia.
Recipients were Wichita State University’s Sunflower newspaper, and Emporia State University’s student newspaper, the Bulletin.

April 2018

KPA past president's daughter dies in hiking accident

April 27, 2018

Services for Sarah Ann Zimmerman, 30, Seattle, are pending. Sarah, who moved to Seattle from Lawrence in 2015 with her partner, Kathryn Presley, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in an accident as Sarah hiked in Wallace Falls State Park, east of Seattle.

She was born Feb. 24, 1988, in Lawrence, the daughter of Alan Zimmerman and Caroline Trowbridge. Trowbridge is a past president of the Kansas Press Association.

Seaton Publishing buys four regional newspapers

April 24, 2018

The Manhattan Mercury’s owner is buying four other regional newspapers.

Seaton Publishing Company of Manhattan has signed a contract to buy the Junction City Daily Union, effective May 1. The 103-year-old company is taking over the Daily Union in a deal that also involves two other four-generation newspaper families.