2019 News Archive

  • Long-time KPA attorney Merriam dead at 66

    May 22, 2019

        Michael W. Merriam, 66, former Legal Hotline attorney for the Kansas Press Association, Kansas Association of Broadcasters and the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government, died May 19,...

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  • AI helps write Ohio high school sports stories

    May 8, 2019

    In the robots-are-coming-for-journalism world, it’s usually big news organizations like The Washington Post or The Associated Press experimenting with automating their articles. Now Richland Source,...

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  • KPA secures hotel rate for KSHSAA track

    April 8, 2019

    The KPA has secured a special rate of $79/plus tax at the 316 Hotel in Wichita for members covering the KSHSAA State Track Meet in May. There are only 10 king rooms available at the special rate...

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  • It's no joke; Georgia lawmakers become Big Brother

    April 8, 2019

    By Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post When Richard Griffiths, president of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, heard about the bill filed last week in his state’s House of Representatives, he...

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  • KPA has contract to sell building

    March 25, 2019

    The Kansas Press Association has signed a contract to sell the KPA building in Topeka to Sunflower Association of Realtors, the local association that represents residential real estate salespeople...

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  • New non-profit to aid government transparency efforts

    March 25, 2019

    A new non-profit institute to aid efforts at making government more transparent has received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. The Kansas Institute for Government Transparency,...

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  • SPJ outraged by discovery of secret database

    March 7, 2019

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists is outraged at evidence that the United States government created a secret database that includes information about journalists covering the...

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  • March 10-16 is National Sunshine Week

    March 6, 2019

    National Sunshine Week is March 10-16. Make plans now to join the American Society of News Editors and the Reporter's Committee on Freedom of the Press in the annual nationwide celebration of access...

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  • Public notice bill hearing cancelled

    March 1, 2019

    The bill designed to allow cities, counties, school districts and other agencies to opt for Internet rather than newspaper publication of notices did not receive a hearing and is likely off the table...

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  • Mounts takes over as KPA president

    March 1, 2019

    Travis Mounts of Times-Sentinel Newspapers has taken over as Kansas Press Association president following the resignation of Scott Stanford, who has been named president and CEO of Fort Wayne...

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