2019 News Archive

  • Gannett, GateHouse in merger talks

    July 18, 2019

    From MarketWatch USA Today publisher Gannett Co. is nearing a deal to combine with rival GateHouse Media, a move that would join the nation’s two largest newspaper groups by circulation. The...

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  • AG rules on complaints about closure

    July 18, 2019

    The Kansas Attorney General’s Office dismissed part of a formal complaint and planned to continue investigation of whether the public was denied the right under the Kansas Open Meetings Act to...

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  • KPA listens, makes convention changes

    July 18, 2019

    A significant change in the format of the annual convention of the Kansas Press Association is coming in 2020. Next year’s convention of the Kansas Press Association, including news and advertising...

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  • KNF may fund news internships

    June 20, 2019

    The Kansas Newspaper Foundation Board of Trustees met last week to make plans for underwriting future programs and events, with a newspaper internship program coming out as one of the potential...

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  • Inland, SNPA boards vote to merge

    June 7, 2019

     In concurrent board meetings held recently, directors of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association (SNPA) and the Inland Press Association unanimously approved a plan to consolidate the two...

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  • Media coalition files complaint about Senate

    June 4, 2019

    The Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government has sent a formal complaint to Attorney General Derek Schmidt, objecting to the removal of news media and clearing of the gallery during the sine die...

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  • 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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