News & Announcements

February 2019

Stanford elected KPA president for 2019-20

February 15, 2019

Scott Stanford, publisher of the Lawrence Journal-World, was elected president of the Kansas Press Association for 2019-20 at the KPA convention Saturday. He succeeds Andy Taylor, who will now serve as past president.

We need judges for Mississippi news contest

February 15, 2019

We need volunteers to sign up to judge the Mississippi Better Newspaper Editorial Contest.

Reciprocal judging helps all press associations conduct their newspaper excellence contests.

Public notice bill introduced in Kansas Legislature

February 15, 2019

A bill that would give governmental units the option to designate their own websites as their official publication popped up again Monday in the Kansas House of Representatives.

“We were hoping we had dodged the bullet for this year,” said Doug Anstaett, Kansas Press Association consultant and lobbyist, but it wasn’t to be.

Three named to Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame

February 9, 2019

TOPEKA — Three long-time journalists were honored as the 2019 inductees into the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame Friday night here at the annual convention of the Kansas Press Association.

Google, Facebook should be allies, not threats

February 1, 2019

By David Chavern, News Media Alliance

Facebook and Google have been brutal to the news business. But this primarily reflects a failure of imagination. The tech giants are the world’s best distribution platforms and could be an answer for journalism instead of a grave threat.

January 2019

Newseum property sold to Johns Hopkins

January 25, 2019

The Freedom Forum — the creator and primary funder of the Newseum and the Freedom Forum Institute — has announced the sale of the building in which the Newseum is located to Johns Hopkins University. The university will use the building as a new consolidated center for its DC-based graduate programs.

Underwood presentation to highlight KPA convention

January 17, 2019

The Kansas Press Association annual convention in February will feature a nationally renowned speaker on generational audience engagement and a host of sessions of interest to staff members of Kansas newspapers.

Need a nice digital camera? KPA has one for sale ... half price!

January 7, 2019

The Kansas Press Association has a sophisticated camera for sale.

December 2018

Journalists can increase media trust by speaking out

December 17, 2018

Baton Rouge, LA – In a first-of-its-kind study from Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication, researchers discovered journalists can increase media trust by speaking out in defense of their profession while also doing more fact checking. 

KPA dues statements out this week

December 13, 2018

Dues statements for membership in the Kansas Press Association for 2019 will be mailed out later this week.

“We hope all members will continue to be a valued partner in our efforts,” said Emily Bradbury, KPA executive director. “We have exciting things planned for 2019.”