News & Announcements

May 2017

Newspaper readers graying? Study challenges myth

May 18, 2017

There’s a myth that newspaper readers are greying. Data suggest this narrative is fatally flawed.

Regional meetings set for fall by KPA

May 17, 2017

We’ve had to adjust the dates for two stops on the Kansas Press Association’s 2017 Regional Meeting Tour.

The meetings in Oberlin and Dodge City are now Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

Winners named in 'It Can Wait' essay contest

May 17, 2017

The winners of the "It Can Wait" essay contest co-sponsored by AT&T, the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Press Association include a Hutchinson eighth grader and a sophomore at Holton High School.

Woodward and Bernstein: practice relentless reporting

May 3, 2017

Shortly after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency, Bob and I were asked a long question about our reporting we answered with a short phrase that we've used many times since to describe our reporting on Watergate and its purpose and methodology. We called it the "best obtainable version of the truth." The best obtainable version of the truth. It's a simple concept for something very difficult to get right because of the enormous amount of effort, thinking, persistence, pushback, removal of ideological baggage and the sheer luck that is required, not to mention some unnatural humility.

Eagle moves out of historic location in Wichita

May 1, 2017

Why is The Eagle moving? Where is it going? Is it still Wichita’s newspaper?

Good questions amid a complex situation – but the short answer is yes, The Eagle is here to stay in Wichita.

It is moving this weekend from its longtime building at 825 E. Douglas to a smaller, more modern space at 330 N. Mead.

April 2017

Brownlee leaves Eagle to lead Medical Society

April 27, 2017

Phillip Brownlee, The Wichita Eagle’s editorial page editor since 2001, will leave the company to become executive director of the Medical Society of Sedgwick County.

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.