News & Announcements

July 2018

What happens when a newspaper closes or merges?

July 10, 2018

In the past decade, hundreds of local U.S. newspapers have closed or merged. What happens to the communities they leave behind?

A hundred and twenty years ago, a wooden auditorium was built in the hills of Boulder, Colorado, as part of the Chautauqua movement, a lecture circuit/educational variety show for rural communities. In early June, Dave Krieger got on stage in the Chautauqua auditorium to tell the city's residents why he got fired from the local newspaper - and why he's worried about the future of local news in the US.

June 2018

Organizations turn up the heat on newsprint tariffs

June 27, 2018

On July 17, the International Trade Commission will hear testimony on the preliminary tariffs on newsprint products from Canada. 

CNHI explores sale of more than 100 newspapers in 22 states

June 26, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – CNHI, LLC, one of the country’s leading providers of local news and information, said Monday it is exploring the sale of its newspaper properties in 22 states.

How Kansas newspaper editors look at tariffs

June 14, 2018

Since the Trump administration announced a 32 percent tariff on imported uncoated groundwood paper from Canada earlier this year, our industry has been rocked by price increases on printing and concern about future newsprint shortages.

Recently, the Kansas Press Association asked members to fill out a survey to be used to convince members of Congress to reverse the new duties on the chief raw material necessary to produce a newspaper. Thirty-two of our members did just that. So what actions have been taken by KPA members in light of the higher prices?

Publishers seek Facebook policy exemption for news

June 11, 2018

Seven media organizations representing over 20,000 media publishers and professionals in over 120 countries around the world have come together to express concern over Facebook’s new advertising policy that labels quality news as political advocacy and includes such content in its political ad archive.

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.

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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.”