News & Announcements

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 convention to feature Underwood presentation

December 13, 2018

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.

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.”

November 2018

Shawnee Dispatch prints final edition

November 28, 2018

The Shawnee Dispatch is ceasing publication. Today's edition will be the last for the 16-year-old newspaper.

KPA has a snazzy camera for sale ... half price!

November 13, 2018

The Kansas Press Association has a sophisticated camera for sale.

New ad commission structure gains attention

November 13, 2018

While the Kansas Press Association’s decision to change its commission structure has not borne fruit yet, the change will still make our rates more competitive as more agencies and clients learn about it.

And it looks as if they are starting to notice the change.

Deadline for special award nominations is Dec. 1

November 13, 2018

The deadline is Dec. 1 to make nominations for the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame, the Clyde M. Reed Jr. Master Editor Award and the Gaston Outstanding Mentor Award.

September 2018

How to rebuild trust in media proves tricky

September 11, 2018

Figuring out just how to rebuild Americans’ trust in media is proving to be a tricky question.

The Knight Foundation and Gallup shared their latest findings on mixing the perfect potion, after previously testing whether articles featuring their sources or community-rated trust metrics would improve readers’ trust in media organizations.

August 2018

KPV buys four central Kansas newspapers

August 24, 2018

Kansas Publishing Ventures (KPV) has entered into an agreement to purchase the Hesston Record, Harvey County Independent and The Ledger in Moundridge from Robb and Martha Reeves. Closing is set for Sept. 1.

KPV also recently acquired the McPherson News from Anne Heidel, who launched that paper about three years ago.

KPA changes advertising sales approach

August 24, 2018

In an attempt to reverse the trend of declining advertising placements in its member newspapers, the Kansas Press Association Board of Directors voted at its July meeting to change the commission structure of ads placed through KPA.