News & Announcements

November 2017

KPA plans to conduct market, readership study

November 9, 2017

The Kansas Press Association Board of Directors voted Nov. 2 to approve a market research and readership study.

AOE entries down slightly following deadline

November 9, 2017
The change of the annual meeting date for the Kansas Press Association from April to February created some unintended consequences this year, and it resulted in a drop of about 10 percent in the number of entries in the Awards of Excellence contest compared to past averages.

Parker buys Chapman & Enterprise News-Times

November 9, 2017

The Chapman & Enterprise News-Times, a weekly newspaper based in Chapman, Kan., has been sold to David Parker of Enid, Okla. The sale is effective Jan. 1, 2018.

The publication was owned and operated for the past 14 years by Sixteen 60 Publishing Co., publishers of the Lincoln Sentinel-Republican and Kansas Pregame Football Magazine.

October 2017

Two Kansas newspapers change hands

October 25, 2017

Kansas newspapers in southwest and northwest Kansas have changed hands.

Krier, 77, founded Main Street Media

October 18, 2017

John "Jack" Ronald Krier, 77, of Warsaw, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. He suffered a massive heart attack Oct. 9.

Jack was born Sept. 24, 1940 in Mitchell, S.D., the son of John M. Krier and Bernadette J. Michels of Emery, S.D.

KPA lands Leadership Transformation Grant

October 12, 2017
The Kansas Press Association office recently received some great news.
A month ago, Emily Bradbury, assistant director of the Kansas Press Association, submitted a grant application to the Kansas Leadership Center for the purpose of receiving a 2018 Leadership Transformation Grant.

KPA regional meetings set for Oct. 20, Nov. 10

October 12, 2017

The first three regional Kansas Press Association meetings are history, but two more meetings are scheduled in October and November if you're looking for advertising sales training.

Services set for Steve Logback, former KNF director

October 4, 2017

Steven Edward Logback, associate vice president of communications and marketing at Kansas State University, died unexpectedly on Sept. 28, 2017. He was 49.  

Logback, who served as executive director of the Kansas Newspaper Foundation from 2002 to 2004, was born the youngest of three children on Nov. 29, 1967 to James and Francis (Boyd) Logback of Hill City.

September 2017

National Newspaper Week is Oct. 1-7

September 28, 2017
This year marks the 77th anniversary of National Newspaper Week (NNW), Oct. 1-7. The annual observance celebrates and emphasizes the impact of newspapers in local communities across the country.

ALERT! AOE deadline much earlier this year

September 21, 2017
Because the Kansas Press Association annual convention is being moved to February in 2018, the 2017 Awards of Excellence deadlines have been adjusted as well.