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.”
New initiatives will include a KPA Internship Program and a new community journalism training program.
The internship initiative will place those with an interest in journalism around the state, but especially in rural areas. Details are still being worked out, but there will be some incentives included for newspapers.
The community journalism training initiative will utilize the expertise of retired Kansas publishers to help train new hires who might not have a background or previous experience in journalism.
In addition, dues payments will continue to be used to offer:
- Robust educational opportunities.
- Free access to KanFocus, where you can track legislation and the voting records of your representatives and senators.
- Free access to expanded legislative coverage by University of Kansas students and underwritten by the Kansas Newspaper Foundation.
- Free access to the KPA Legal Hotline and KPA’s attorney, Max Kautsch.
- Free access to the services of KPA staff and consultants.
- Continued sales efforts by KPA on behalf of all Kansas newspapers.
Should you have any questions about your 2019 invoice, please contact Bradbury at the KPA office at (785) 271-5304 or e-mail her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.