2020 News Archive

  • AOE call for entries begins process

    November 19, 2020

    It’s time to begin the process of deciding which stories, photographs and ads will be entered in the 2021 Awards of Excellence contest of the Kansas Press Association. Entries are now being accepted...

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  • Symposium to focus on innovation

    November 19, 2020

    The 2020 Montgomery Family Symposium will feature former Kansas journalist Rob Curley’s thoughts on innovation. The symposium, scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 4, will be conducted...

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  • KC Star to close printing plant

    November 19, 2020

    Kansas newspaper publishers are legitimately concerned about the Kansas City Star’s recent announcement that it will close its print

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  • USPS announces new rates

    October 26, 2020

    From the News Media Alliance On Oct. 9, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced rate changes for Marketing Mail and for Periodicals mail. Assuming that the Postal Regulatory Commission (...

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  • Awards contest changes announced

    October 23, 2020

    By Emily Bradbury, executive director, Kansas Press Association We are making a few changes and we think you might like them. What do you do during a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty?...

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  • Press associations partner on journalism project

    October 23, 2020

    The Relevance Project is an energetic strategic partnership that unites state and provincial press associations to speed the resurgence of community newspapers in the United States and Canada. It’s...

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  • COVID raised newspaper readership

    October 10, 2020

    By Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service With the coronavirus pandemic came a flood of stories for the Manhattan Mercury. The daily newspaper serving a town of nearly 55,000 in a community built...

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  • Objectivity, context: is there a balance?

    September 13, 2020

    By Gina Baleria, Poynter Institute Objectivity and journalism — over the last century, these two words have become inextricably linked. But striving for objectivity has actually hindered us from...

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  • Protect USPS, access to information

    August 25, 2020

    By Dean Ridings CEO, America's Newspapers Facing a fierce public outcry, the U.S. Postal Service is “suspending” its sudden cost-cutting moves — tossing out high-speed sorting machines, uprooting...

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  • Why an anti-trust safe harbor is the answer

    August 19, 2020

    By David Chavern, President & CEO, News Media Alliance News consumption is growing exponentially, but for the past decade, the revenue to news publishers has been on a decline. This is, in large...

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