2020 News Archive

  • Local news provisions of stimulus bill outlined

    December 22, 2020

    By Dean Ridings, CEO, America's Newspapers The House and Senate have passed a $900 billion relief bill that will provide direct relief to newspapers and other local news media. The bill is...

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  • You can start your AOE entry process

    December 11, 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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  • Oral history project involves journalists

    December 8, 2020

    LAWRENCE — University of Kansas students are putting the finishing touches on an oral history of Kansas journalism that will tell the story of seven notable Kansas news figures. The project will...

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  • Let's celebrate the Bill of Rights

    December 8, 2020

    By Ken Paulson Dec. 15 marks a hidden holiday, as uncelebrated as it is unappreciated. It was 229 years ago that the United States ratified the Bill of Rights, ensuring unprecedented freedom for the...

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  • 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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  • 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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