2021 News Archive

  • Report looks at trust in media

    April 14, 2021

    The deep divides over trust in the news media are usually portrayed as largely ideological. Democrats are seven times more likely than Republicans to say they trust the mainstream media, and...

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  • Kansas, Colorado to collaborate on 2021 convention

    March 25, 2021

    The continuing threat of the COVID-19 virus has resulted in a decision by the Kansas Press Association Board of Directors to again have a virtual convention in 2021. The new twist is that...

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  • Hiatts buy Baxter Springs newspaper

    March 17, 2021

    Larry and Sharon Hiatt, publishers of the Columbus News-Report, have announced their acquisition of the Cherokee County News-Advocate and SEK Voice from Gannett Co., Inc. The Cherokee County News-...

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  • NMA applauds JCPA reintroduction

    March 16, 2021

    A bill titled the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act has been reintroduced in Congress. The bill, sponsored by House Antitrust Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI), Ranking Member Ken Buck (R-CO...

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  • Sunshine Week is March 14 to 20

    March 5, 2021

    Sunshine Week was launched in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors — now the News Leaders Association — and has grown into an enduring initiative to promote open government. Join the Kansas...

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  • Project captures journalism during a pandemic

    March 5, 2021

    A new project preserving the history of the impact of COVID-19 on community journalism in the middle of the country is now live on Poynter’s website. About 700 pages worth of interviews with...

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  • KU interns provide legislative coverage

    March 5, 2021

    LAWRENCE — Journalism students at the University of Kansas have begun producing stories from the legislative session and they are now available to Kansas newspapers. This service, called the KU...

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  • A media code to save journalism?

    February 8, 2021

    By David Chavern, CEO, News Media Alliance The proposed bargaining code between Australian news publishers and big tech platforms represents a critical turning point in worldwide efforts to create a...

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  • Groups challenge postal rate move

    January 12, 2021

    The News Media Alliance and the National Newspaper Association – representing thousands of local newspapers across the United States – have joined a legal challenge of an order by the Postal...

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  • Independent contractor rule released

    January 8, 2021

    The final rule published Thursday, Jan. 7, in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Labor with regard to "Employee or Independent Contractor Classification" uses an "economic reality" test...

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