We believe strongly that public notices should be in printed legal newspapers.
In fact, we spend a good deal of time each year both in Topeka and in our communities defending that notion.
Sometimes, however, we forget that there are others — especially those in public office who want to “punish” us for our news coverage — who view this issue differently.
They spend a great deal of effort through their associations trying to take this important tool for informing the public away.
They want to put public notices on the internet, preferably on their own websites.
The Kansas Press Association has scheduled our next Brown Bag and B.S. webinar for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 13 to discuss this threat and how we can utilize best practices and standards to protect this valuable service we provide the public and the revenue stream that it provides our newspapers.
At this seminar, we will explain how your public notice placement process matters in Topeka.
We will discuss the history of public notices, current state law and how you can help us protect this important public service.
We’ll even discuss how some of our practices might harm us.
We ask that each publication register at least one attendee for this important webinar.
Attendees will be eligible to win a free catered lunch for their staff. The webinar is free but registration is required.