This week the Kansas Policy Institute announced the launch of KansasReporter, a new news service covering Kansas government. Combined with some other relatively new sources of news, analysis, and commentary -- Kansas Liberty, Kansas Watchdog, State of the State, Kansas and a few older sources like Kansas Meadowlark and Voice For Liberty in Wichita -- Kansans should be better-equipped to know what's going on in our state, and to become more involved in our state and local governments.
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There's a new dog in town, and doing a great job already.
In New Mexico, the New Mexico Watchdog reported the story More Than 4,800 New Jobs Created in New Mexico in Less than a Month from Stimulus, According to Obama Administration Data, which is apparently the first news story to notice the glaring errors -- some say fraud -- in stimulus data provided by the government website Recovery.gov.
On Wednesday the Winfield Daily Courier printed an editorial titled ‘Tea party’ bunch is going to extreme.
While criticizing a move made by some Kansas legislators, it uses loaded language like "in full Glenn Beck mode," "they look silly," "appealing to prejudice rather than reason," and "should just laugh at the 'tea party' jesters."
Just a few weeks ago Kansas gained a new news-oriented website. State of the State Kansas is different from most news sites, as it focuses on providing long-format video coverage of issues and candidates. Rebecca Zepick founded State of the State Kansas. I visited with her last week and asked some questions about the site.
In Kansas, alternative media outlets like this blog can't get the same level of access that traditional media has in the Kansas statehouse. My post Kansas alternative media shut out of legislative access gives details.
Bob Weeks discusses the difficulty of alternative media obtaining press credentials at the Kansas Legislature. From the KPTS public affairs television program Kansas Week on June 26, 2009.
The Flint Hills Center for Public Policy in Wichita announces the hiring of an investigative reporter. The press release is below.
As newspapers, magazines, and television face tough economic times, it's thought that one model that might emerge is journalism sponsored by non-profit institutions such as the Flint Hills Center.
Stimulus, invisible hand, Kansas wind.
Journalism, crime alerts, war on drugs, minimum wage, stimulus and education.
What is the role in public affairs of a newspaper like the Wichita Eagle? Can it wear more than one hat -- making news as well as covering it?
This is not a hypothetical question.
I just received the first issue (for me, anyway) of a newsletter from the Kansas Republican Assembly. Click here to sign up for free email…
Kansas Liberty reports on Senate Bill 164, which would allow publication of legal notices on the Internet only. Presently these notices must be published in…
In the first study to measure the result of pouring all that money on the noggins of schoolkids, the University of Kansas's Center for Applied Economics has released a study poetically entitled, "The Relationship between School Funding and Student Achievement in Kansas Public Schools." The verdict? So far, the funding has produced "little evidence of improving student outcomes as measured by test scores."
This week I attended an open house event held by the Wichita Eagle. As part of the event, I took a quick tour of their plant. This photo shows rolls of newsprint in the basement of the building, waiting to be turned into newspapers. Ink distribution systems are in the background.
When Kansans wonder why the leadership of the Kansas Senate is so often out of step with the rest of Kansas, look south of Wichita…
I recently noticed the new website Trash The Eagle. It holds, as you might expect, some criticism of the Wichita Eagle, our state’s largest newspaper.…
Commentary from Kansas Liberty about trouble at the Kansas City Star and the miserable Johnson County Sun. All the gas, but none of the warmth.…
I’ve recently learned that the radical environmentalist group Earthjustice played a role in the rejection of a coal-fired power plant in Kansas. I didn’t learn…
On June 26, 2008, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius spoke at an event hosted by Earthjustice (motto: "Because the earth needs a good lawyer"). By the next day, Earthjustice already had a self-congratulatory professionally-produced video available at Earthjustice & Kansas Governor Talk Clean Energy.
Evidently, Earthjustice, previously known as the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, was involved in the events leading up to the denial of the permit for Sunflower Electric Power Corporation's Holcomb Station coal-fired electricity generating plant expansion.