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It’s time to be thinking about all the awards you’re going to win in the 2018 Heart of America Awards competition.   Click here to enter.

2018 HOA deadlines

Jan. 10, 2018: Entry submissions may begin at www.betternewspapercontest.com.
March 14, 2018: Last date to submit entries
March 15, 2018: Judging of entries begins
April 19, 2018: Judging of entries concludes


Top media attorney at KC Press Club program

Kansas City’s best-known communications law attorney presents his annual update on legal developments and how they affect your job as a working journalist.

The program will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at Trailside Center, 9100 Holmes Rd. Parking is plentiful and free. Join us for snacks and networking from 10 – 10:15 a.m.Presentation begins at 10:15 a.m.

As head of Lathrop & Gage’s Media Law group, Bernie Rhodes also leads a national team of attorneys who represent a variety of print, film, television and online media companies in First Amendment, intellectual property and other matters.

Rhodes’ solid knowledge of the current status of journalism, combined with a sharp sense of humor makes this Press Club program essential and entertaining for local journalists from all media.


Speed Dating for Freelancers

Join Kansas City area journalists and the Kansas City Press Club for our second annual “Speed Dating for Freelancers” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on May 19 at South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

Meet and network with representatives from a variety of media outlets who all have one thing in common – they’re all seeking talented freelancers to help create eye-catching content.

Any good journalist knows the importance of telling a story quickly and succinctly, so you’ll only have a limited amount of time to tell your own story to each hiring manager at this event. Come dressed for success, and bring along your resume and clips, too. We hope you’ll find the perfect match in one of the media outlets on site and create a mutually beneficial connection that will outshine even your best date.