The Kansas Press Asso?ci?ation has appointed Joey Young, Hillsboro Free Press majority owner, to its board of directors, effective Feb. 20
?I am very excited to represent Marion County, this newspaper group, and the entire region on the state?s board,? Young said. ?It is a great honor to serve and work with such a distinguished group of journalists and publishers. I am looking forward to serving.?
KPA?s mission, as stated on its website, is ?to unite the papers in Kansas to preserve and expand a free flow of information to the public; to seek excellence in the practice of the progression of journalism; to serve as a forum for the exchange and presentation of technical and business information; to encourage a flow of career opportunities in all phases of the profession and industry; and to create a community dedicated to the proposition that strong, unfettered newspapers are the cornerstones of a democratic society.?