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"I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense ..." Thomas Paine, 1776, pamphleteer
So, what is the Kansas Free Press? As it continues steadily growing over the coming months and years, the Kansas Free Press will strive to be your trusted state-wide online newspaper, featuring both opinion and news, written by citizen journalists about people, places, politics and policies that effect Kansans.
By writing about the places, local events, politics and, especially, the people of Kansas, our journalists hope to coax others into meaningful public conversations about our way of life and the future of Kansas.
With both boldness and simplicity, this electronic newspaper seeks to provide opportunities for everyday citizens in Kansas to speak freely with one another about things that truly matter to Kansans.
Why citizen writers?
Many of our journalists desire to exercise their 1st Amendment rights by gathering information about what happens in school board meetings, community events, county commission meetings or in the state legislature. Others simply hope to share the news from their communities that mainstream newspapers routinely overlook. Some of our writers advocate for causes. Others want to share entertainment and cultural news with you. We also have journalists here who are interested in writing about sports, history or the arts of Kansas.
Collectively, we take our inspiration from Thomas Paine and his pamphleteering.
At the Kansas Free Press, we believe that citizens should always have access to free presses for the health of democracy - and for the empowerment and autonomy inherent in true citizenship. One of our writers wrote this piece as an expression of his unique hope for what KFP would be. Each of our writers at KFP have similar passions for citizen journalism, although each writer is motivated individually.
All of our writers want to be more informed about their communities and their state - and they want to ensure other citizens have good information, too.
Though many of us are new to journalism, we seek to practice, as best we can, the journalistic standards of truth, fairness, and transparency.
If you are interested in writing with us here, let us know. If you wish to contact us, see our contact page.
KFP is an offspring of the highly acclaimed national blog, Everyday Citizen. To learn more about the Kansas Free Press, you may wish to browse these pages too:
- Our Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
- Our Directory of Writers and Authors
- About Pamphleteering
- How to Recommend This Site to Others
- Frequently Asked Questions
- About Feeds, Subscriptions and Readers
- How to Contact Us (Prospective writers can also let us know they want to write!)
- Our Table of Contents
Thank you for your interest in our publication!
"This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882 - 1945
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