About Us

What is the PPA?

  • Educational, nonprofit organization to promote excellence in journalism
  • Includes 50 member newspapers in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains, Oklahoma Panhandle, Southern Kansas and Eastern New Mexico
  • Sponsors educational seminars for students and member newspapers
  • Offers scholarships for high school seniors planning to major in journalism
  • Supports the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas
  • Offers an annual convention in Amarillo
  • Conducts an annual Better Newspaper Contest with plaques and certificates for newspapers that place
  • Includes a Hall of Fame to honor outstanding lifetime achievement in journalism