Seaton, Brown, Stevens join Kansas press hall

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Manhattan Mercury editor Edward Seaton, longtime Kansas State University journalism instructor Bill Brown and retired Associated Press executive Paul Stevens are now members of the Kansas Press Association Hall of Fame.

The three entered the hall Friday during a KPA banquet in Topeka.

Seaton has led the Manhattan newspaper since 1969, and is considered one of the state’s leading editorial voices and advocates for open government.

Brown was editor of The Garden City Telegram, leading the paper’s coverage of the 1959 Clutter killings in nearby Holcomb. He later became a respected journalism professor at Kansas State.

Stevens was a reporter and editor in various AP bureaus, eventually becoming bureau chief and regional vice president for the AP in Kansas City, Mo. He retired from the news cooperative in 2009.

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