Newspaper is the foundation of NPG’s more than seventy-year commitment to providing quality journalism and effective advertising to the communities we serve.

The company, which began with the purchase of the News-Press & Gazette in 1951, has owned and operated many community newspapers in Kansas and Missouri. In each of these communities,  NPG has maintained a steadfast commitment to providing accurate and relevant news and information to its readers.  Today, NPG focuses exclusively on the St. Joseph News-Press as it’s only newspaper publication. 

The evolution of how news and information is delivered, and consumed, has changed significantly since 1951. The consumer demand for making news available when and where needed, and in near real-time, has been the north star in NPG’s journey to its continued evolution of meeting those demands.

The St. Joseph News-Press is now delivered digitally each day and twice weekly in print; Wednesday’s News-Press MidWeek and our weekend package, News-Press Weekender. Our award-winning content is also available on the NewsPressNow website and news app.


NPG first entered television in 1976 bringing the company's strong journalist principles to a new medium.  Now the Broadcast Division serves 10 diverse markets in some of the most beautiful cities in the Midwest and western United States.

NPG Broadcast is number one in local news in many of our markets. We serve both English and Spanish speaking audiences on television and radio.   The group includes ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CW, Telemundo, Azteca and MyNetwork affiliates.

In addition to promoting strong journalism values, NPG also is committed to building a sales culture with a foundation in long-term partnerships and equipping the sales team with the best training and tools to succeed. We pride ourselves on being committed to local news, information and community service in all of our markets.


All of our newspaper and broadcast stations provide advertising solutions on a variety of digital platforms.  We help our clients grow to meet emerging market demands on all platforms.






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