September 1, 2014Order the Missouri Blue Book Today!

 

    August 29, 2014It's not too late! Register for Missouri Press Association's 148th Annual Convention Today!

 

 MPA's 148th Annual Convention is rapidly approaching and there are so many reasons to attend!

You'll have the opportunity to bid on many live auction items, such as: a Columbia package including a hot air balloon ride like a St. Louis package with sports tickets; a condo stay and winery package in Lake Ozark; several newspaper-related prints and much, much more!

Find the full agenda and registration information here!

 

    August 28, 2014Readers can test their Constitution IQ with new feature

 How well do you know your U.S. Constitution? Test your I.Q. along with your readers with a new feature that offers 18 questions about our nation's founding document.  Drive readers through your newspaper to find the answers on the companion feature that you publish IN THE SAME ISSUE.

Readers young -- and older -- will benefit from a Constitution Day civic lesson on or near Sept. 17. In addition to the Constitution Quiz, MPA has four archived features created in partnership with The Missouri Bar.

To download the Constitution Quiz and answers feature, or any of the archived features, use download code: constitution.

 

    August 20, 2014Promote "Lift Off to Literacy" on or near Sept. 8

Sept. 8 is International Literacy Day, established in 1965 to focus attention on worldwide literacy needs. More than 780 million of the world's a dults do not know how to read or write, and more than 94 million children lack access to education.

Missouri Press has joined a national effort by the International Reading Association and NASA to encourage kids to devote an additional 60 seconds a day to literacy activities. MPA has created a feature that promotes using the newspaper to improve literacy skills for children of all ages. 

To download the feature, visit... continued...

 

    August 14, 2014Teacher resource for Using Newspaper to Teach Language Arts Available

 The teaching resource, "Using the Newspaper to Meet Langauge Arts Standards" has been updated and is available now for download. Newspapers are encouraged to promote this resource to local teachers. Copy and distribute or upload to your website.

The 28-page teacher guide offers newspaper-based K-12 classroom activities that teach the language arts skill of the Missouri Learning Standards.

Download code: standards14

 

    August 8, 2014Great Resources Ahead for Missouri Newspapers

 Summer is winding down and back-to-school stories are hitting your newspapers. Do your fall plans include reaching out to young readers in your community? Missouri Press has just released another calendar of great resources that will help you reach and teach readers young -- and older -- inside your newspaper. Our first new feature celebrates International Literacy Day on September 8. Check out the calendar HERE!
 

    August 3, 2014MPF Hosting Technology Academy on Nov. 6-7

The Missouri Press Foundation is sponsoring a Technology Academy 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7 at Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia.

Viers will explain the Adobe Creative Suite and take you through the most popular programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge and Acrobat XI Pro). He will give you time saving techniques you can take back to your newspaper and use immediately.

The 2014 MPF Technology Academy is limited to the first 15 who register. Most Adobe training cost hundreds of dollars for one session. You will only pay $99... continued...

 

    August 1, 2014Our Spooktacular Contest is Back!

 

Calling all sales reps! The Spooktacular contest is back, starting this August through October! This is a great opportunity for your sales representatives to earn extra money and compete for a grand prize of $500. The earlier you start, the more cash you can earn!

 Sell a Statewide Classified for $350 and your newspaper keeps $150 Sell a 2x2 for $1,200 and your newspaper keeps $600 Sell a 2x4 for $2,400 and your newspaper keeps $1,200 Sell a 1x2 Statewide Display for $599 and... continued...
 

    July 22, 2014Missouri Press Association Convention Coming! September 25-27

MPA Convention Coming September 25-27 in Columbia, Mo.  Up, Up and Away! Missouri Press Association is rising to new heights to help our members!     Register today for the MPA Convention in Columbia, Mo. on September 25-27. We'll have great sessions and speakers, on-site newspaper design consultation, business and leadership panel discussions, tour and dinner at Les Bourgeois Winery in Rocheport, Mo., Hall of Fame banquet and contest awards, and... continued...
 

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