December 18, 2014
Dizzy Dean stands among the legendary players who have left their mark on America's game. History remembers Dizzy not only for his prowess on the pitcher's mound, but also for his character off of it.
Your newspaper can share the story of Dizzy and the rest of "The Gashouse Gang" -- the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals baseball team -- in a new serialized story from Missouri Press Foundation and author Carolyn Mueller.
"The Gashouse Gang" is this year's Reading Across Missouri project, an endeavor to have young readers across the state inside their community newspapers reading and learning in 2015. This is the 10th year for the project.
The story is available now to Missouri newspapers to begin publishing in January. To access the package, which includes the Rules for Publication, promotional ad, teacher guide and 12 chapter features, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: readmo15.
December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014
Missouri Press Foundation has updated our page for Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame inductees. You may now view each inductee's profile, biography and available photographs on the official website for the Photojournalism Hall of Fame by browsing inductees by year, or browsing inductees alphabetically. Please take a look!
Photojournalists who have made outstanding contributions to Missouri journalism are recognized in the Hall. Their work is showcased along with other exhibits about photojournalism.
The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame endeavors to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to Missouri journalism, and to provide an exhibit venue to showcase these visual reporting pioneers, and the work of current photojournalists.
December 9, 2014
Missouri Press Foundation reached our #GivingTuesday goal! Thank you to everyone who supported our campaign to fund our 2015 William E. James Missouri Outstanding Young Journalist Awards. With your donation, we will recognize young talent and encourage quality newspaper journalism in Missouri. You made #GivingTuesday a great day for Missouri newspapers and Missouri Press Foundation!
While we successfully reached our campaign goal, Missouri Press Foundation continues to accept donations to encourage Missouri journalism. Click the link below to donate today! Thank you for your participation in helping us reach our goal!
Thank you for your contribution. Sincerely,Missouri Press Foundation
December 1, 2014
United States Senate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDECEMBER 1, 2014 Contact:John LaBombard (McCaskill): 202-228-6263Amber Marchand: (Blunt): 202-224-1403 McCaskill, Blunt to Postal Service: Postpone Planned ClosingsSenators demand Postal Service delay consolidation of mail processing facilities afterInspector General’s report indicates lack of transparency, inadequate impact studies, failure to properly inform public WASHINGTON – Missouri U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, along with a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues, today demanded a delay in the planned consolidation of up to 82 U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail processing facilities after the USPS Inspector General found the Postal Service failed to fulfill its obligations to adequately study the impact of the consolidations, and failed to inform the public of those impacts. “We strongly urge the USPS to delay implementation of any mail processing consolidations until feasibility studies are completed and there has been adequate time for public comment and consideration of those comments,” the Senators wrote. “Completed feasibility studies should include service standard impacts worksheets based on the revised service standards expected to be published on January 5, 2015. There is no reason that the USPS cannot delay its consolidations to provide time for the public to see and comment on the service standard worksheets. It is only fair to allow the process to unfold in this way, and the USPS gains little by deciding to continue the consolidation process on its current, arbitrary timeline.” The letter, available
November 19, 2014
Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, firstname.lastname@example.org, 573-882-6217
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Walter B. Potter Jr., a resident of Falls Church, Va., has committed $1 million to the University of Missouri School of Journalism to supplement the Walter B. Potter Fund for Innovation in Local Journalism, established in 2010. The endowment supports teaching and research centered on journalism that serves small communities, such as towns in rural areas or individual neighborhoods in larger urban areas. Potter says his gift is in honor of his late father, Walter Sr., and is motivated by his career as a journalist as well as his positive experiences as a graduate student at MU.
"The newspaper industry has provided three generations of my family with satisfying and rewarding lives," Potter said. "I just wanted to give back to the profession from which we have received so much. Also, my experience attending the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri was the major turning point in my newspaper career. Much of whatever success I've enjoyed has come thanks to what I learned and the people I met at the best journalism school in the world."
Potter's endowment established the Walter B. Potter, Sr. Conference, the first of which took place in 2011, and the next will take place Nov. 20-21, 2014 at the MU Reynolds Journalism... continued...
Friday December 19th
Missouri Blue Books make a great gift! Link
Friday December 19th
Happy Friday from Missouri Press Association! Link
Friday December 19th
The 2015 Reading Across Missouri story files on "The Gashouse Gang" are now available for download! The Reading Across Missouri Project is an endeavor to have young readers across the state inside their community newspapers reading and learning in 2015. Link