April 30, 2015
April 20, 2015
Show-Me Press Association will meet June 12 at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton, Missouri.
The agenda features Jonathan Groves, Communication Professor at Drury University in Springfield. Jonathan will cover all the bases you need to know to develop a social media strategy. Attendees will learn economic development coverage strategies from John Beaudoin, Economic Development Communications Director of Lee's Summit. Then, you will get time to network and gain more information in the "Brews and Views" round table discussions.
The MPA/MPS/MPF Boards will meet the morning of June 12. See agenda for full details and to register.
April 15, 2015
The National Newspaper Association has received word from House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-LA, that repeal of the Estate Tax will reach the House floor Thursday afternoon. The bill is H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 by Reps. Kevin Brady, R-TX, and Sanford Bishop, D-GA.
If the estate tax is of concern to your newspaper or your publishing family, please contact your House member immediately to ask for a yes vote on HR 1105. You can find contact information for your representatives at www.house.gov.
Tonda Rush NNA CEO and General Counsel
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April 13, 2015
Join us for the 2015 Porter Fisher Golf Classic on Thurs., June 11!
Please join us at the golf course by 11 a.m. Box lunches will be provided before teeing off.
Please send your registration form and check to Missouri Press Foundation, 802 Locust St., Columbia, MO 65201; or pay by phone with a credit card, (573) 449-4167. Please make checks payable to Missouri Press Foundation.
Mulligans may be purchased at the course before teeing off. Prizes will be awarded after tournament. Please consider a contribution to the tournament prize/trophy fund. You may donate money or items. Your gift will be acknowledged at the golf course and in MPA publications.
See you on the course!
April 12, 2015
SEMO Press Association meeting in Cape Girardeau July 16
Registration begins 3 p.m. in the University Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
Programming includes "Newspapering Nuts and Bolts" with Gary Rust of Rust Communications; Sports photography and "Live streaming vs. YouTube video sharing" with Fred Lynch of the Southeast Missourian; and developing a marketing campaign that works with Beth Chism of the Perryville Republic Monitor.
Mark your calendar! View the meeting schedule and register today!
April 2, 2015
MU School of Journalism Dean Announced
David D. Kurpius is accomplished journalist, researcher, educator and administrator
COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Garnett Stokes announced today that David D. Kurpius, professor of mass communications and associate vice chancellor for enrollment management at Louisiana State University, will be the new dean of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, effective July 1, 2015.
"With more than 10 years of professional television news and production experience and a proven record of increasing diversity in student and faculty populations as an academic administrator, David is uniquely qualified to lead the School of Journalism and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute," Stokes said. "We're excited to have him here as the School of Journalism is poised to enter a new era of innovation. David's scholarship as well as his academic and professional background will help elevate MU's status as a top-tier, AAU (Association of American Universities), land-grant institution."
In his new role as dean, Kurpius will provide leadership and help shape the future of journalism and strategic communication through the school's... continued...
Friday April 24th
With three weeks until the legislative session ends May 15, MPA anticipates a full-court press by law enforcement to pass HCS HB 762, a bill to restrict police video from public access. We ask you to please contact your State Senator(s) in Jefferson City! Link
Friday April 24th
Do you know a great newspaper professional who should be recognized for his or her contributions to the industry? Missouri Press is accepting nominations for the MPA Hall of Fame until April 30! Link
Friday April 24th
Check out this exciting news for Missouri newspapers from Potter Conferences and Reynolds Journalism Institute! Link