New feature commemorates Declaration of Independence

April 27, 2016

 Celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with a new feature from Missouri Press and The Missouri Bar.

On June 11, 1776, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and a few others were appointed to a committee to draft a declaration of independence from England. The Continental Congress officially adopted their Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4.

Take advantage of your schools' final weeks in session by publishing the feature in May in celebration of Law Day, or use it any time leading up to Independence Day in July.

To access the half-page feature, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: declaration.

 
 

Dates for regional press meetings set

April 19, 2016

Missouri’s regional press associations will each hold meetings in the upcoming months covering a wide variety of topics. More information about individual meetings will be available in upcoming Missouri Press publications.

A summary of each meeting is below:

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Tee off in Columbia for this year's Porter Fisher Golf Classic

April 19, 2016

Registration for individuals and teams participating in the 2016 Porter Fisher Golf Classic is now open.

To register, visit http://bit.ly/1UqxRjI to download the form or contact Missouri Press Foundation Director Melody Bezenek at 573-449-4167 or by email at mbezenek@socket.net.

Cost for play is $75 for individuals and $300 for teams. If you do not have a team, you can be grouped with other participants.

The golf classic will be played at A.L. Gustin Golf Course in Columbia. Lunch starts at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start for play will be at noon.

All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Missouri Press Foundation. All Missouri Press members and guests are welcome to participate.

 
 

Doug Crews' retirement reception is April 29

April 19, 2016

 

Following 36 years of service to Missouri Press Association, Doug Crews officially stepped down as executive director at the end of February. In honor of his years of service, a retirement reception will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Columbia Country Club.

To RSVP for the reception, contact Kristie Williams via email at kwilliams@socket.net or by phone 573-449-4167.

Columbia Country Club is located at 2210 N. Country Club Drive in Columbia.

Any donations honoring Crews’ service to Missouri Press should go to Missouri Press Foundation to assist with repairs to MPA’s Arrow Rock Print Shop Museum.

Donations to the Print Shop Museum can be sent to the Foundation at 802 Locust St., Columbia, MO 65201.

Executive Director Mark Maassen has taken over Crews’ duties effective March 1.

 
 

Meet Our Summer Internship Newspapers!

April 6, 2016

Summer internships last four, six or eight weeks. Eligible students must be enrolled in a post-secondary academic, professional or vocational newspaper journalism program in Missouri. In addition to earning a salary, interns may receive institutional credit, if their school allows it. Interns must assume responsibility to arrange credit with their institution.

Student interns may work as reporters, editors, photographers, designers, advertising representatives or web site editors/reporters, depending on the job being offered by the participating newspapers.

For more information on where internships are available, please click on the photo below. If you would like to intern, contact the newspaper offering the internship.

 

   
 
 

Your Input is Needed for MAMA!

March 24, 2016

For those of you who attended the Missouri Advertising Managers’ Association Meeting in Lake Ozark on March 10-11, thank you and we hope you had a productive, worthwhile and fun time!

Even if you did not attend or send anyone, please fill out this short survey to let us know how we did and what we can do to make the event even better in the future!  We’d love to attract new people and set a record number of attendees and contest entries next year!

Congratulations to Dennis Warden from the Gasconade County Republican! Not only did the Gasconade County Republican take home several awards in the Best Ad Contest, but Dennis was the recipient of the Dee Hamilton Sales Pro Award for his excellence in sales and professionalism!

Congratulations also to Deborah Baker. Deborah was the winner of the St. Louis Cardinals versus Kansas City Royals tickets from Amplified Digital!

Thank you to Brian Powers, Jean Maneke, Jeanine York, Jane Haberberger, Bryan Chester, Toni Sampson-Riebe and Amanda McGinnis for your contributions to make this an informative meeting!  We’d like to give a great big thank you to Les Borgmeyer for being a wonderful President to work with and for doing a great job leading the meeting.  Also thanks to Les for volunteering to serve another... continued...

 
 

Online Store Feature

2016 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

An alphabetical resource guide to all of the newspapers in the state of Missouri. $45.00

 

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Friday May 6th

Deadline in Disaster, MPA’s documentary about The Joplin Globe and its coverage of the May 22, 2011, tornado that devastated the city will be re-airing on Ozark Public Television in May. The documentary will air at 9 p. Link

Thursday May 5th

Reserve your passes for a KC Royals versus STL Cardinals game, scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Link

Wednesday May 4th

Register for the 126th Northwest Missouri Press Association Annual Meeting at Missouri Western State University on June 9! The cost is a $25 membership fee and $40 per person ($15 for lunch, and $25 for Russell Viers workshop). For questions, please contact W. Link

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