March is Women's History Month

March 4, 2015

 March is Women's History Month and Missouri Press has added 12 new features to its series on the First Ladies of America. 

The series now includes features on 24 women who served in that role, beginning with Martha Washington. Use one or all of the features.

Each year, we're adding to the series, made possible by a donation from The Joplin Globe.

To access the First Ladies of America series, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: ladies.

 
 

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Thoughts and Prayers Extended for Tom Schweich

February 26, 2015

The Missouri Press Association offers its deepest sympathy on the passing of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich.

Thoughts and prayers are extended to Mr. Schweich's family, co-workers, friends and colleagues.

Sincerely,

The Missouri Press Association

 

 
 

Student Editorials for Newspaper In Education Week

February 25, 2015

Missouri Press and the Missouri School of Journalism have collaborated again this year to produce student editorials commemorating Newspaper In Education Week, March 2-8.

Editorials written by 16 students are available, along with short biographies of the student writers and their photos.

To access the editorials, visit www.mo-nie.com and use download code: nieops. Please include student bylines when using the editorials.

Also at www.mo-nie.com, you can download past editorial cartoons donated by the Columbia Daily Tribune's John Darkow, using download code: mocartoon.

 
 

2015 Missouri Better Newspaper Contest Now Underway!

February 19, 2015

The 2015 Missouri Press Foundation Better Newspaper Contest is officially underway. The BNC template is NOW OPEN for entries. The entry deadline is 11 p.m. March 31. The contest template will close automatically at that time.

All of the information about the contest -- rules, categories, entry instructions -- are at http://www.mopress.com/contests.php.

Entries to the Missouri Press Foundation's Newspaper Contest will be submitted using BetterBNC Online Journalism Awards Platform: https://betternewspapercontest.com/login

IMPORTANT: BetterBNC is optimized for Google Chrome. If you do not have Google Chrome, download it at http://www.google.com/chrome

DEADLINE: There is no need to wait until the deadline to upload your entries! The contest template will close 11 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, and will not accept entries after that -- no exceptions. You may begin uploading your entries now.

ALERT: For larger files such as Special Sections, you may upload your file(s) to Realview. You cannot upload these large entries directly to the contest template because it has space limitations. Large files need to be uploaded to Realview. Realview can be accessed directly from betterbnc.com. Look for the Realview icon and that link will take you directly to their site.

THREE TIPS TO MAKE UPLOADING EASY:

1. If you have entries that consist of more than one piece of content, combine them into one file. This will make uploading and... continued...

 
 

National Press Foundation: The Aftermath of Ferguson

February 18, 2015

Ferguson wasn't the first news story fraught with racial overtones and it won't be the last. White cop shoots black man, the story that erupted from Ferguson last August and picked up steam with similar violence in New York City and Cleveland. "Hands up, don't shoot" went viral on Twitter.

What happens when a newsroom finds itself in that vortex? What happens when hundreds of reporters from across the country and across the world find their way to your community to cover a story like Ferguson?

The story exploded within 24 hours, putting enormous pressure on local newsrooms including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the dominant regional media.

Continue reading the full article on the National Press Foundation website.

View the video below about St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor Gilbert Bailon, who will receive the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year award for his leadership of the Ferguson coverage.

 
 

Online Store Feature

2015 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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

 

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