About the foundation

The Missouri Press Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation formed in 1984, by the Missouri Press Association. "The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized are: exclusively for charitable, literary, or educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) including such activities as providing journalism scholarships and faculty honorariums, conducting journalism seminars, making journalism merit awards, coordinating newspapers in education programs, collecting and preserving old printing presses and printing equipment, operating historical museums on a not for profit basis, and other journalistic activities deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors."

Activities

The Foundation conducts the annual Missouri Better Newspaper Contest to reward and encourage excellence in newspaper journalism. It operates a museum and newspaper office (circa 1850) for the general public at Arrow Rock, MO. Seminars and workshops are held on various phases of newspaper operations to improve skills of journalists. The Foundation also awards grants, awards and donations to deserving journalism students, teachers and institutions teaching journalism.


Funding

Missouri Press Foundation is supported by private contributions and memberships. Contributions come from individuals, corporations, foundations and others, both inside and outside the journalism fraternity. All donations are 100 percent deductible. The Foundation is recognized by the state and federal governments as a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation. Contact the Missouri Press Association for further information. Click here to download the Foundation Builders Brochure.

                               

                               

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Friday March 27th

MPA wishes the happiest of birthdays to Kristie Williams, our Membership Services Director! Kristie handles a myriad of tasks, from planning our annual convention and trade show to organizing MPA memberships! Thanks for all that you do, Kristie! Link

Thursday March 26th

"Newspapers contribute to the fabric of the community by driving local conversation, creating shopping habits, and informing the public of local events, said Paul Kasbohm, senior vice president/chief revenue officer of the Star Tribune. 'If anyone's going to win in the local marketplace, it should be newspapers. Link

Thursday March 26th

Here's a throwback from our 1989 Better Newspaper Contest! Don't forget that the entry deadline for this year's BNC is NEXT TUESDAY! http://bit.ly/1DGInYh Link

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