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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2014 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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

 

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Tuesday November 25th

Have you seen our December 2014 Magazine? Check it out! Link

Monday November 24th

Attention MPA members: Get inexpensive collection letters sent! For MPA members only, Jean Maneke, Maneke Law, will send out inexpensive collection letters to clean up that past-due list. Member newspapers can send past-due bills to Maneke Law and they will generate a demand letter. Link

Friday November 21st

"Buffett, the 'Oracle of Omaha,' understands that the newspaper industry isn’t dead. It would be wise for publishers to listen to what he’s got to say. Link

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Thursday November 20th

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Wednesday November 19th

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