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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2015 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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

 

OUR FACEBOOK FEED

Monday March 2nd

Mark your calendars for the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE) conference! The conference will be June 24-28 at Reynolds Journalism Institute. Link

Monday March 2nd

It's Newspaper In Education Week! Missouri Press and the Missouri School of Journalism have collaborated again this year to produce student editorials available for download. Link

Friday February 27th

Happy birthday wishes to our Executive Director, Doug Crews! Thank you for all that you do! Link

RECENT TWEETS

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Mark your calendars for the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE) conference at @rji, June 24-28! http://t.co/7dS9cZyGXn
Monday March 2nd

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It's Newspaper In Education Week! MPA and @mojonews have collaborated to produce student editorials for download! http://t.co/lO9pFvRLt0
Monday March 2nd

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Happy birthday wishes to our Executive Director, Doug Crews! Thank you for all that you do! http://t.co/sEshkrx3g2
Friday February 27th

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It's #tbt from MPA's 1985 convention! We couldn't resist posting this picture! http://t.co/bKRCXrUel2
Thursday February 26th