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."
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.
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Friday August 22nd
We're finally to reason #1 on our countdown for attending our 148th Annual Convention: Honor Your Peers! Come and salute your staff and peers at the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest Awards Ceremony AND the two William E. James Young Journalist Award winners on Saturday, Sept. Link
Thursday August 21st
Happy #tbt from Missouri Press! Here's a picture from our St. Louis convention in 2000! Link
Thursday August 21st
We're getting close to #1 on our countdown! But for now, check out reason #2 to attend our convention: Honor the New Hall of Fame Inductees! On Friday night, Sept. 26, honor the great Hall of Fame class of 2014: Gary and Helen Sosniecki, Don and Kathy Ginnings, Judy Dixon and David Bradley, Jr. Link