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 April 11th

Happy 73rd birthday to journalist and columnist Ellen Goodman! Goodman won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 1980 and has spent her life documenting social change and its impact on American society. Photo courtesy of washingtonpost. Link

Wednesday April 9th

It's not too late to register for the Missouri Advertising Managers Annual Meeting! Registration is open until Friday. We'd love to have you! Link

Friday April 4th

Kent Ford, editor at the Missouri Press Association, was honored Thursday, April 3 at a retirement party recognizing 25 years of service with the association in Columbia. More than 50 newspaper people attended the event. Link

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