MONUMENT

This monument to the first newspaper in Missouri stood on the north bank of the Missouri River just across from Boonville near Old Franklin. Erected in 1919, it was washed away in the Great Flood of 1993. The photos show H. Denny Davis (now deceased), publisher of the Fayette Advertiser, at the rededication of the old monument during the Missouri Press Association's 125th Annual Convention in 1991. A replacement monument was built near this spot, next to the cross-state KATY Trail, in 1997.

Don Winningham, Fayette, designer of the monument, died in 1997.

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2016 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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

 

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Thursday May 26th

Your input is needed for an upcoming NIE project! Earlier this month, MPA sent a brief survey to Missouri’s newspapers to gauge interest in a project with the National World War I Museum to create Newspaper In Education content to be published in the spring of 2017, for the Centennial of the United States entering into WWI. About 40 newspapers responded with enthusiasm for the project – some even offering suggestions on content! But we need to hear from more of you – about 246 more of you! Please respond to DAWN KITCHELL, dawnkitchell@gmail. Link

Wednesday May 25th

Register for the Judicial-Media Knowledge Exchange workshop on June 30 from 7:30 a.m. Link

Tuesday May 24th

Register for the Northwest Press Association meeting June 9 on the Missouri Western State University campus in St. Joseph. Link

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Thursday May 26th

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Wednesday May 25th

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Tuesday May 24th

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Monday May 23rd