Enjoy the growing number of podcasts made available to Missouri Press members through the Foundation. All MPF podcasts are also available through Itunes.

Political Advertising (Program 1) - October 2010

Political Advertising (Program 2) - October 2010
-Jean talks with Julie Allen of the Missouri Ethics Commission regarding political advertising. This two-program series discusses the definition of committees, attribution and includes a walk through the MEC website, so be sure and link to the site below when you tune in to Program 1.

Missouri Ethics Commission

Newspaper Web sites - Ocotober 2010
-Dawn speaks with Gary Sosniecki of Town News during the 2010 MPA Convention and Trade Show regarding the importance of your newspapers web site.

View Gary’s webinar, “Web Solutions for Community Newspapers,” HERE.


 Legal Podcast - April 2010
-Jean discusses the importance of understanding The Fair Housing Act and its rules preventing discrimination. Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity John Trasvina and Jean will discuss the obligation of newspaper companies, the impact of non-compliance and exceptions to the law. The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) administers and enforces federal laws and establishes policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice. 

Here are more links for more information:

Legal Podcast - February 2010
-Jean discusses the right of privacy for public officials with Columbia Daily Tribune Managing Editor Jim Robertson and Neighbor Newspapers Publisher Dave Berry.

Legal Podcast - December 2009
-Jean visits with MPA lobbyist Harry Gallagher about the legislative session and the process a bill goes through once it is put before the Missouri House, or Senate. A great primer for everyone on the legislative process.

Legal Podcast - November 2009
-Jean visits with Ted Bruce, an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri, concerning how reporters and newspapers in general should handle juvenile cases such as the one ongoing near Jefferson City.
April 2005 - Maneke Law Column

Legal Podcast - October 2009
- Jean visits with Tonda Rush, public policy consultant for the National Newspaper Association, about the role of public notices in newspapers.
All legal notices published in Missouri newspapers:
Guide to public notices required by Missouri statutes:



Comments from Gov. Jay Nixon's speech at the 2009 MPA Convention are available for the use of MISSOURI newspapers. Entities other than Missouri newspapers are not allowed to use the following clips WITHOUT the expressed permission of the MISSOURI PRESS ASSOCIATION.

Doug Crews with PETER WAGNER
A great conversation between Peter Wagner, publisher of the N’West Iowa Review, and Doug Crews, Executive Director of the Missouri Press Association, about the future of community newspapers. Peter enthusiastically maintains that even today, community journalism is still about delivery.
LINKS:  Learn more about Peter Wagner’s work at
Doug Crews with TONDA RUSH
Tonda Rush, public policy consultant for the National Newspaper Association, shares information with MPA’s Doug Crews, on issues she’s following in Washington, D.C. -- everything from health care to postal issues to public notices and how this legislation could impact community newspapers.
LINKS: Learn more about HR2727 at

Michael Daugherty with GREG BAKER
Greg Baker discusses ALL of the ways to make money through MPA's ad networks. From the 2x2 (display) network, to the Classified Ad Network, Mighty Mo and Online Ad Network, Missouri Press Service can help your newspaper, and your salespeople, make more money.

Legal Podcast - September 2009

- Join Jean as she discusses libel with Washington Missourian Publishing publisher Bill Miller, Jr. and Three Rivers Publishing publisher Rob Viehman.

Legal Podcast -- August 2009
-Jean talking with Columbia Tribune Associate Editor Andy Waters about the do's and don'ts of hosting open forums. They also discuss the posting of copyrighted material.
--Jean Maneke's Open Forums guidelines

Legal Podcast --July 2009
- Jean talking with Dawn Kitchell about photographs and advertising. She also discusses copyrighted and trademarked material and how to handle them when it comes to advertising.

Legal Podcast --June 2009

Missouri Sunshine Law - Jean talks with Ron Holliger, general counsel for the Missouri Attorney General’s office, on the Missouri Sunshine Law.
A copy of the Sunshine Law book with quizzes and other helpful information can be found at

Legal Podcast --May 2009

- Jean talking with Pat Groshong, an attorney in the claims department at Media/Professional Insurance.  Groshong speaks about a newspaper's libel insurance policy does for the newspaper, and about trends in media litigation across the country.
Media Professional Insurance:

Legal Podcast --April 2009 (A)
- Jean talking with Beth Riggert, Communications Counsel for the Missouri Supreme Court on topics dealing with the courts. Due to the length of this show, it is divided into two programs.

Legal Podcast  --April 2009 (B)
- Jean talking with Beth Riggert, Communications Counsel for the Missouri Supreme Court on topics such as how the economic downturn might affect the court system, reporter pooling, camera's, voice recorders and laptops in the courtroom.

Legal Podcast  --March 2009

- Jean discussing how newspapers can deal with advertising issues: political, housing, employment, adoption, class action lawsuits and work at home scams.  (MARCH, 2009)



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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



Thursday August 28th

Here's another #tbt from Missouri Press! Link

Thursday August 28th

MPA's 148th Annual Convention is rapidly approaching and we have more bonus reasons for you to attend! Bonus Reason #1: Have the opportunity to bid on many live auction items, such as: a Columbia package including a hot air balloon ride, a St. Louis package with sports tickets, a condo stay and winery package in Lake Ozark, several newspaper-related prints and much, much more! Link

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



Don't forget to join our Facebook event for our 148th Annual Convention, this September 25-27!
Tuesday August 19th


Missouri Press has just released another calendar of great resources! Check it out! #missourijournalism
Tuesday August 12th


Missouri Press Foundation is hosting a Technology Academy Nov. 6-7 at Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia. Come join us!
Wednesday August 6th


RT @TownNews: Congrats to our own @townnews_gary who recently picked up @ISWNE & @MissouriPress honors! | http://t.c…
Friday August 1st