April 20, 2015
Show-Me Press Association will meet June 12 at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton, Missouri.
The agenda features Jonathan Groves, Communication Professor at Drury University in Springfield. Jonathan will cover all the bases you need to know to develop a social media strategy. Attendees will learn economic development coverage strategies from John Beaudoin, Economic Development Communications Director of Lee's Summit. Then, you will get time to network and gain more information in the "Brews and Views" round table discussions.
The MPA/MPS/MPF Boards will meet the morning of June 12. See agenda for full details and to register.
April 15, 2015
The National Newspaper Association has received word from House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-LA, that repeal of the Estate Tax will reach the House floor Thursday afternoon. The bill is H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 by Reps. Kevin Brady, R-TX, and Sanford Bishop, D-GA.
If the estate tax is of concern to your newspaper or your publishing family, please contact your House member immediately to ask for a yes vote on HR 1105. You can find contact information for your representatives at www.house.gov.
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April 12, 2015
SEMO Press Association meeting in Cape Girardeau July 16
Registration begins 3 p.m. in the University Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
Programming includes "Newspapering Nuts and Bolts" with Gary Rust of Rust Communications; Sports photography and "Live streaming vs. YouTube video sharing" with Fred Lynch of the Southeast Missourian; and developing a marketing campaign that works with Beth Chism of the Perryville Republic Monitor.
Mark your calendar! View the meeting schedule and register today!
April 2, 2015
MU School of Journalism Dean Announced
David D. Kurpius is accomplished journalist, researcher, educator and administrator
COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Garnett Stokes announced today that David D. Kurpius, professor of mass communications and associate vice chancellor for enrollment management at Louisiana State University, will be the new dean of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, effective July 1, 2015.
"With more than 10 years of professional television news and production experience and a proven record of increasing diversity in student and faculty populations as an academic administrator, David is uniquely qualified to lead the School of Journalism and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute," Stokes said. "We're excited to have him here as the School of Journalism is poised to enter a new era of innovation. David's scholarship as well as his academic and professional background will help elevate MU's status as a top-tier, AAU (Association of American Universities), land-grant institution."
In his new role as dean, Kurpius will provide leadership and help shape the future of journalism and strategic communication through the school's missions of... continued...
March 10, 2015
Make plans now to join news organizations across the country in observing Sunshine Week March 15-21.
Participate in the discussion about the importance of access to public information and what it means for communities.
A national Sunshine Week toolkit will be available free to Missouri Press Association members. The toolkit contains high-impact stories, a commentary piece, informational graphics and editorial cartoons, all spearheaded by The Associated Press, The McClatchy Company, USA TODAY and Gannett Co., Inc.
In addition to running nationally created materials, Missouri Press Association newspapers are encouraged to publish local Sunshine Week editorials, stories, columns, cartoons and graphics. This is an opportunity to inform readers about the role the local newspaper plays in fighting for their right to know and keeping government accountable to the public.
The Sunshine Week toolkit is a free resource available to any participant including, but not limited to, professional and student journalists working in any medium; bloggers; civic and non-profit organizations; schools; and government officials.
Please note that permission to use these materials covers only the seven days of Sunshine Week (March 15-21, 2015).
For more information, including logos, editorials and cartoons to run in your publication, visit sunshineweek.rcfp.org.
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Tuesday April 28th
Did you know that the National Newspaper Association's 129th Annual Convention and Trade Show is in St. Charles this year? Don't miss this opportunity to attend a national convention and meet community newspaper publishers from across the nation! Link
Monday April 27th
Don't forget to mark your calendar for the 2015 Annual Convention, scheduled for Sept. 10-12, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Mo. Link
Monday April 27th
Have you heard about our new 11-part series created in partnership with the Missouri Division of Tourism? Missouri Road Trip 2015: Every Hero Has a Story is available now for publication between May 1 and Aug. 31, 2015. Link