February 17, 2017
February 14, 2017
Sign up today for Missouri Advertising Managers' Association Meeting! We have a great two days of new ideas, great speakers, awards, networking and fun planned!
The meeting will be held April 6-7 at Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.We have a packed schedule this year. On Thursday, April 6, the featured speaker will be Jack Miller from True Media. Jack will be speaking about the hot buttons that advertising agencies look at when placing ads. Jim Sterling from Missouri School of Journalism will then present great ideas for special sections. We will round out day one of learning by sharing YOUR great ideas that you've had and you will have a chance to win cash if your idea wins the best idea! That evening, we will honor the winners in the 2017 MAMA Best Ad Contest and the Dee Hamilton Sales Pro Award. We'll end day one by painting the town! This will be a guided paint networking event, with libations! Friday, April 7, will feature Bill Church of GateHouse Media. Bill will present on how great content can create revenue opportunities. Day two will also... continued...
February 10, 2017
Nominations are being taken now for three of the top awards of the Missouri Press Association and Foundation:
— Missouri Newspaper Hall of Fame— Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame— Outstanding Young Journalist
Nominations for all three of the 2017 awards must be in the MPA office by March 31.
Nomination forms are at mopress.com/ current_forms.php , or you can contact Matthew Barba by phone at 573-4449-4167, ext. 302, or by email at email@example.com.
At the 2017 MPA Convention (Sept. 28-30) in Springfield, Newspaper Hall of Fame honorees will be inducted and Outstanding Young Journalist award winners — one from a weekly and one from a daily — will be recognized and receive their cash awards. Photojournalism Hall of Fame honorees will be inducted in a ceremony this fall.
Each of the nomination forms includes the criteria for selection.
Anyone is welcome to nominate people for these honors. Provide as much documentation as you can and any letters of support from others in the newspaper industry or other friends and associates.
February 9, 2017
The 2017 Missouri Press Foundation Better Newspaper Contest template is now open and members can begin submitting entries. If you haven’t yet, start collecting your entries for this year’s contest now.
Don’t wait until the March 31 deadline to enter your entries in the template.
All of the information about the contest — rules, categories, entry instructions — is at http://www.mopress.com/contests.php .
Entries to the Missouri Press Foundation’s Newspaper Contest will be submitted using BetterBNC Online Journalism Awards Platform: https://betternewspapercontest.com/login
IMPORTANT: It is important to remember BetterBNC is optimized for Google Chrome. If you do not have Google Chrome, download it at http://www.google.com/chrome.
DEADLINE: There is no need to wait until the deadline to upload your entries! The contest template will close 11 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, and will not accept entries after that -- no exceptions. You may begin uploading your entries now.
ALERT: Please try to keep file sizes under 5mb to aid judges in accessing entry content. For larger files such as Special Sections, there are options provided in the contest template. You cannot upload these large entries directly to the contest template because it has space limitations.
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January 26, 2017
Throughout our nation’s history, government agencies have been required to alert citizens of certain government activities that may impact a local community, providing citizens with an opportunity to stay informed and take action when necessary. Newspapers have long partnered with government agencies by publishing public notices, enabling the government to be fully transparent and accountable to citizen taxpayers. In recent years, state legislatures – most recently in New Jersey – have proposed to move public notices out of printed newspapers and onto government-run websites.
Publishing public notices in newspapers informs a wide audience in a local community of a government agency’s action; reaching citizens that are passive information seekers that would not be aware of the fact that notices impacting the community are on a government agency’s website. Publishing public notices through the local newspaper also serves an important audit role as the newspaper acts as an independent third party able to legally verify that the government agency has given the public notice.
The News Media Alliance has created ads highlighting the importance of keeping public notices in newspapers. We encourage you to run these advertisements in your newspaper over time to help educate the public. Ads can be published as is, or you can add your own logo. If you have any questions about the ads, please email Lindsey Loving, Lindsey@newsmediaalliance.org.
Find the ads here.
Friday February 17th
Sign up today for Missouri Advertising Managers' Association Meeting! Link
Thursday February 16th
"The new guides alone will be useful for those looking to kickstart new projects (and potential revenue-generators) they’ve never tried before, such as live events, and are full of real examples of what other outlets have already tried." via Nieman Journalism Lab Link
Wednesday February 15th