Ferguson Panel on Sept. 26

September 15, 2014

The Missouri Press Association has assembled a panel of journalists and the superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol for a presentation on "The News from Ferguson, Missouri: What Lessons Can Be Learned?" as part of its annual convention program on Sept. 26 in Columbia. Freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom of information, the rights of property owners, and law enforcement’s duty to maintain order: all of those interests came into sharp view and even sharper conflict amid the protests that followed the fatal shooting Aug. 9 by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, of an unarmed black man, Michael Brown, on the streets of Ferguson, bringing the focus of the nation and the world on events that followed – and continue to this day. Panelists at the MPA's 148th Annual Convention will discuss the lessons from Ferguson, a northwest St. Louis suburb, and the way forward for all concerned. The panelists will provide opening comments about their personal experiences of the days and nights of unrest in Ferguson, and then answer questions from journalists in the audience.  Members of the panel are:    • Paul Stevens, former Associated Press bureau chief in Kansas City, who will serve as moderator.    • Colonel Ron Replogle, Missouri State Highway Patrol superintendent.    • John Eligon, New York Times correspondent, Kansas City.    • David Carson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer.    • Kenya Vaughn,... continued...

Missouri Mules and Men Exhibit by Duane Dailey

September 15, 2014

Missouri Mules and Men, the upcoming exhibit has been some time in making - since the 1980s, when Duane Dailey embarked on the project with MU Agriculture protege Dr. Melvin Bradley. Dailey is a member of the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame.Attached is a poster of the show (click to enlarge), which has opened in Lee Hills Hall at the Missouri School of Journalism. There's a Gallery Gala on Thursday, September 18, with Dailey present; this is also a stop on the Ninth Annual Gallery Crawl sponsored by the MU group Artifact.


It's not too late! Register for Missouri Press Association's 148th Annual Convention Today!

September 5, 2014

 MPA's 148th Annual Convention is rapidly approaching and there are so many reasons to attend!

You'll have the opportunity to bid on many live auction items, such as: a Columbia package including a hot air balloon ride like a St. Louis package with sports tickets; a condo stay and winery package in Lake Ozark; several newspaper-related prints and much, much more!

Find the full agenda and registration information here!


Missouri Press Association Convention Coming! September 25-27

July 22, 2014

MPA Convention Coming September 25-27 in Columbia, Mo.  Up, Up and Away! Missouri Press Association is rising to new heights to help our members!     Register today for the MPA Convention in Columbia, Mo. on September 25-27. We'll have great sessions and speakers, on-site newspaper design consultation, business and leadership panel discussions, tour and dinner at Les Bourgeois Winery in Rocheport, Mo., Hall of Fame banquet and contest awards, and much more!   You may download a copy of the Convention_agenda_here for the MPA convention here. Don't forget to register, you can do so online here! We look forward to seeing you.  2014 Missouri Press Convention Registration Form

Save the Date! The Walter B. Potter Sr. Conference: Innovation and Transformation in Community Newspapers

July 17, 2014

The Walter B. Potter Sr. Conference: Innovation and Transformation in Community Newspapers

information from The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is inviting industry professionals to the second Walter B. Potter Sr. Conference this fall and the price of admission is two successful ideas - proven winners that generated revenue, boosted readership or improved your operation. The Potter Conference will bring together community news executives and leaders at the Missouri School of Journalism for an exchange and dialogue of best practices that will help sustain local journalism, especially in small and rural markets.

The two-day event will be held November 20-21 at RJI in Columbia, Missouri. All participants will be permitted to bring up to three colleagues from their outlet or media group.

We're looking for 40 unique ideas, not 40 versions of the same idea. Once registration opens, you might wish to submit several ideas to increase your chances for participation.Those who make it to the conference will return home with access to all 40 (or more) innovations, including details on how to implement them at your organization.

Registration will open soon, so save the date and start gathering your successful ideas.


Online Store Feature

2014 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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



Wednesday September 17th

Kristie Williams sorts stacks of award plaques Tuesday, Sept. 16 in preparation for the upcoming Missouri Press Association Annual Conference Sept. Link

Wednesday September 17th

Happy Constitution Day! Test your knowledge by taking our Constitution Quiz, available for download on our website. Check it out! Link

Tuesday September 16th

Missouri Press Association will be honoring the winners of its 2014 Missouri Better Newspaper Contest on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. Link



RT @ajost: Now THIS is a Ferguson media panel. http://t.co/Bq3vjfw640 @MissouriPress
Wednesday September 17th


Happy Constitution Day! Test your knowledge by taking our Constitution Quiz, available for download on our website. http://t.co/KChYROorlt
Wednesday September 17th


RT @Best_Schools: @MissouriPress Guess who’s ranked The Best Online College in #Missouri http://t.co/jlg5zlFDvp http://t.co/QsNh2fsF5D
Monday September 15th


Stop by Lee Hills Hall this Thursday, Sept. 18 to check out Duane Dailey's "Missouri Mules and Men" exhibit! http://t.co/02K26yXufn
Monday September 15th