June 15, 2016
The Missouri Press Association nominating committee will be meeting in July/August to decide on candidates for 2017 MPA Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, three Directors and National Newspaper Association Representative.
The terms of current MPA Directors James White, Warsaw Benton County Enterprise; Trevor Vernon, Eldon Advertiser; and Jack Miles, Warrensburg Star-Journal, are expiring Dec. 31, 2016.
MPA Secretary Michael Jensen, Sikeston Standard, and MPA Treasurer Liz Irwin, Missouri Lawyers Media, St. Louis, are serving one-year terms, also expiring Dec. 31, 2016.
Tianna Brooks, Mountain View Standard News, is serving her second year as NNA Representative. According to MPA Bylaws, "the representative may not serve more than three years in succession at one time." If elected, she is eligible to serve until Dec. 31, 2017.
Persons who wish to be considered for any of the positions, including those persons whose terms are expiring, must complete a nomination form and return it to Missouri Press Association by July.
Jim Robertson, Columbia Daily Tribune, immediate past president of MPA, is chairman of the nominating committee this year. Elections will be held during the MPA Business Meeting on Sept. 30, in Branson during the MPA's 150th Annual Convention.
April 19, 2016
Missouri’s regional press associations will each hold meetings in the upcoming months covering a wide variety of topics. More information about individual meetings will be available in upcoming Missouri Press publications.
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April 19, 2016
Following 36 years of service to Missouri Press Association, Doug Crews officially stepped down as executive director at the end of February. In honor of his years of service, a retirement reception will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Columbia Country Club.
To RSVP for the reception, contact Kristie Williams via email at email@example.com or by phone 573-449-4167.
Columbia Country Club is located at 2210 N. Country Club Drive in Columbia.
Any donations honoring Crews’ service to Missouri Press should go to Missouri Press Foundation to assist with repairs to MPA’s Arrow Rock Print Shop Museum.
Donations to the Print Shop Museum can be sent to the Foundation at 802 Locust St., Columbia, MO 65201.
Executive Director Mark Maassen has taken over Crews’ duties effective March 1.
March 24, 2016
Missouri Press has received multiple requests to extend the deadline for the Better Newspaper Contest entries.
The new deadline is 11 p.m. Central Standard time Monday, April 4.
The contest will close automatically at that time.
All of the information about the contest — rules, categories, entry instructions — are 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: 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. Monday, April 4, and will not accept entries after that — no exceptions.
ALERT: For larger files such as Special Sections, you may upload your file(s) to Realview. You cannot upload these large entries directly to the contest template because it has space limitations.
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March 19, 2016
RJI offering free one-night hotel stay per organization for the first 40 that register by March 31
You’ve only got so much time and money, right?
You don’t believe you can afford to chase every opportunity that’s out there. And even if you could, you’re not sure you or your team would know how to do so in an efficient, effective manner.
Plan now to join your peers Thursday and Friday, April 14 and 15, at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri in Columbia. You’ll learn how community news organizations – weeklies, small dailies, and their websites – went from overwhelmed to overjoyed as they successfully tackled new opportunities.
You'll have the opportunity to not only learn the basics of social media, but actually build a page for your organization.
During the conference you’ll also learn how a family-owned group of weeklies brought in $400,000 in business in just 10 days. Does that get your attention? Want more? Save your spot and register today.
The conference is free.
RJI will pay for one hotel room for the night of April 14 at The Tiger Hotel for the first 40 organizations (one per organization) that register before March 31. See the travel page for more information.
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Friday June 24th
Thursday June 23rd
Register for the MPA 150th Annual Convention and Trade Show before June 30 for chance at dinner for two aboard Showboat Branson Belle! All you have to do to qualify for the drawing is register online or by using the form on the back of the June MPA News Magazine; entries must be postmarked by June 30 to be eligible. Don’t worry, if you have already registered to attend the convention, you will be automatically entered to win the tickets! Don’t wait to sign up! If you register by August 19, you will still receive $75 off your newspapers registration fee. Link
Wednesday June 22nd
Celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence! Missouri Press, in partnership with The Missouri Bar, has created a new educational feature to commemorate the anniversary and teach readers young -- and older -- about the document that contained the ideas that eventually brought forth a new nation. Click for more information! Link