February 3, 2016
The 2016 Missouri Press Foundation Better Newspaper Contest is officially underway!
The BNC template is NOW OPEN for entries. The entry deadline is 11 p.m. March 31. The contest template 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. Tuesday, March 31, and will not accept entries after that — no exceptions.
You may begin uploading your entries now.
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.
Large files need to be uploaded to Realview. Realview can be accessed directly from betterbnc.com. Look for the Realview icon and that link will take you directly to their... continued...
February 1, 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.
The Tiger Hotel is located just a few blocks from RJI. Parking is available for $10 a... continued...
January 21, 2016
Gov. Nixon will join via videoconference to take questions from MPA members
January 27 is last day to register for Day at the Capitol; your attendance is needed
Thursday, February 4, in Jefferson City
8:00-9:30 a.m.: Breakfast for MPA Members and Legislators (pastries and coffee), House Hearing Room 2, State Capitol Basement.
10:00-11:30 a.m.: Day at the Capitol program in the Senate Lounge, Third Floor, State Capitol. The morning program features Missouri State Auditor... continued...
January 20, 2016
Missouri Press Association Report from Jefferson City Jan. 20, 2016
It is IMPORTANT that you and representatives from your newspaper come to Jefferson City on Feb. 4, to talk with your elected officials at MPA Day at the Capitol!
If you have not registered, please do so today!
To register, please click on the following link: Day At The Capitol Form(Have you contacted your State Representative about House Bill 2089 that would move the county financial statement in 2nd, 3rd and 4th class counties from the local newspaper to the county's web site? Please contact your State Representative about the county financial statement bill!)
Missouri Press Association representatives testified on two bills Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the state capitol
Mark Maassen testified in the House Elections Committee in support of House Bill 1479, sponsored by Elections Committee Chair Rep. Sue Entlicher (R-Bolivar).
The bill would give local citizens an opportunity of knowing that a candidate for local office has withdrawn at the last minute before the filing deadline. The issue was brought to our attention more than a year ago by Toby Carrig, publisher of the Ste. Genevieve Herald.
HB 1479 would not require a new public notice. The bill would allow the filing period to open up a few days during the following week after the filing deadline, giving enough time for a news article to appear in the local newspaper, enough time for word to circulate in town, giving citizens who might want to... continued...
January 20, 2016
Is our government too open? In honor of Sunshine Week, March 13-19, Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs are hosting a debate on the transparency in government.
From 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Fred W. Smith Forum (Room 200), professors Bruce Cain of Stanford University and Charles Lewis of American University School of Communication will debate on the transparency in the federal government. The debate will be moderated by Barbara Petersen.
The timing of the debate coincides with Sunshine Week, the nationally observed annual celebration of open government, and reformers are always trying to improve public access to information about decision making in government for decades. But some influential commentators now argue that the drive for transparency has gone too far, undermining the capacity of elected officials to reach agreements on policies and make those policies work, according to RJI.
Attending the debate is free and registration is available online on RJI’s website at http://bit.ly/1SBng4a. Refreshments will be available at 6:30 p.m. and a book signing for both speakers will be after the debate.
If you would like to participate in the converation before, during and after the event, use the hashtag #opengovdebate.
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Thursday February 4th
#tbt to the 1993 Missouri Advertising Manager's Association Meeting! The 1993 fall workshop took place in Jefferson City Nov. 4-5 and included an award ceremony for the best ads of the year. Link