2016 Convention 


The Chateau on the Lake in Branson will be the preeminent setting for all Missouri publishers and members of their newspapers’ staff Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2016 as Missouri Press Association (MPA) hosts its Sesquicentennial Convention. Every effort has been made to ensure the 2016 convention is a celebration worthy of 150 years of service. We have attempted to tie in the old with the new, while incorporating a little Branson flair, to observe this once-in-a-lifetime anniversary.

See the agenda and register today! Convention AgendaPrintable registration form | Click here to reserve your sleeping room by August 19!

For information and inquiries on the convention, please contact Kristie Williams by phone at (573) 449-4167 ext. 301 or by email at

Sponsorship Opportunities! For a full description of all sponsorship opportunities, download the packet here! To sign up as a sponsor or trade show exhibitor, fill out the online form here. 

If you would like to be a sponsor or trade show exhibitor and have questions, please contact Melody Bezenek by phone at 573-449-4167 ext. 303 or by email at

Join us for Boots, Bling and Barbeque, a fundraiser for Missouri Press Foundation on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7PM. Guests will enjoy a barbeque dinner, live country music from Nashville artists Beau Fuller, Casey Muessigmann and Steve Dorian.  Contact Melody Bezenek or click above to register.   


Did you miss our 2015 Annual Convention? Check out our Facebook page by clicking here. 



Online Store Feature

2016 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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



Wednesday October 26th

A big thanks to all of our members who helped us celebrate MPA's 150th Convention! Link

Tuesday October 25th Link

Monday October 24th

All Missourians are encouraged to help select the design of a new automobile license plate, which will be out in time for the Show-Me State’s bicentennial in 2021. Options for the plate design will be presented at four public hearings across the state, including the following: — October 25 at the MoDOT Transportation Management Center (14301 South Outer 40 Road, Town and Country, MO 63017), phone 314. Link



A big thanks to all of our members who helped us celebrate MPA's 150th Convention! | #MPA150
Thursday October 27th


Check out some of our recently uploaded photos from 150th Annual Convention! #MPA150
Wednesday October 26th


McClatchy Strategy: Go Big and Small to Create ‘Moments’ With Each Reader | via @streetfightmag
Tuesday October 25th


Missourians invited to help select bicentennial license plate |
Monday October 24th