October 24, 2014
October 23, 2014
Contact:Andrea Sporcic Klund, Missouri Film Office, 573-526-3566Missouri Film Office Seeks Entries for Inaugural Scriptwriting Competition Jefferson City, Mo. –The Missouri Film Office is looking for writers who have penned screenplays or TV pilot scripts set in the Show-Me State. The newly established Missouri Stories Screenwriting Fellowship Program officially is open to screenwriters from around the country through Nov. 28. Sponsored by the Missouri Film Office and the Missouri Motion Media Association, the competition culminates with an all-expenses-paid fellowship experience in Missouri. Full program details, including important dates to remember, rules and the submissions form, are available at MoFilm.org/MoStories. A highlight of the fellowship experience is the opportunity to work with mentors who are established in the film industry. The Missouri Film Office announced Bob Gale – perhaps best known for co-writing films in the “Back to the Future” trilogy – has signed on as a program mentor. Gale is a native of University City and an Academy Award nominee for his work on the original “Back to the Future” screenplay. “The opportunity to encourage writers who have projects set in Missouri is exciting,” says Andrea Sporcic Klund, film office specialist from the Missouri Film Office, a part of the Missouri Division of Tourism. “We can’t wait to see the creative perspectives expressed through... continued...
October 8, 2014
Contact: Doug Crews, Executive DirectorMissouri Press Association(573) firstname.lastname@example.org
Missouri Press Association elects 2015 presidentManaging editor of the Columbia Daily Tribune to succeed Richard Gard
Jim Robertson, a native of Wyaconda in northeast Missouri, is managing editor of the Columbia Daily Tribune. A graduate of the MU School of Journalism, Robertson has worked in community newspapers since 1977. After working as a reporter and editor at the Chariton Courier in Keytesville and the Kingdom Daily News in Fulton, he joined the staff of the Columbia Daily Tribune in 1981 and became managing editor in 1987. Under his leadership, the Tribune has won numerous awards for news, photography and commentary. He has served in leadership positions on the boards of Missouri Associated Press Managing Editors, the Missouri Society of Newspaper Editors and the Missouri Sunshine Coalition. He also serves on the Missouri Governor's Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. Robertson's community activities include former board leadership roles for Job Point, a job training and employment agency, and on Columbia's New Century Fund. He was a founding member of the Mid-Missouri Community Foundation board of directors. He and his wife, Debbie, a family nurse practitioner, have two daughters, Jaime Dodson, a nurse, and Cody Higgins, a speech pathologist. Robertson, elected Sept. 26 will succeed Richard Gard, St. Louis Daily Record, Missouri Lawyers Media, as president of the Missouri Press Association Jan. 1. Gard will continue on the MPA board of directors through 2015 as immediate past president. Other 2015 MPA officers and directors elected Sept. 26 are: First... continued...
September 19, 2014
The 2014 Constitution Project Officially Kicks Off in Jefferson City
Nearly 200 students of 12 schools selected from across the state gathered at the state capitol September 17, 2014, also known as Constitution Day, for kickoff festivities for the 2014 Constitution Project.
The students cheered from their seats in the House of Representatives chamber as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri Mary Russell slammed the gavel from the dais and officially declared the project begun."The Constitution is a great gift that has been given to you," Judge Russell reminded the students. "We are so proud of you for your commitment to our Constitution and to our nation."
Cardinal-Ritter College Preparatory High School in St. Louis, Clayton High School in Clayton, Park Hills Central High School in Park Hills; Washington High School in Washington; Dixon High School in Dixon, Father Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia, Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City; St. James High School in St. James; Houston High School in Houston, Logan-Rogersville High School in Rogersville, Nixa High School in Nixa and West Plains High School in West Plains were selected as the competitors in this years' project. The students with assistance from organizations such as the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Sheriff's Association, Missouri Police Chiefs Association, Missouri Press Association, Missouri Broadcasters Association and The Missouri Bar will compete in projects related to the disciplines of journalism, crime scene investigation, trial advocacy and multi-media. ... continued...
January 9, 2014
Friday October 24th
Read more about this wonderful opportunity in Missouri Journalism! "Now in its second year statewide, the Constitution Project is an intensive, hands-on competition that engages students in investigating a mock crime scene, reporting about the crime and processing the resulting case as it progresses through the system, culminating in a mock trial – all under the mentorship of local professionals in the fields of crime scene investigation, journalism and trial advocacy." Link
Friday October 24th
Missouri Press Association needs 15 more people to serve as judges to help with the upcoming Colorado Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest. Their newspaper people recently helped judge the MPA contest, so it's time to return the favor! You can sign up with the form below. Link
Thursday October 23rd
Cliff Schiappa welcomes the 2014 Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame inductees in Washington, Mo. Link