Sign Up for a One-Day Authoring and Publishing Workshop!

November 23, 2015

Whether you are an unpublished author who wants to break through, or a published author who wants to move to the next level, you are invited to attend this one-day workshop in Columbia. Hosted in conjunction with Steve Weinberg and the Unbound Book Festival committee, this workshop will feature panels and informal conversations with successful book authors. The authors will also be able to answer questions about whether to seek a national trade (commercial) publisher such as Random House, or a regional trade publishers, a university press or follow the self-publishing route.

The workshop will be held at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The authors are donating their time. MPA will serve a box lunch and provide a parking pass at the cost of $20. 

Click the thumbnail below or the following link to sign up today!




2016 Photojournalism Hall of Fame Nominations are Open!

November 3, 2015

 Do you know a photojournalist who has made outstanding contributions to Missouri journalism?

The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame endeavors to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to Missouri journalism, and to provide an exhibit venue to showcase these visual reporting pioneers, and the work of current photojournalists.

Nominations are now open for 2016. The nomination form can be filled electronically or by hand. Download the form here. Nominations must be submitted by March 30, 2016.

Inductees are recognized for one or more of the following: Outstanding photojournalism achievement Long-term photography for a Missouri publication or other journalism outlet Technical innovations Ethical values and integrity Contributions to community To view past inductees and samples of their work, please click on the following link to our Photojournalism Hall of Fame website:



Apply Today for the 2016 Newspaper Internship Program!

October 26, 2015

Missouri Press Foundation (MPF) is again offering Missouri newspapers the opportunity to host interns in the summer of 2016. Depending on the level of funding secured by MPF, up to 10 summer internships will be offered. The application form for MPF’s 2016 Summer Newspaper Internship Program is now available for downloading at

If your newspaper is interested in hosting an intern, please complete the application form and return it to  the Missouri Press Foundation office, 802 Locust Street, Columbia, MO 65201. Completed applications must be received before the end of the day on Friday, March 25, 2016 for consideration.

Interns eligible for this program must be students enrolled in an accredited post-secondary academic, professional or vocational newspaper journalism program in Missouri. They may work as newspaper reporters, editors, photographers, designers, advertising representatives or web site editors/reporters, according to jobs being offered by the participating newspapers. Students may apply for internships of four to eight weeks.

Please click on the following link to view the internship application form: 2016 Intern Program Application Packet


It's Easy to Support Missouri Newspapers!

October 19, 2015

You have asked for it and it’s finally here! You can now set up a monthly donation to the Missouri Press Foundation. We can either debit your gift directly from your account or charge your debit or credit card each month. A monthly gift is a great way to make a huge impact without having to write a check.

 Help the foundation forward on its mission. Please sign up today!

Click here to download the ACH payment form. Return the completed form, along with a voided check, to the Missouri Press Foundation, 802 Locust Street, Columbia, MO 65201.

Donate your gift before the end of the year to help the Foundation expand its reach in 2016 — and you may be eligible for a charitable donation deduction when you file taxes this year!


Thank You for Your Generous Donations!

October 14, 2015



Thank you to all who contributed to the Arrow Rock Print Shop Museum benefit Thursday, Sept. 10. We especially want to thank those who supported the event with their generous sponsorships.

More than 100 guests enjoyed an evening filled with Dixieland jazz music courtesy of Dixieland Garage, appetizers and Missouri-made beverages. Many won lottery tickets at the spin-the-wheel game provided by Missouri Lottery.

Dinner was served in the historic J. Huston Tavern. Fried chicken, salads and fresh peach cobbler were some of the many items on the menu. 

After expenses, the final amount raised for the Print Shop Museum Benefit was $3,000. These funds will be used to cover the cost of significant work needed to repair and prevent future damage to the building housing Missouri Press Association's antique printing equipment. 

Thank you to all who attended and sponsored this event. With these repairs, Missouri Press Association will continue to provide a glimpse into the newspaper industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and show the important role they played in communities. 

If you would like to view photos from the benefit, please click here. This will direct you to the Missouri Press Association Facebook page. Proceed to MPA photos, albums and then click on the 2015 MPF Print Shop Benefit. 


Online Store Feature

2015 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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



Wednesday November 25th

The deadline to reserve your spot in the 2016 Directory is Friday, Nov. 27! Click the link below to claim your advertising space in the 2016 Missouri Press Association Directory! Link

Tuesday November 24th

"While online shopping will be strong this year, the reality is that most purchases still occur at physical stores, making the print coupon a mainstay for shoppers." Link

Monday November 23rd

"UN: One Journalist Is Killed Every 5 Days in the Line of Duty" Link



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Tuesday November 24th


UN: One Journalist Is Killed Every 5 Days in the Line of Duty |
Monday November 23rd


How 5 publishers enhance their stories with original illustrations | via @NiemanLab
Thursday November 19th


What we know about newspapers - Media Life Magazine |
Wednesday November 18th