Apply Today for the 2016 Newspaper Internship Program!

February 1, 2016

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


Submit Your Entries for the 2016 MPF Better Newspaper Contest!

January 20, 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


Entries to the Missouri Press Foundation’s Newspaper Contest will be submitted using BetterBNC Online Journalism Awards Platform: continued...


January writing workshop will feature variety of authors

December 9, 2015

Countless journalists have dreamed of writing and publishing books, such as memoirs, biographies, investigative reports, novels, short stories, poetry collections, literature aimed at children or young adults. Whether you are an unpublished author who wants to break through or a published author who want to move to the next level, you are encouraged to attend a one-day workshop Friday, Jan. 22, at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia to learn more about writing and publishing your own book.

The workshop will be led by organizers of the Unbound Book Festival and topics to be covered will explore why you want to write a book; who doyou expect to print and sell your book; whether or not you should seek a literary agent; can you earn a living as a book author; and writing a book while employed at a salaried job.

Registration for the workshop is through Missouri Press Association; a registration form can be found online. The authors are donating their time. MPA will serve a box lunch and provide a parking pass for $20 per participant.

Each week, MPA will feature more information about some of the authors participating in the workshop, beginning with Steve Weinberg, who is also helping to organize the event, and Laura McHugh. Together they will discuss why you... continued...


Help Support Missouri Newspaper Interns on Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2015


On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Missouri Press Foundation is joining with other non-profit organizations around the world to celebrate a day dedicated to giving back. “Giving Tuesday,” the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, kicks off the giving season. We are asking for your support, while also asking “what can we accomplish when we all work together?”

The Missouri Press Foundation needs your help to fund its 2016 summer intern program.

Each summer, the Missouri Press Foundation supports as many as 10 journalism students as they work at Missouri newspapers. Student interns work as reporters, editors, photographers, designers, advertising representatives or website editors/reporters. In some cases they wear many hats throughout their four-, six- or eight-week internship. They gain hands-on experience, a real sense about what working in the industry is like and an experienced mentor.

$1000 Funds an 8-week Internship $500 Funds a 4-week Internship $250 Funds an Intern for 2 weeks $125 Funds an Intern for 1 week $50 Funds an Intern for 2 days $25 Funds an Intern for 1 Day

This Giving Tuesday, our goal is to raise $1,000 to fund one intern. With your support, we’ll place newspaper journalism students with newspaper mentors and encourage them to... continued...


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!




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2015 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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



Friday February 12th

Nominations are being taken now for three of the top awards of the Missouri Press Association and Foundation: — Missouri Newspaper Hall of Fame — Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame — Outstanding Young Journalist Nominations for all three of the 2016 awards must be in the MPA office by March 31! Link

Thursday February 11th

Do you know a photojournalist who has made outstanding contributions to Missouri journalism? If the answer is yes, then nominate them for the 2016 Photojournalism Hall of Fame! To view inductee requirements or to download the nomination form, please click on the link below or visit the PJHOF website at http://www.photojournalismhalloffame. Link

Wednesday February 10th

The sleeping room cut off has been EXTENDED to February 19 for the Missouri Advertising Managers Meeting! Call Camden on the Lake Resort Spa and Yacht Club at 1-888-365-5620 to get the special low rate. Click on the link below for more information! Link



Nominations are being taken for three of the top MPA and MPF awards. All nominations must be in by March 31! |
Friday February 12th


The deadline for Photojournalism Hall of Fame nominations is March 31! |
Thursday February 11th


MAMA Sleeping Room Cut Off Extended to Feb. 19! |
Wednesday February 10th


Celebrate Missouri Farmers this Month with new Ag series |
Tuesday February 9th