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NNA Member Alert: Estate Tax, House to Vote on Estate Tax Repeal

April 15, 2015

The National Newspaper Association has received word from House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-LA, that repeal of the Estate Tax will reach the House floor Thursday afternoon. The bill is H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 by Reps. Kevin Brady, R-TX, and Sanford Bishop, D-GA.

If the estate tax is of concern to your newspaper or your publishing family, please contact your House member immediately to ask for a yes vote on HR 1105. You can find contact information for your representatives at www.house.gov.

Tonda Rush   NNA CEO and General Counsel

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Register Today: Porter Fisher Golf Classic

April 13, 2015

Join us for the 2015 Porter Fisher Golf Classic on Thurs., June 11!

The event is scheduled Thurs., June 11 at Lake Valley Golf and Country Club in Camdenton, Mo. The cost is $65 per golfer, which includes lunch and cart.

Please join us at the golf course by 11 a.m. Box lunches will be provided before teeing off.

Please send your registration form and check to Missouri Press Foundation, 802 Locust St., Columbia, MO 65201; or pay by phone with a credit card, (573) 449-4167. Please make checks payable to Missouri Press Foundation.

Mulligans may be purchased at the course before teeing off. Prizes will be awarded after tournament. Please consider a contribution to the tournament prize/trophy fund. You may donate money or items. Your gift will be acknowledged at the golf course and in MPA publications.

See you on the course!

 
 

SEMO Press Association meeting in Cape Girardeau July 16

April 12, 2015

SEMO Press Association meeting in Cape Girardeau July 16

The Southeast Missouri Press Association regional meeting, hosted by the Missouri Press Foundation, is scheduled Thursday afternoon and evening, July 16, in Cape Girardeau.

Registration begins 3 p.m. in the University Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

Programming includes "Newspapering Nuts and Bolts" with Gary Rust of Rust Communications; Sports photography and "Live streaming vs. YouTube video sharing" with Fred Lynch of the Southeast Missourian; and developing a marketing campaign that works with Beth Chism of the Perryville Republic Monitor.

Mark your calendar! View the meeting schedule and register today!

 
 

MU School of Journalism Dean Announced

April 2, 2015

 MU School of Journalism Dean Announced

David D. Kurpius is accomplished journalist, researcher, educator and administrator

view the original article on the MU News Bureau website

COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Garnett Stokes announced today that David D. Kurpius, professor of mass communications and associate vice chancellor for enrollment management at Louisiana State University, will be the new dean of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, effective July 1, 2015.

"With more than 10 years of professional television news and production experience and a proven record of increasing diversity in student and faculty populations as an academic administrator, David is uniquely qualified to lead the School of Journalism and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute," Stokes said. "We're excited to have him here as the School of Journalism is poised to enter a new era of innovation. David's scholarship as well as his academic and professional background will help elevate MU's status as a top-tier, AAU (Association of American Universities), land-grant institution."

In his new role as dean, Kurpius will provide leadership and help shape the future of journalism and strategic communication through the school's... continued...

 
 

Better BNC Deadline Extended to April 1st!

April 1, 2015

 Because of certain technical difficulties yesterday with the MOPRESS.com site, a limited number of potential entrants were not able to upload their entries to the Better Newspaper Contest template by 11 p.m. last night, March 31.

Those technical issues have been addressed and the template will REMAIN ACTIVE FOR UPLOADING ENTRIES THROUGH 11 p.m. TONIGHT, APRIL 1

To upload your entries, go directly to BetterBNC.com

Complete instructions, rules and categories are located inside the BetterBNC template.  However, if you would like hard copies of the rules and categories please go to the contest information page.

 
 

Online Store Feature

2015 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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

 

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