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December 16, 2014


Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame

December 16, 2014

Missouri Press Foundation has updated our page for Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame inductees. You may now view each inductee's profile, biography and available photographs on the official website for the Photojournalism Hall of Fame by browsing inductees by year, or browsing inductees alphabetically. Please take a look!

Photojournalists who have made outstanding contributions to Missouri journalism are recognized in the Hall. Their work is showcased along with other exhibits about photojournalism.

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.



Donate Today - Giving Tuesday with Missouri Press Foundation

December 9, 2014


Missouri Press Foundation reached our #GivingTuesday goal! Thank you to everyone who supported our campaign to fund our 2015 William E. James Missouri Outstanding Young Journalist Awards. With your donation, we will recognize young talent and encourage quality newspaper journalism in Missouri. You made #GivingTuesday a great day for Missouri newspapers and Missouri Press Foundation!

While we successfully reached our campaign goal, Missouri Press Foundation continues to accept donations to encourage Missouri journalism. Click the link below to donate today! Thank you for your participation in helping us reach our goal!



Thank you for your contribution. Sincerely,Missouri Press Foundation


McCaskill, Blunt to Postal Service: Postpone Planned Closings

December 1, 2014

United States Senate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDECEMBER 1, 2014 Contact:John LaBombard (McCaskill): 202-228-6263Amber Marchand: (Blunt): 202-224-1403 McCaskill, Blunt to Postal Service: Postpone Planned Closings

Senators demand Postal Service delay consolidation of mail processing facilities afterInspector General’s report indicates lack of transparency, inadequate impact studies, failure to properly inform public WASHINGTON – Missouri U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, along with a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues, today demanded a delay in the planned consolidation of up to 82 U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail processing facilities after the USPS Inspector General found the Postal Service failed to fulfill its obligations to adequately study the impact of the consolidations, and failed to inform the public of those impacts. “We strongly urge the USPS to delay implementation of any mail processing consolidations until feasibility studies are completed and there has been adequate time for public comment and consideration of those comments,” the Senators wrote. “Completed feasibility studies should include service standard impacts worksheets based on the revised service standards expected to be published on January 5, 2015. There is no reason that the USPS cannot delay its consolidations to provide time for the public to see and comment on the service standard worksheets. It is only fair to allow the process to unfold in this way, and the USPS gains little by deciding to continue the consolidation process on its current, arbitrary timeline.” The letter, available continued...

$1 Million Gift to MU to Support Community Journalism

November 19, 2014

$1 Million Gift to MU to Support Community JournalismGift will support conferences, research on helping small, local newspapers


Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, hurstn@missouri.edu, 573-882-6217

For photos available with this release, please click here.

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Walter B. Potter Jr., a resident of Falls Church, Va., has committed $1 million to the University of Missouri School of Journalism to supplement the Walter B. Potter Fund for Innovation in Local Journalism, established in 2010. The endowment supports teaching and research centered on journalism that serves small communities, such as towns in rural areas or individual neighborhoods in larger urban areas. Potter says his gift is in honor of his late father, Walter Sr., and is motivated by his career as a journalist as well as his positive experiences as a graduate student at MU.

"The newspaper industry has provided three generations of my family with satisfying and rewarding lives," Potter said. "I just wanted to give back to the profession from which we have received so much. Also, my experience attending the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri was the major turning point in my newspaper career. Much of whatever success I've enjoyed has come thanks to what I learned and the people I met at the best journalism school in the world."

Potter's endowment established the Walter B. Potter, Sr. Conference, the first of which took place in 2011, and the next will take place Nov. 20-21, 2014 at the MU Reynolds Journalism... continued...


Commemorate 25th Anniversary of Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 3, 2014

On Nov. 9, the world will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in  1989. Missouri Press has created Newspaper In Education features that tell the story of the Berlin Wall.

In our two-part series, Part I describes the construction of the Wall - why it was built and how it impacted Berlin. Part II celebrates the Wall's fall and what that meant to Berliners, Germans and the world. We've also combined all the information into one large feature.

These features are available at no cost and may be downloaded at www.mo-nie.com using download code: wall89.

For more information, contact Dawn Kitchell at dawn.kitchell@gmail.com or 636-932-4301.


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Thursday December 18th

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our office in Columbia! The tree is up and the snow is coming down! Stay warm today, folks! Link

Wednesday December 17th

Our Dec. 17 MPA Bulletin is out! The bulletin includes a last minute gift idea (the Missouri Blue Book), keys to fact-checking a sensitive story, reader engagement tips and much more! Take a look! Link

Wednesday December 17th

Missouri Press Association wishes Connie Whitney, Advertising Placement Director, the best of luck in the future! Today marks Connie's last day with MPA after 45 years of dedication. She will be greatly missed! Thank you for all of your hard work. Link



It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The tree is up and the snow is coming down! Stay warm today, folks! http://t.co/lLxh6ZSY5J
Thursday December 18th


Our Bulletin is out! It includes keys to fact-checking a sensitive story, reader engagement tips and much more! http://t.co/46Rj4WdE56
Wednesday December 17th


MPA wishes Connie Whitney, Ad Placement Director, the best of luck! Today marks Connie's last day after 45 years. http://t.co/t31FTkpMtk
Wednesday December 17th


Missouri is proud to host the country's top journalism school! http://t.co/XNYmGB0tyj #mizzoujournalism #mizzoupride
Wednesday December 17th