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Whether you are an unpublished author who wants to break through, or a published author who wants to move to the next level, you are invited to attend this one-day workshop in Columbia.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!




Become an Important Part of MPA's Sesquicentennial Year!

November 16, 2015

In 2016, the Missouri Press Association will commemorate 150 years of service to Missouri newspapers and we want our advertisers to be a part of the celebration.


MPA is once again giving businesses and newspapers the opportunity to advertise in our Missouri Newspaper Directory in 2016. The directory is distributed to advertising agencies, state officials, campaign managers and key decision makers throughout the state and features all current Missouri publications. The directory also lists more detailed information such as individual advertising rates, circulation data and much more.


If you would like to begin or continue advertising with MPA for this year’s directory, please click on the form to the right or this link. Deadline for space is November 27.




MPA supports student photographer's right to document events at MU

November 10, 2015


Missouri Press Association supports student photographer’s rightto document events at MU

After student and faculty protests Monday, Nov. 9, on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, the Missouri Press Association declares its support for MU student photographer Tim Tai and denounces the role students and staff played in attempting to prevent news media from covering events at the university.

"The actions and words captured on video of MU students and staff are disappointing to advocates of free speech and the First Amendment," MPA President Jim Robertson said. "Public areas on the university campus are public for all individuals and the attempts by some to keep media from documenting the protests show a disturbing misunderstanding of how the First Amendment protects all individuals' rights and freedoms.

"The university is a taxpayer-funded institution representing not only the students who currently attend, but alumni everywhere and residents of the state at large. 

"Student photographer Tim Tai should be commended for not only defending his First Amendment rights to document the student and faculty protests on the MU campus, but doing so in such a manner as to avoid escalating tension," Robertson said.

Robertson is managing editor of the Columbia Daily Tribune and president of the Missouri Press... continued...


It Can Wait Winners Announced!

November 6, 2015

Sol Kim, 18, a senior at Liberty High School, and Mond Schuler, 13, a seventh-grade student at Maryville Middle School, are the statewide winners of the It Can Wait (no texting while driving) Essay Contest, sponsored by Missouri newspapers, the Missouri Press Association (MPA) and AT&T.

Sol and Mond will receive $500 first prizes in the contest's high school and middle school divisions. Their essays were submitted to the state contest after being submitted to the Liberty Tribune’s and the Maryville Daily Forum’s local contests, respectively.

“Our goal is to share and reinforce this simple message - keep your eyes on the road, not on your phone. While many tragedies are out of our control, the ones caused by smartphone driving distractions are completely preventable,” said John Sondag, president, AT&T Missouri. “I want to thank the Missouri Press Association for leading the way to help educate students and I want to thank all of those who took the time to participate in the contest. By working together, we can help change behavior and make our Missouri roadways safer for everyone.”

This is the third year Missouri newspapers, MPA and AT&T had teamed up for the contest.

"On behalf of the Missouri Press Association and its member newspapers, I wish to thank AT&T for this partnership aimed at saving lives on our roadways," said Jim Robertson, president of MPA and... continued...


Earn Some Extra Holiday Cash!

November 6, 2015

Now through December 11, 2015, sell any Statewide Classified 1x2, Statewide 2x2, 2x4, Mighty MO, Statewide Online Ad Network or Digital Footprint product and receive a bonus check direct to you, the sales rep!

Receive $50 bonus for your first sales and $25 for each additional sale. NO MAX!

Click here to view the Holiday Cash flier. 



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:



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



Shoppers Look to Newspaper Media for the Best Holiday Shopping Deals | via @NAAupdates
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