October 24, 2014
October 21, 2014
The Technology Academy with Russell Viers is in two weeks and there is only ONE SPOT LEFT!Viers will explain the Adobe Creative Suite and take you through the most popular programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge and Acrobat XI Pro). He will give you time saving techniques you can take back to your newspaper and use immediately. The 2014 MPF Technology Academy is limited to the first 15 who register and there is only ONE spot left. REGISTER TODAY! Most Adobe training cost hundreds of dollars for one session. You will only pay $99 registration per person for two full days of training (lunch included).A special rate of $99 (breakfast included) has been secured for lodging the night of Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Stoney Creek Inn, 2601 S. Providence Road. Classes will be at Stoney Creek Inn. Please call 1-800-659-2220 by Oct. 17 and reference the Missouri Press Association group rate.Questions? Contact Melody Bezenek at 573.449.4167 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 21, 2014
Please join us for the 2014 Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 4:00 p.m., this Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame will induct five award-winning innovators and teachers of photography and journalism.
Among this year's inductees are Sydney Brink, David Hutson, Bill Kuykendall, Sarah Leen and Bill Marr. To view each inductee's work and biographies, you can visit the inductee page of the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame website.
The induction ceremony will be in Washington, Mo., in the Hall of Fame building, 8 West Second St., Washington, Mo. Photographs taken by the inductees will be displayed during the induction ceremony and reception.
The Photojournalism Hall of Fame is a project of Bill Miller, Sr. publisher of the Washington Missourian.
If you plan to attend the Hall of Fame induction, please RSVP to 573-449-4167 or email@example.com. We can't wait to see you there!
October 20, 2014
Congratulations to David Bradley, Jr., Judy Dixon, Don and Kathy Ginnings and Gary and Helen Sosniecki on their induction into the MPA 2014 Hall of Fame. To learn more information on the inductees, you can read our 2014 Hall of Fame Press Release on our website. You may also view our MPA 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee video, played at our 148th Annual Convention and Trade Show, by clicking on the thumbnail to the left.
October 17, 2014
Please take time from your busyschedule to return the favor and help judge the Colorado Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest. Colorado newspaper people did a terrific job judging MPA's Better Newspaper Contest earlier this year! Judging is set to begin October 29th, with a deadline to complete your assignment(s) by November 19th. Fill out the form, submit it, and you will receive your assignments soon!
October 9, 2014
Although there's been some improvement since his last audit, State Auditor Tom Schweich said Tuesday that government agencies still need to do more work following the Missouri's "Sunshine Law."
Based on a review of the nearly 300 audits Schweich's office performed over a two-year period - from Jan. 1, 2012-Dec. 31, 2013 - Schweich said 15 percent found violations of the Open Meetings/Open Records law, compared with 19 percent in the previous two years.
"It's not a statistically iron-clad number," he acknowledged in an interview. "It looks like Sunshine Law compliance is improving."
Overall, he said, the three "largest problems" his auditors found were:Failure to document a reason for closing a meeting. Closed session discussions that involved subjects other than the ones listed as the reasons for having a closed session, or, he said, "Things that should have been discussed in open session being discussed in closed session." Improper minutes - or no minutes- being kept of closed meetings, which he said was "much less common."
In some cases, minutes that were kept didn't include "sufficient detail" of what happened during a meeting.
Auditors also found some government agencies or local governments didn't have "adequate" policies and procedures for keeping public records and giving people access to them.
And some didn't prepare, post or retain agendas as the law requires.
Schweich said his office takes compliance with the law very seriously.
"We have a grading system" with our audits, he said, "and if you don't comply with the... continued...
Tuesday October 21st
The Technology Academy with Russell Viers is in two weeks and there is ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT! REGISTER TODAY! Most Adobe training cost hundreds of dollars for one session. You will only pay $99 registration per person for two full days of training (lunch included). Link
Tuesday October 21st
Don't forget to join us for the 2014 Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 4:00 p.m. Link
Monday October 20th
Have you seen our Missouri Press Association 2014 Hall of Fame video? Check it out! Congratulations to all of our new inductees! Link