Celebrate the 240th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

June 16, 2016

 July 4 is the 240th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. 

Missouri Press, in partnership with The Missouri Bar, has created a new educational feature to commemorate the anniversary and teach readers young -- and older -- about the document that contained the ideas that eventually brought forth a new nation.

The Declaration of Independence feature addresses what led to the establishment of the Continental Congress, the principles of the Declaration, a timeline to the ratification and links to more learning. Is the word used in the Declaration of Independence "unalienable" or is it "inalienable?" You'll have to read the feature to find out!

To access the half-page feature, visit mo-nie.com and use the download code: declaration.

 
 

Flag Etiquette feature for Flag Day June 14

June 7, 2016

June 14 is Flag Day, commemorating the adoption of the United States flag in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress.

According to usflag.org, the idea of a flag birthday originated with a school teacher in Fredonia, Wisconsin, who encouraged students to celebrate. The site notes other activities through the years, including a Proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. President Harry Truman made it official on August 3, 1949, when he signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. Leave it to a Missourian!

MPA's feature "Honoring Our Flag," teaching about flag etiquette, was created in partnership with The Missouri Bar. To download the feature visit mo-nie.com and use the code: usflag.

 
 

Your input is needed for upcoming NIE project

May 26, 2016

Earlier this month, MPA sent a brief survey to Missouri’s newspapers to gauge interest in a project with the National World War I Museum to create Newspaper In Education content to be published in the spring of 2017, for the Centennial of the United States entering into WWI.

About 40 newspapers responded with enthusiasm for the project – some even offering suggestions on content! But we need to hear from more of you – about 246 more of you!

This is an important project to teach readers of all ages about WWI and remind Missourians that our state is home to the nation’s official World War I museum. To secure funding, we need data on potential participation.

This material would be provided to you ready to print at no cost to your newspaper.

We are considering building incentives into the project, as we did for the Missouri Road Trip project we created in the summer of 2015. MPF returned $4,000 in sponsorship funds back to many of the Missouri newspapers that published the series.

Please respond to DAWN KITCHELL, dawnkitchell@gmail.com, and let me know that your newspaper would be interested in this project on WWI.

 
 

New feature commemorates Declaration of Independence

April 27, 2016

 Celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with a new feature from Missouri Press and The Missouri Bar.

On June 11, 1776, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and a few others were appointed to a committee to draft a declaration of independence from England. The Continental Congress officially adopted their Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4.

Take advantage of your schools' final weeks in session by publishing the feature in May in celebration of Law Day, or use it any time leading up to Independence Day in July.

To access the half-page feature, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: declaration.

 
 

Dates for regional press meetings set

April 19, 2016

Missouri’s regional press associations will each hold meetings in the upcoming months covering a wide variety of topics. More information about individual meetings will be available in upcoming Missouri Press publications.

A summary of each meeting is below:

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Tee off in Columbia for this year's Porter Fisher Golf Classic

April 19, 2016

Registration for individuals and teams participating in the 2016 Porter Fisher Golf Classic is now open.

To register, visit http://bit.ly/1UqxRjI to download the form or contact Missouri Press Foundation Director Melody Bezenek at 573-449-4167 or by email at mbezenek@socket.net.

Cost for play is $75 for individuals and $300 for teams. If you do not have a team, you can be grouped with other participants.

The golf classic will be played at A.L. Gustin Golf Course in Columbia on June 16. Lunch starts at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start for play will be at noon.

All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Missouri Press Foundation. All Missouri Press members and guests are welcome to participate.

 
 

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2016 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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

 

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