How to join the MPA

To apply for membership, please print out the appropriate application, along with three copies of your newspaper, if applicable. Also, a letter from a sponsoring MPA publisher is required if your newspaper is applying for Active, Active Online or Friend of Missouri Press Membership. A check for dues is also required.  The MPA Board of Directors will act on applications at its earliest opportunity.  Active Membership dues are based on circulation, see the current Dues Schedule to figure dues.  Friend of Missouri Press Membership dues are $ 195 per firm. Associate Membership dues are per person. Dues are collected for the calendar year.

MPA has FOUR classes of membership

(1) Active Membership - This is open to any weekly or daily newspaper that has been in business for three years and devotes at least 25% of its space to news content and fulfills the requirements set forth in the MPA Bylaws. Active Membership Application | 2016 Missouri Press_Dues

(2) Associate Membership - This is open to any publisher who has retired or to any person in government, education or an association who serves in an information capacity or to any teacher or student of journalism. Download Application

(3) Friend of Missouri Press Membership - This is open to anyone in public relations or in a field allied to the newspaper industry or serving it, or to newspapers that have not been in business for three years or publish less frequently than weekly and thus may not qualify for active membership. Download Application

(4) Active Online Membership - This is open to any online newspaper that has been in business for three years (MPA member newspapers online prior to Sept. 7, 2007, are grandfathered in) and fulfills the requirements set forth in the MPA Bylaws. Download Application


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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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Tuesday July 26th

NNA’s 130th Annual Convention and Trade Show, held at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, TN, will address pressing business objectives of community newspaper owners, publishers and senior staff with educational sessions and peer sharing activities. Register today! Link

Monday July 25th

Sign up for MPA’s 150th convention before August 19 and get $75 off registration! http://bit.ly/1O5K2Rq This year's convention will be held Sept. Link

Thursday July 21st

Two newspaper journalists – from the Hannibal Courier-Post and The Odessan -- have been selected to receive the 2016 William E. James/Missouri Outstanding Young Journalist awards from the Missouri Press Association. Link

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