April 21, 2014May 1 is Law Day

With Russia headline news these days, readers might be interested in why May 1 is recognized as Law Day in the United States. We've got an educational feature for that!

When the Soviet Union existed, the Soviets had a parade every year on May 1 to display their new weapons. This parade showed that the Soviet Union was a nation that ruled by force. To prove the difference between our nations, American politicians and lawyers wanted to show that we were a nation that is ruled by laws
made by our citizens so we began celebrating Law Day on May 1.

To download the archived quarter-page Law Day feature created in partnership with The Missouri Bar, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: lawday1.

March 14, 2014Heart-stopping Novel By One of Missouri's Own

"I read "The Weight of Blood" in one sitting, aghast at the heart-stopping, uncompromising plot by Laura McHugh, a Columbia, Mo., author. McHugh loosely based her debut book on a murder that occurred in Lebanon.

McHugh delivers a seamy, hard-hitting mystery, centering on the evil underside of human nature - deviant behavior from men driven by greed and desire. Expect a page-turner set in the Ozarks."

These first two graphs offer a glimpse into the monthly book column "Novel Ideas" available to newspapers at no cost through Missouri Press. Chris Stuckenschneider, book editor for the Washington Missourian, reviews three newly released adult reads every month.

To access the March Novel Ideas column, which features a review of McHugh's book, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: novelmar14. To learn more, contact Stuckenschneider at cstucky@me.com.

February 28, 2014Spread the Word During Newspaper In Education Week

 March 3-7 commemorates something vital to the newspaper industry -- regeneration -- during National Newspaper In Education Week.

Again this year, students in Clyde Bentley's editorial writing course at University of Missouri have given their perspective on the importance of young people reading newspapers to discover the world beyond their city limits and how the newspaper might be better than conversation, Twitter or iTunes?

You can access the collection of editorials at mo-nie.com using download code: nieops. Past editorial cartoons are available as well using download code: mocartoons.

February 10, 2014Commemorate Black History Month with "I Have a Dream" Features

February is Black History Month and Missouri Press has released two new features commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered in August 1963, during the "March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs."

Black History Month began in 1926 as Negro History Week. The commemoration is held in February to honor the birthdays of Frederick Douglas, former slave, abolitionist and orator, and President Abraham Lincoln.

The first feature offers background on King's speech. The second feature focuses on King's contribution to the Civil Rights Movement. Both features offer activities to encourage young newspaper readers to learn more about the topics, and correlations to Missouri's Learning Standards.

To download the features, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: mlkdream.

Also available to celebrate Black History Month is a feature on the Emancipation Proclamation. To access that feature, use download code: ep150.

All of these civic education features were created in partnership with The Missouri Bar.

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Thursday April 17th

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Friday April 11th

Happy 73rd birthday to journalist and columnist Ellen Goodman! Goodman won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 1980 and has spent her life documenting social change and its impact on American society. Photo courtesy of washingtonpost. Link

Wednesday April 9th

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