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 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.
Just two weeks into the 2014 Reading Across Missouri campaign, 62 Missouri newspapers and 56 newspapers from 25 other states have downloaded "Lily's Story," an 8-chapter serialized story about a search and rescue dog from Joplin.
This story is available for a limited time at no cost to your newspaper.
Readers of all ages will enjoy this true story of a Weimaraner named Lily. Lily survives a mysterious illness with the help of veterinarians and her owner, Tara, by her side. Lily’s recovery is a miracle, but her challenges are far from over. A month later, Joplin is hit by a massive tornado! The search and rescue dog’s bravery and resilience are put to the test as she is called upon to help put her city back together, piece by piece.
Newspapers have access to eight ready-to-publish chapter features, a promotional ad, story and photos about the dog, as well as a companion teacher guide. The files all are available in PDF format. Everything EXCEPT the chapter features may be posted on your website.
To download the files, visit www.mo-nie.com and used download code: readmo14.
Contact Dawn Kitchell at email@example.com or (636)932-4301 with questions.
Photo courtesy of The Joplin Globe
Files for the Reading Across Missouri project, "Lily's Story," are now available to download at www.mo-nie.com using code: readmo14.
The story is available to Missouri newspapers at no cost for a limited time. The Reading Across Missouri campaign kicks off in January with the goal of having young readers across the state reading and learning inside their community newspapers in the new year.
“Lily’s Story” is the true tale of a Weimaraner, Lily, that becomes a search and rescue dog in Joplin. Lily survives a mysterious illness with the help of veterinarians and her owner, Tara by her side. Lily’s recovery is a miracle, but her challenges are far from over. A month later, Joplin is hit by a massive tornado! The search and rescue dog’s bravery and resilience are put to the test as she is called upon to help put her city back together, piece by piece.
A companion teacher guide correlated to Missouri’s Learning Standards is also available, along with an ad and the story and photographs from a feature written by The Joplin Globe.
Be sure and read the Rules for Publication before downloading the files.
Friday March 7th
Have you registered for this year's Missouri Advertising Managers Meeting? Click here for our agenda and don't forget to sign up! Link
Thursday March 6th
Happy Thursday from MPA! Today in history: Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America," retired from CBS Evening News in 1981. Link
Wednesday March 5th
Check out some recent journalism events! Link
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Thursday March 6th