March is Women's History Month

March 4, 2015

 March is Women's History Month and Missouri Press has added 12 new features to its series on the First Ladies of America. 

The series now includes features on 24 women who served in that role, beginning with Martha Washington. Use one or all of the features.

Each year, we're adding to the series, made possible by a donation from The Joplin Globe.

To access the First Ladies of America series, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: ladies.

 
 

Student Editorials for Newspaper In Education Week

February 25, 2015

Missouri Press and the Missouri School of Journalism have collaborated again this year to produce student editorials commemorating Newspaper In Education Week, March 2-8.

Editorials written by 16 students are available, along with short biographies of the student writers and their photos.

To access the editorials, visit www.mo-nie.com and use download code: nieops. Please include student bylines when using the editorials.

Also at www.mo-nie.com, you can download past editorial cartoons donated by the Columbia Daily Tribune's John Darkow, using download code: mocartoon.

 
 

Baseball Serial Off to Strong Start

January 6, 2015

Just six days into the new year, more than 50 Missouri newspapers have downloaded "The Gashouse Gang," the Reading Across Missouri 2015 serialized story. The 12-chapter story shares the legend of Dizzy Dean and the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Team.

The story is available at no cost, along with a promotional ad and companion teacher guide. To access the files, including the publishing guidelines, visit www.mo-nie.com and use download code: readmo15.

 

 
 

There are baseball heroes -- and then there are legends

December 18, 2014

Dizzy Dean stands among the legendary players who have left their mark on America's game. History remembers Dizzy not only for his prowess on the pitcher's mound, but also for his character off of it.

Your newspaper can share the story of Dizzy and the rest of "The Gashouse Gang" -- the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals baseball team -- in a new serialized story from Missouri Press Foundation and author Carolyn Mueller.

"The Gashouse Gang" is this year's Reading Across Missouri project, an endeavor to have young readers across the state inside their community newspapers reading and learning in 2015. This is the 10th year for the project.

The story is available now to Missouri newspapers to begin publishing in January. To access the package, which includes the Rules for Publication, promotional ad, teacher guide and 12 chapter features, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: readmo15.

 
 

Commemorate 25th Anniversary of Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 3, 2014

On Nov. 9, the world will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in  1989. Missouri Press has created Newspaper In Education features that tell the story of the Berlin Wall.

In our two-part series, Part I describes the construction of the Wall - why it was built and how it impacted Berlin. Part II celebrates the Wall's fall and what that meant to Berliners, Germans and the world. We've also combined all the information into one large feature.

These features are available at no cost and may be downloaded at www.mo-nie.com using download code: wall89.

For more information, contact Dawn Kitchell at dawn.kitchell@gmail.com or 636-932-4301.

 
 



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Friday April 24th

Do you know a great newspaper professional who should be recognized for his or her contributions to the industry? Missouri Press is accepting nominations for the MPA Hall of Fame until April 30! Link

Friday April 24th

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