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.
March 21, 2016
March is Women's History Month, a terrific time to share historical features on America's first ladies.
Missouri Press has released 12 new features in the First Ladies of America series donated by The Joplin Globe.
First ladies in this series include Edith Roosevelt, Florence Harding, Ellen and Edith Wilson, Nellie Taft, Grace Coolidge, Lou Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson and Pat Nixon.
All of the First Ladies of America features may be accessed at mo-nie.com using the download code: ladies.
March 8, 2016
In anticipation of Sunshine Week, March 13-19, Missouri Press Association, with the help of its partners, is making available several resources to help its members celebrate the access to information we have and inform the public about what the law means for them.
Resources available this year include editorials from students in Clyde Bentley's class at the University of Missouri in Columbia. There are several editorials available in one document and short biographical information about the author, along with a picture for some, is available at the end of each editorial.
Get the editorials here.
Also available is a cartoon from Columbia Daily Tribune artist John Darkow. The cartoon is available for you to publish freely.
Finally, a Sunshine Week feature is available for newspapers to publish through Newspapers in Education. The feature, titled "Let the Sun Shine In," is loaded with information about Sunshine Week.
"Let the Sun Shine In" was funded by the Missouri Sunshine Coalition. Visit missourisunshine.org to learn more about this nonprofit organization working to educate all Missourians about their rights and responsibilities under the Sunshine Law.
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February 28, 2016
"Let the Sun Shine In "March 13-19 by commemorating Sunshine Week with a new feature from Missouri Press and the Missouri Sunshine Coalition.
MPA has created an informative Newspaper In Education feature that explains the importance of citizens having access to government activities and records. The feature includes information about the Sunshine Law, the Freedom of Information Act, what these laws exclude, some examples of ways they work for citizens and resources to learn more.continued...
February 9, 2016
Thursday May 5th
Reserve your passes for a KC Royals versus STL Cardinals game, scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Link
Wednesday May 4th
Register for the 126th Northwest Missouri Press Association Annual Meeting at Missouri Western State University on June 9! The cost is a $25 membership fee and $40 per person ($15 for lunch, and $25 for Russell Viers workshop). For questions, please contact W. Link
Tuesday May 3rd