August 20, 2014Promote "Lift Off to Literacy" on or near Sept. 8

Sept. 8 is International Literacy Day, established in 1965 to focus attention on worldwide literacy needs. More than 780 million of the world's a dults do not know how to read or write, and more than 94 million children lack access to education.

Missouri Press has joined a national effort by the International Reading Association and NASA to encourage kids to devote an additional 60 seconds a day to literacy activities. MPA has created a feature that promotes using the newspaper to improve literacy skills for children of all ages. 

To download the feature, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: literacyday.

August 14, 2014Teacher resource for Using Newspaper to Teach Language Arts Available

 The teaching resource, "Using the Newspaper to Meet Langauge Arts Standards" has been updated and is available now for download. Newspapers are encouraged to promote this resource to local teachers. Copy and distribute or upload to your website.

The 28-page teacher guide offers newspaper-based K-12 classroom activities that teach the language arts skill of the Missouri Learning Standards.

Download code: standards14

August 8, 2014Great Resources Ahead for Missouri Newspapers

 Summer is winding down and back-to-school stories are hitting your newspapers. Do your fall plans include reaching out to young readers in your community? Missouri Press has just released another calendar of great resources that will help you reach and teach readers young -- and older -- inside your newspaper. Our first new feature celebrates International Literacy Day on September 8. Check out the calendar HERE!

June 12, 2014Getting Started with NIE Workshop July 17

 With the anniversary to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, World War I commemorations, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November, and more, this coming school year will be another great year for reaching out to young readers in your community.

Now is the time to start planning and Missouri Press would like to help.

If you would like to start a Newspaper In Education partnership with your schools or have a new staff person who needs a little help, we've got a training for you. We will offer a Newspaper In Education Basics workshop on Thursday, July 17 at the MPA office in Columbia.

This workshop will introduce Newspaper In Education, the goals, outcomes and how to get started. We'll share resources available to your newspaper at no cost from Missouri Press.

This NIE Basics workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17. We've made it easy to commute in and out in one workday. We'll even provide lunch. There is no cost to attend but seating is limited so contact Dawn Kitchell to register your newspaper today at dawn.kitchell@gmail.com or (636)932-4301.

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Friday August 22nd

We're finally to reason #1 on our countdown for attending our 148th Annual Convention: Honor Your Peers! Come and salute your staff and peers at the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest Awards Ceremony AND the two William E. James Young Journalist Award winners on Saturday, Sept. Link

Thursday August 21st

Happy #tbt from Missouri Press! Here's a picture from our St. Louis convention in 2000! Link

Thursday August 21st

We're getting close to #1 on our countdown! But for now, check out reason #2 to attend our convention: Honor the New Hall of Fame Inductees! On Friday night, Sept. 26, honor the great Hall of Fame class of 2014: Gary and Helen Sosniecki, Don and Kathy Ginnings, Judy Dixon and David Bradley, Jr. Link

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