Become an Important Part of MPA's Sesquicentennial Year!

November 16, 2015

In 2016, the Missouri Press Association will commemorate 150 years of service to Missouri newspapers and we want our advertisers to be a part of the celebration.


MPA is once again giving businesses and newspapers the opportunity to advertise in our Missouri Newspaper Directory in 2016. The directory is distributed to advertising agencies, state officials, campaign managers and key decision makers throughout the state and features all current Missouri publications. The directory also lists more detailed information such as individual advertising rates, circulation data and much more.


If you would like to begin or continue advertising with MPA for this year’s directory, please click on the form to the right or this link. Deadline for space is November 27.




Earn Some Extra Holiday Cash!

November 6, 2015

Now through December 11, 2015, sell any Statewide Classified 1x2, Statewide 2x2, 2x4, Mighty MO, Statewide Online Ad Network or Digital Footprint product and receive a bonus check direct to you, the sales rep!

Receive $50 bonus for your first sales and $25 for each additional sale. NO MAX!

Click here to view the Holiday Cash flier. 



Missouri Press Service selected for RJI's 2015-2016 institutional fellowship

May 15, 2015

Missouri Press Service selected for RJI's 2015-2016 institutional fellowship

 Every fall, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate with RJI on innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism.

From exploring journalistic opportunities for wearable technology to helping smaller community newspapers provide digital services for advertisers, the ninth fellowship class of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute continues RJI’s commitment to nurturing and strengthening journalism’s service to citizens and their communities.

 This year’s residential, nonresidential and institutional fellowships were chosen from among 225 applicants from around the world. The fellowship class also includes three faculty members from the University of Missouri.

Missouri Press Service has been selected as one of two institutional fellows. Staff of the Missouri Press Service will create and test revenue-generating digital services that smaller newspapers could provide to local merchants. The project leader is Mark Nienhueser, MPS advertising director.

A full list of fellows is listed on the Reynolds Journalism Institute website.


New Online AD Network

March 13, 2015

Missouri Press Service is very excited to offer a new Online AD Network, which launched March 1. The benefits to your paper are huge:             1.  Additional revenue streams            2.  Create additional credibility for your newspaper website            3.  Fill an online need            4.  Save time and money            5.  Offset decline in classifieds The first piece of this service will be a rectangle box, standard size on most websites. Our initial program will be a statewide network buy. The participating papers will be included in the bonus pool, just like the other statewide networks, and paid out every six months. We also will be offering individual newspaper online buys, based on the advertiser choosing the papers in which they would like to advertise.   Now for the best part! Once we place an advertising code on your newspaper website, we can do all the work for you. We create and format the ad size, place the ad on your site, and take the ad down when needed.    Missouri Press Service is getting requests from industries such as hospitals, gaming, trucking, employment, and many more. We would appreciate your support in our NEW Online AD Network. The statewide Online AD Network works like this:... continued...


Our Spooktacular Contest is Back!

August 13, 2014

Calling all sales reps! The Spooktacular contest is back, starting this August through October! This is a great opportunity for your sales representatives to earn extra money and compete for a grand prize of $500. The earlier you start, the more cash you can earn!

 Sell a Statewide Classified for $350 and your newspaper keeps $150 Sell a 2x2 for $1,200 and your newspaper keeps $600 Sell a 2x4 for $2,400 and your newspaper keeps $1,200 Sell a 1x2 Statewide Display for $599 and your newspaper keeps $249 Sell a MIghty MO Classified ad for $850 and your newspaper keeps $127.50 In addition MPS will pay the SALES REPS a $25 BONUS for EACH AD SOLD! Salesperson with the most ads sold will win the GRAND PRIZE of $500.

Click on the image to enlarge for details. Questions? Don't hesitate to contact us at or 573.449.4167.


Online Store Feature

2015 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

An alphabetical resource guide to all of the newspapers in the state of Missouri. $45.00



Tuesday November 24th

"While online shopping will be strong this year, the reality is that most purchases still occur at physical stores, making the print coupon a mainstay for shoppers." Link

Monday November 23rd

"UN: One Journalist Is Killed Every 5 Days in the Line of Duty" Link

Thursday November 19th Link



Shoppers Look to Newspaper Media for the Best Holiday Shopping Deals | via @NAAupdates
Tuesday November 24th


UN: One Journalist Is Killed Every 5 Days in the Line of Duty |
Monday November 23rd


How 5 publishers enhance their stories with original illustrations | via @NiemanLab
Thursday November 19th


What we know about newspapers - Media Life Magazine |
Wednesday November 18th