Constitution Day is Sept. 17! Remind your readers!

September 12, 2016

 Once a year, on Sept. 17, we remind students -- and readers -- about the importance of the United States Constitution to our country.

This year, in partnership with The Missouri Bar, we have created a new feature that recognizes the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona. This case established that the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitutions gives a person questioned by law enforcement the right to remain silent.

Publish the Miranda Rights feature on or around Sept. 17, or use one of the many features we have archived that teach about the U.S. Constitution. To download the feature on Miranda Rights, visit mo-nie.com and use code: miranda16. To download any of our other Constitution features, use code: constitution.

 
 

New Feature Added to Vote Missouri Series

September 8, 2016

 With just a little more than eight weeks until Election Day, help educate voters, young and older, about voting in Missouri by publishing any or all of MPA's "Vote Missouri" election series.

A new feature on choosing Missouri's judges has just been added to the collection, which includes features on the history of voting in Missouri and the elected offices of Auditor, Representative, Senator, Attorney General, Electoral College, Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State and Treasurer.

To access the features, visit mo-nie.com and use the download code: votemo.

 
 

New Feature Promotes Reading Aloud 15 Minutes Every Day -- Commemorate International Literacy Day, Sept. 8

August 31, 2016

 Sept. 8 is the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day. 

International Literacy Day was designated in 1965 by UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to "actively mobilize the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies."

For the third year, Missouri Press has created a special Newspaper In Education feature to give newspapers an easy-to-publish tool to remind their communities about the importance of literacy and the critical role parents play in building literacy skills at home.

This year, MPA has partnered with the Read Aloud 15 Minutes National Campaign to create a newspaper feature aimed at encouraging parents to spend at least 15 minutes a day reading to their children beginning at birth.

Parents know reading aloud is important for brain development and has a positive impact on vocabulary, listening skills, readiness for kindergarten and academic success, but, according to a recent survey, "How America reads aloud to its children," it isn't actually happening.

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Thanks for Your Generous Donations!

August 30, 2016

 

MPF Raised $56,600!

We couldn’t have done it without you. The Missouri Press Foundation would like to thank all those who donated to the MPA Print Shop Museum campaign. With your help we reached our goal of $56,600 and provided Friends of Arrow Rock with funds to complete structural repairs currently underway to the building housing MPA’s Print Shop Museum.

In 1966, during Missouri Press Association’s 100th anniversary, MPA’s publishers and friends donated equipment and items to establish the Print Shop Museum in Arrow Rock. On display in the museum is a variety of letterpress printing equipment, including a Linotype, a newspaper flatbed press, job presses, Washington hand presses, hand-set type and other tools of the printing trade. The desk belonging to famous country editor H.J. Blanton of the Monroe County Appeal in Paris, is in the museum. Missouri Press Foundation owns the museum contents and contributes to the maintenance of the building.

The building, owned by the Friends of Arrow Rock, is now undergoing repairs to the foundation and the load-bearing support beams. In addition to structural repairs, central heating and air conditioning will also be added. Construction is scheduled to be complete spring 2017.

Thanks to your generous support, we will continue to preserve and showcase printing equipment and notable items reflecting Missouri’s rich print history for decades to come!

 
 

Print Copies of 'Blue Books' Now Available for $15

August 17, 2016

The University of Missouri Press announced in mid-July that printed copies of the 2015-2016 Official Manual of the State of Missouri, also known as the “Blue Book,” are now available.

For more than 130 years, the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office has published the Official Manual of the State of Missouri, a slice of the state’s history, which includes contact information, biographies, and overviews of department duties. The “Blue Book” serves as a guide for Missourians seeking information about their state agencies and officials.

The Blue Book (all but nine editions are bound with blue covers) had been published every other year by the Secretary of State’s Office until 2012. After not being published in 2011-2012, the Missouri Press Foundation took on the responsibility of publishing the book’s 2013-2014 edition.

For 2015-2016, the manual features an essay by Missouri State Parks Director Bill Bryan, which explores the history and future of Missouri’s park system. Complementing this overview, the “A Day at the Park” photo contest showcases how Missourians captured the beauty of the parks they visit.

Cost for the printed copy is $15 with an additional charge for shipping of $6 for the first book and $1.25 for each additional book.

To order a copy of the state’s Official Manual, call 800-621-2736 or visit upress.missouri.edu

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2016 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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

 

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