Missouri Press is comprised of three branches: Association, Foundation and Service. Each of these entities serve a unique purpose, however, all work in conjunction with one another to serve our members and interests of newspapers in Missouri.
Missouri Press Association was founded on May 16, 1867, by Missouri editors and publishers to serve its member newspapers. The Association works to preserve the history of the newspaper industry in Missouri and lobbies in Jefferson City to preserve its future.
Missouri Press Service, Inc. was created in 1954. MPS primarily sells for and places advertising in member newspapers. With its One Order, One Bill, One Check system, MPS can quickly and efficiently place advertising in one, several, or all of its member newspapers. MPS is always expanding it’s services to grow and change with technological needs and requirements to serve members and bring in extra dollars as well!
Missouri Press Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3)non-profit corporation formed in 1984 by Missouri Press Association. Foundation activities include providing journalism scholarships and faculty honorariums, conducting journalism and newspaper seminars, making journalism merit awards, coordinating Newspapers In Education programs, collecting and preserving old printing presses and printing equipment, operating historical museums on a not-for-profit basis, and other journalistic activities deemed appropriate by its Board of Directors.
Newspapers are important employers in more than 200 Missouri cities and towns. Newspapers play a key role in communities, keeping local citizens informed, stimulating local retail business and fostering economic development. If a community loses its local newspaper, what institution will next be lost … the school, the bank, the hospital or possibly your favorite local restaurant or retail store? Newspapers and the free flow of information are essential for a progressive Missouri.
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