First Ladies Series Expands

March 22, 2017

 March is Women's History Month and Missouri Press has features on 41 of America's first ladies, including four newly released features on Betty Ford, Rosalyn Carter, Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush. To access any of these files, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: ladies.

This series, highlighting the presidential wives through history, was donated to the Missouri Press Foundation by the Joplin Globe in 2013. Missouri Press reformatted the series to a smaller size and has been releasing part of the collection each year in March to commemorate Women's History Month, but newspaper can publish the features at any time.

 

 
 

Submit nominations for MPA's top awards

March 6, 2017

Nominations are being taken now for three of the top awards of the Missouri Press Association and Foundation:

— Missouri Newspaper Hall of Fame— Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame— Outstanding Young Journalist

Nominations for all three of the 2017 awards must be in the MPA office by March 31.

Nomination forms are at mopress.com/ current_forms.php , or you can contact Matthew Barba by phone at 573-449-4167, ext. 302, or by email at mbarba@socket.net.

At the 2017 MPA Convention (Sept. 28-30) in Springfield, Newspaper Hall of Fame honorees will be inducted and Outstanding Young Journalist award winners — one from a weekly and one from a daily — will be recognized and receive their cash awards. Photojournalism Hall of Fame honorees will be inducted in a ceremony this fall.

Each of the nomination forms includes the criteria for selection.

Anyone is welcome to nominate people for these honors. Provide as much documentation as you can and any letters of support from others in the newspaper industry or other friends and associates.

 
 

2017 Missouri Advertising Managers' Association

March 6, 2017

Sign up today for Missouri Advertising Managers' Association Meeting! We have a great two days of new ideas, great speakers, awards, networking and fun planned!

 The meeting will be held April 6-7 at Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.

 We have a packed schedule this year. On Thursday, April 6, the featured speaker will be Jack Miller from True Media. Jack will be speaking about the hot buttons that advertising agencies look at when placing ads. Jim Sterling from Missouri School of Journalism will then present great ideas for special sections. We will round out day one of learning by sharing YOUR great ideas that you've had and you will have a chance to win cash if your idea wins the best idea!  That evening, we will honor the winners in the 2017 MAMA Best Ad Contest and the Dee Hamilton Sales Pro Award. We'll end day one by painting the town! This will be a guided paint networking event, with libations!                                                                       Friday, April 7, will feature Bill Church of GateHouse Media. Bill will present on how great content can create... continued...
 
 

New year brings important digital housekeeping tasks

February 20, 2017

Required employment posters can be ordered from Department of Labor website

By Jean Maneke

MPA Legal Hotline 

This column is brought to you courtesy of Dwight Bitikofer, of the Webster-Kirkwood Times, who pointed out to me recently that I might want to remind all of you about a change in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that you need to act on before the end of this current year (2017).

All of you with websites who allow public comments (and that is probably everyone) should have registered with the United States Copyright Office the name of an agent to receive notification of claims of copyright infringement. We talked about that in a column that ran in the MPA Press News back in April 2011. But, of course, that means that it is likely you filed this form with the office back in 2011 and haven’t thought about it since. So, first, you might want to see who you have listed at the copyright office as your agent for receipt of copyright violation notices. The contact information for that person must also be listed on your website, and so this will be a good double-check that your business’ websites all have current information for this contact.

And then, once you’ve done that, you should go through the process of completing the online registration form to file this information with the U.S. Copyright Office. Effective in December, 2016, that office will no longer accept paper copies of these... continued...

 
 

2017 Better Newspaper Contest now accepting entries

February 9, 2017

 

 

 

The 2017 Missouri Press Foundation Better Newspaper Contest template is now open and members can begin submitting entries. If you haven’t yet, start collecting your entries for this year’s contest now.

Don’t wait until the March 31 deadline to enter your entries in the template.

All of the information about the contest — rules, categories, entry instructions — is at http://www.mopress.com/contests.php .

Entries to the Missouri Press Foundation’s Newspaper Contest will be submitted using BetterBNC Online Journalism Awards Platform: https://betternewspapercontest.com/login

IMPORTANT: It is important to remember BetterBNC is optimized for Google Chrome. If you do not have Google Chrome, download it at http://www.google.com/chrome.

DEADLINE: There is no need to wait until the deadline to upload your entries! The contest template will close 11 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, and will not accept entries after that -- no exceptions. You may begin uploading your entries now.

ALERT: Please try to keep file sizes under 5mb to aid judges in accessing entry content. For larger files such as Special Sections, there are options provided in the contest template. You cannot upload these large entries directly to the contest template because it has space... continued...

 
 

Be sure to run ads for public notices

January 26, 2017

Throughout our nation’s history, government agencies have been required to alert citizens of certain government activities that may impact a local community, providing citizens with an opportunity to stay informed and take action when necessary. Newspapers have long partnered with government agencies by publishing public notices, enabling the government to be fully transparent and accountable to citizen taxpayers. In recent years, state legislatures – most recently in New Jersey – have proposed to move public notices out of printed newspapers and onto government-run websites.

Publishing public notices in newspapers informs a wide audience in a local community of a government agency’s action; reaching citizens that are passive information seekers that would not be aware of the fact that notices impacting the community are on a government agency’s website. Publishing public notices through the local newspaper also serves an important audit role as the newspaper acts as an independent third party able to legally verify that the government agency has given the public notice.

The News Media Alliance has created ads highlighting the importance of keeping public notices in newspapers. We encourage you to run these advertisements in your newspaper over time to help educate the public. Ads can be published as is, or you can add your own logo. If you have any questions about the ads, please email Lindsey Loving, Lindsey@newsmediaalliance.org.

Find the ads here.

 
 

Online Store Feature

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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