Submit your entries to the 2016 Better Newspaper Contest

February 9, 2016

The 2016 Missouri Press Foundation Better Newspaper Contest is officially underway!

The BNC template is NOW OPEN for entries. The entry deadline is 11 p.m. March 31. The contest template will close automatically at that time.

All of the information about the contest — rules, categories, entry instructions — are 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: 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: For larger files such as Special Sections, you may upload your file(s) to Realview. You cannot upload these large entries directly to the contest template because it has space limitations.

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MAMA Sleeping Room Cut Off Extended to Feb. 19!

February 8, 2016

Sleeping Room Cut Off Extended to Feb. 19 for Missouri Advertising Managers!

 

The sleeping room reservation deadline has been extended for the beautiful Camden on the Lake Resort in Lake Ozark!  Call 1-888-365-5620 by February 19 to get the low rate of only $112 for the Missouri Advertising Managers’ Association meeting. Group Code: MAMA0316

The 2016 Best Ad Contest is being judged as we speak and we hope to release the winners by late next week!

We have a great lineup for Sales Directors and Advertising Managers’ Meeting. Register to attend today! Get full registration form and information on how to reserve a room here.

Thursday, March 10

— 1-2:30 PM Speaker Brian Powers | Brian will use his unique ability to combine comedy entertainment and education. He will put an end to dull seminars. He will show your employees how to use their subconscious potential to help your bottom line!

— 2:30 PM Jean Maneke with Advertising Legal Advice

— 3 PM Break

— 3:15 PM Best Ideas Session | Share Your Best Ad Ideas and Get a Chance to Win CASH prizes!

— 3:45 PM Get Amped! | Toni Sampson-Riebe and Amanda McGinnis | Amplified Digital

— 6 PM Reception

— 6:30 PM MAMA Contest Awards Banquet

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Celebrate Missouri Farmers this Month with new Ag series

February 1, 2016


Missouri has more than 99,000 family farms, putting it behind only Texas in the most farms in the United States.

The Missouri Farm Bureau has set aside Feb. 7-13 as "Thank a Farmer Week." Across the state, counties will be organizing activities to celebrate.

Following "Thank a Farmer Week" is National FFA Week, commemorated this year Feb. 20-27.

Your newspaper has an opportunity to educate readers about Missouri's farmers and the importance of agriculture with a Newspaper In Education series, "Agriculture is Everywhere!" This 8-part series shares information on Missouri's natural resources and highlights commodities produced in our state.

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Potter community journalism conference returns to RJI in April

February 1, 2016

 

 

RJI offering free one-night hotel stay per organization for the first 40 that register by March 31

You’ve only got so much time and money, right?

You don’t believe you can afford to chase every opportunity that’s out there. And even if you could, you’re not sure you or your team would know how to do so in an efficient, effective manner.

Plan now to join your peers Thursday and Friday, April 14 and 15, at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri in Columbia. You’ll learn how community news organizations – weeklies, small dailies, and their websites – went from overwhelmed to overjoyed as they successfully tackled new opportunities.

You'll have the opportunity to not only learn the basics of social media, but actually build a page for your organization.

During the conference you’ll also learn how a family-owned group of weeklies brought in $400,000 in business in just 10 days. Does that get your attention? Want more? Save your spot and register today.

The conference is free.

Hotel

RJI will pay for one hotel room for the night of April 14 at The Tiger Hotel for the first 40 organizations (one per organization) that register before March 31. See the travel page for more information.

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Apply Today for the 2016 Newspaper Internship Program!

February 1, 2016

Missouri Press Foundation (MPF) is again offering Missouri newspapers the opportunity to host interns in the summer of 2016. Depending on the level of funding secured by MPF, up to 10 summer internships will be offered. The application form for MPF’s 2016 Summer Newspaper Internship Program is now available for downloading at www.mopress.com.

If your newspaper is interested in hosting an intern, please complete the application form and return it to  the Missouri Press Foundation office, 802 Locust Street, Columbia, MO 65201. Completed applications must be received before the end of the day on Friday, March 25, 2016 for consideration.

Interns eligible for this program must be students enrolled in an accredited post-secondary academic, professional or vocational newspaper journalism program in Missouri. They may work as newspaper reporters, editors, photographers, designers, advertising representatives or web site editors/reporters, according to jobs being offered by the participating newspapers. Students may apply for internships of four to eight weeks.

Please click on the following link to view the internship application form: 2016 Intern Program Application Packet

 
 

Legislative leaders to speak at 2016 Day at the Capitol

January 21, 2016

Gov. Nixon will join via videoconference to take questions from MPA members

January 27 is last day to register for Day at the Capitol; your attendance is needed 

Registration

Thursday, February 4, in Jefferson City

8:00-9:30 a.m.: Breakfast for MPA Members and Legislators (pastries and coffee), House Hearing Room 2, State Capitol Basement.

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Online Store Feature

2015 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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

 

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Wednesday February 10th

The sleeping room cut off has been EXTENDED to February 19 for the Missouri Advertising Managers Meeting! Call Camden on the Lake Resort Spa and Yacht Club at 1-888-365-5620 to get the special low rate. Click on the link below for more information! Link

Tuesday February 9th

Celebrate Missouri Farmers this month with the new ag series! The Missouri Farm Bureau has set aside Feb. 7-13 as "Thank a Farmer Week. Link

Monday February 8th

Missouri Press Foundation is offering Missouri newspapers the opportunity to host interns in the summer of 2016! Completed applications MUST be received before the end of the day on Friday, March 25, 2016 for consideration. For more information or to view the application form, please click on the link below! Link

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