October 29, 2014
By the time students reach fourth grade, one-third have lost interest in science. By eighth grade, nearly half of them believe science is irrelevant to their futures and careers. Yet, studies estimate that by 2018, our country will have 1.2 million unfilled jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
One way to cultivate an interest in science, technology, engineering and math — just like in reading — is starting early and connecting the learning to students' own lives.
The newspaper is a terrific tool to meet these goals and a new teacher guide from Missouri Press Association and Foundation offers Missouri newspapers another resource to share with teachers and parents in your community.
"Building STEM Skills with the Newspaper," is now available to download at www.mo-nie.com using the download code: stemguide. The 15-page elementary guide offers a brief overview of the four main branches of STEM, newspaper activities to reinforce skills, and extension activities.
Post the guide on your website or distribute it to teachers and parents in your community electronically or in print.
Contact Dawn Kitchell, MPA Educational Services Director, for more information, at email@example.com or 636-932-4301.
October 24, 2014
October 22, 2014
information from The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is inviting industry professionals to the second Walter B. Potter Sr. Conference this fall and the price of admission is two successful ideas - proven winners that generated revenue, boosted readership or improved your operation. The Potter Conference will bring together community news executives and leaders at the Missouri School of Journalism for an exchange and dialogue of best practices that will help sustain local journalism, especially in small and rural markets.
The two-day event will be held November 20-21 at RJI in Columbia, Missouri. All participants will be permitted to bring up to three colleagues from their outlet or media group.
We're looking for 40 unique ideas, not 40 versions of the same idea. Once registration opens, you might wish to submit several ideas to increase your chances for participation.Those who make it to the conference will return home with access to all 40 (or more) innovations, including details on how to implement them at your organization.
Registration is now open and the application deadline is Nov. 3! Don't forget to apply via RJI's website.
October 21, 2014
The Technology Academy with Russell Viers is in two weeks and there is only ONE SPOT LEFT!Viers will explain the Adobe Creative Suite and take you through the most popular programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge and Acrobat XI Pro). He will give you time saving techniques you can take back to your newspaper and use immediately. The 2014 MPF Technology Academy is limited to the first 15 who register and there is only ONE spot left. REGISTER TODAY! Most Adobe training cost hundreds of dollars for one session. You will only pay $99 registration per person for two full days of training (lunch included).A special rate of $99 (breakfast included) has been secured for lodging the night of Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Stoney Creek Inn, 2601 S. Providence Road. Classes will be at Stoney Creek Inn. Please call 1-800-659-2220 by Oct. 17 and reference the Missouri Press Association group rate.Questions? Contact Melody Bezenek at 573.449.4167 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 21, 2014
Please join us for the 2014 Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 4:00 p.m., this Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame will induct five award-winning innovators and teachers of photography and journalism.
Among this year's inductees are Sydney Brink, David Hutson, Bill Kuykendall, Sarah Leen and Bill Marr. To view each inductee's work and biographies, you can visit the inductee page of the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame website.
The induction ceremony will be in Washington, Mo., in the Hall of Fame building, 8 West Second St., Washington, Mo. Photographs taken by the inductees will be displayed during the induction ceremony and reception.
The Photojournalism Hall of Fame is a project of Bill Miller, Sr. publisher of the Washington Missourian.
If you plan to attend the Hall of Fame induction, please RSVP to 573-449-4167 or email@example.com. We can't wait to see you there!
October 20, 2014
Congratulations to David Bradley, Jr., Judy Dixon, Don and Kathy Ginnings and Gary and Helen Sosniecki on their induction into the MPA 2014 Hall of Fame. To learn more information on the inductees, you can read our 2014 Hall of Fame Press Release on our website. You may also view our MPA 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee video, played at our 148th Annual Convention and Trade Show, by clicking on the thumbnail to the left.
Thursday October 30th
#TBT of Missouri newspaper executives meeting with President Kennedy! Who do you recognize? Link
Wednesday October 29th
Are you interested in supporting Missouri's newspaper industry? Pledge to the Missouri Press Foundation's Society of 1867 or the Page Builders fundraising campaign today! Installment payments can be made on pledges, and you can use a credit card. Join your Missouri newspaper associates in support of your industry! http://www. Link
Wednesday October 29th
Have you bought the 2013-2014 Official Manual, State of Missouri, Blue Book? Copies are still available for purchase! The books are a project of the Missouri Press Foundation. The Blue Book is the definitive source of information about Missouri state government. Link