2016 Outstanding Young Journalists to be honored

July 20, 2016

Two newspaper journalists – from the Hannibal Courier-Post and The Odessan -- have been selected to receive the 2016 William E. James/Missouri Outstanding Young Journalist awards from the Missouri Press Association. 

Dennis Warden, president of MPA, announced Eric Dundon of Hannibal and Hannah Spaar of Odessa, will receive their awards on Oct. 1, in Branson during MPA's 150th annual convention awards luncheon.

 "This is the eighth year for these awards," said Warden, publisher of the Gasconade County Republican, Owensville.  "And, this is the fourth year the awards are named in honor of our colleague, the late William E. James. The Missouri Press Association congratulates Eric and Hannah for their excellent news reporting and editing skills in their communities."

Eric Dundon has worked for the Hannibal Courier-Post since February 2015, currently serving as the newspaper’s managing editor. He has a led the editorial team for northeast Missouri’s largest daily newspaper, helping complete a product revamp, reintroduce social media philosophy, as well as covering news, features and writing editorials. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, as well as earned a bachelor of arts in history and certification in multicultural studies.

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MPA announces 2016 Hall of Fame inductees

July 13, 2016

  

Four newspaper people, including a former executive director of the Missouri Press Association, will be inducted in September into MPA’s Newspaper Hall of Fame.

The induction reception and banquet are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, during the 150th annual Convention of the Missouri Press Association at Chateau on the Lake in Branson. This will be the 26th group to be inducted into the Newspaper Hall of Fame, which was established by MPA in 1991.

This year's inductees are the late A. Edward Heins, a former general manager of the Columbia Missourian and School of Journalism professor; Tad Bartimus, a former journalist for The Associated Press who reported from all over the globe and AP's first female bureau chief; James Hamilton, a former southwest Missouri editor, columnist and book author; and Doug Crews, who worked for Missouri Press Association for 36 years, including more than 25 as its executive director.

Hall of Fame inductees or their families receive Pinnacle Awards in honor of the inductees’ service to the Missouri newspaper industry and their communities. Inductees’ plaques will join the permanent display of inductees in the MPA office in Columbia and in the student lounge in Lee Hills Hall at the Missouri School of Journalism.

For more information or pictures of the inductees, contact MPA Editor Matthew Barba at mbarba@socket.net.

 
 

Register for the Sports Reporting Workshop on July 22!

July 11, 2016

Athletes train all year to be the best at their sport. Will you train one day to be the best sports reporter? Come learn from those who not only teach it but are in the newsroom and on the field/track/court each day. Greg Bowers, Brady Jones, Amber Garrett, Matt Dunlin and Laura Johnston will help you better serve your readers while making your workload more manageable.

Worried about new laws that will cut the amount of time you can spend covering local sports? We know sports editors and reporters are among the hardest working people in journalism. This daylong course will provide you with tips and tricks to make your job a little easier.

Thanks to a partnership with Show-Me State Games, attendees will get a 2016 Show-Me State Games T-shirt and press packet. Stick around after the class to cover your local athletes competing in games throughout the city. We’ll even help you track down athletes from your home town.

Space is limited, so register today!

 

 
 

Kick off Voter Education Series with feature on County Commissioner

July 5, 2016

 MPA's Vote Missouri series will help educate readers, young and older, about voting in Missouri, the electoral college, and the elected offices of: senator, representative, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer. The series is available at no cost thanks to our partnership with The Missouri Bar.

Kick off the series in late July with the feature on county commissioners. Use the entire series, or pick and choose. To access the features, visit mo-nie.com and use download code votemo.

 
 

Celebrate the 240th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

June 16, 2016

 July 4 is the 240th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. 

Missouri Press, in partnership with The Missouri Bar, has created a new educational feature to commemorate the anniversary and teach readers young -- and older -- about the document that contained the ideas that eventually brought forth a new nation.

The Declaration of Independence feature addresses what led to the establishment of the Continental Congress, the principles of the Declaration, a timeline to the ratification and links to more learning. Is the word used in the Declaration of Independence "unalienable" or is it "inalienable?" You'll have to read the feature to find out!

To access the half-page feature, visit mo-nie.com and use the download code: declaration.

 
 

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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