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January 30, 2015


National Newspaper Association's Leadership Summit 2015

January 22, 2015

The National Newspaper Association's 2015 Leadership Summit: We Believe In NewspapersMarch 18-19, Arlington, VA

How much of your advertising revenue can you afford to give up?

Your advertisers might soon be unable to deduct their full advertising expense. Uncle Sam wants to slash the long-standing deduction to raise advertisers' taxes even higher!

Cutting advertising expense deductibility is now on the table in both the House and Senate. Advertising is the economic engine that drives local economies. More government intervention will hurt your pocketbook. Thousands of communities across America could be harmed. Advertising should continue to be a fully deductible business expense!

Join the National Newspaper Association in the battle against advertising taxes. Register HERE.


Register Now for Day at the Capitol!

January 22, 2015


The 25th annual Missouri Press Association and Associated Press Day at the Capitol is scheduled Thursday, Feb. 12, in Jefferson City.


Beginning in 1991, MPA has hosted a day each February at the state capitol for press members to interact with their state legislators and state officials.

Wednesday, Feb. 11 Wednesday morning and afternoon, Feb. 11, the boards of the Missouri Press Foundation, Missouri Press Association and Missouri Press Service will have meetings at the DoubleTree Hotel in Jefferson City. No reception for legislators is planned Wednesday evening.

Thursday, Feb. 12 • 8 to 9:30 a.m. — A breakfast (pastries and coffee) for MPA members and legislators, will be in House Hearing Room 1, in the state capitol basement. The Day at the Capitol program is scheduled 10 to 11:45 a.m. in the Senate Lounge, third floor, in the capitol building. The morning program features two leading GOP candidates who have expressed interest in campaigning for governor in 2016 and a panel discussion about legislation responding to the events in Ferguson, Mo. • 10 a.m. — State Auditor Tom Schweich, Republican, a candidate for Missouri Governor in 2016, will speak. • 10:30 a.m. — The Senate Panel on proposed legislation relating to Ferguson will convene. Panelists include Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-St. Louis), Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis), and Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-Glendale). • 11:15 a.m. — Former... continued...


Mid-America Press Institute Management Seminar

January 21, 2015

Mid-America Press Institute will hold a one-day management seminar on Saturday, Feb. 28, tentatively at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The seminar will include sessions on changing ethics in the digital age, time management, digital development, staff motivation and diversity. A program will be forthcoming.

Registration for the seminar will be $25 and include a box lunch. To register, email MPI Executive Director John Ryan at jmryan@eiu.edu.


Get ready for the Missouri Advertising Managers' Association Best Ad Contest!

January 15, 2015

Start preparing to enter the Missouri Advertising Managers' Association (MAMA) Best Ad Contest now!  There are three new categories to enter this year!  The new categories are: Best Idea to Grow Revenue, Best Digital Initiative and Best Print Initiative.  See all categories and rules here.  You can begin uploading entries on January 26th and the final deadline for entries is February 13. You will upload entries online at BetterBNC and use the temporary code: BNC to get started!

The MAMA meeting will be held March 12-13, 2015 at Camden on the Lake Resort in Lake Ozark.  Full meeting details and registration will be available soon!

You may make your hotel room reservation now!  Call 1.888.365.5620 and ask for the Missouri Advertising Managers' Association rate of $109.00, the group code is: MOAD0315


Missouri Press Association Seeking Executive Director

January 8, 2015

The Missouri Press Association, one of the most active and storied newspaper associations in the country (our Hall of Fame includes Twain and the Pulitzers), seeks an executive director to lead the organization and further the cause of an independent and thriving press. The duties include member relations and development; government relations and lobbying; sales, marketing and fundraising; community and industry relations; public speaking; programs and event planning; and staff, P&L, and administrative management. Meaningful experience in each of these areas is a job requirement, as are strong communications skills, superior organizational ability, and professional polish.

We will show preference to candidates with a background in journalism and media issues, association management, and government relations. The executive director manages an eight-member team and reports to the MPA board of directors. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic university community -- Columbia, MO, home to the nation’s first journalism school, which we helped found, and the future-oriented Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Please send your resume, a cover letter that addresses how you fulfill each of the above criteria, and any other supporting materials to jerobertson@columbiatribune.com.

No phone calls please.


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2014 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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



Thursday January 29th

Have you heard about Missouri Press Service's new Online AD Network? It is the first of its type in the nation offered by a press association! Check out the details and join today! Link

Thursday January 29th

It's another #tbt from a previous MPA Convention! Do you see any familiar faces? Link

Wednesday January 28th

It's not too late to apply for a Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowship! RJI is giving special consideration this year to ideas and projects focused on mobile engagement and monetization; however, RJI staff also invites submission of other ideas and projects that could strengthen democracy through better journalism. The deadline is Feb. Link



Heard about Missouri Press Service's new Online AD Network? Check it out and join today! http://t.co/VaQlIRyYv8
Thursday January 29th


It's not too late to apply for a @RJI Fellowship! The deadline is Feb. 1. View their website for application details http://t.co/SjpT1JmsVX
Wednesday January 28th


Don't forget to register for the 2015 MPA/AP Day at the Capitol! Registration is free! See you there! http://t.co/PXbs1TYe4d
Wednesday January 28th


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Wednesday January 28th