NNA to Honor Distinguished Community Leaders

June 17, 2015

COLUMBIA, MO—William F. “Bill” Tubbs of Eldridge, IA, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 2015 Annual Convention & Trade Show in St. Charles, where he will be presented with the James O. Amos Award at the association’s business luncheon on October 3.

Recognized as the highest and most dignified tributes in community journalism, the Amos and McKinney Awards are presented to a working or retired newspaperman and woman who have provided distinguished service and leadership to the community press and their community.

Tubbs, publisher of the North Scott Press, will receive the 2015 James O. Amos Award. Tubbs will be recognized in Publishers’ Auxiliary, as well.

Barbara A. “Barb” Walter of Hennessey, OK, will be honored during the NNA’s 2015 Annual Convention & Trade Show in St. Charles, where she will be presented with the Emma C. McKinney Award at the association’s business luncheon on October 3.

Recognized as the highest and most dignified tributes in community journalism, the Amos and McKinney Awards are presented to a working or retired newspaperman and woman who have provided distinguished service and leadership to the community press and their community.

Walter, managing editor of the Hennessey Clipper, will receive the 2015... continued...

 
 

NNA to Honor Young Community Leader with 2015 Phillips Award

June 17, 2015

COLUMBIA, MO—Jeremy Waltner of Freeman, SD, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association’s Annual Convention & Trade Show, when he will be presented with the Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award.

NNA established this award in 2007 to honor Daniel Morris “Dan” Phillips, an award-winning writer, photographer and assistant publisher of the Oxford (MS) Eagle, who passed away in 2005 at the age of 47. This award is presented to an individual 23-40 years old who is well respected in his or her community, of good reputation and integrity, provides active leadership in the newspaper industry and is active in his or her state press association and community and whose newspaper is a member of NNA.

Jeremy Waltner is news editor at the Freeman Courier in Freeman, SD.

The award will be presented at the business luncheon on Oct. 3, 2015, which will be held during NNA’s Annual Convention & Trade Show in St. Charles, MO. Waltner will be recognized in Publishers’ Auxiliary, as well.

Past Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award winners are listed at www.nnaweb.org.

Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association is the voice of America’s community newspapers and the largest newspaper association in the country. The nation’s community papers inform, educate and entertain nearly 150 million readers every week.

 
 

9 to Receive the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism

June 10, 2015

Awarded Annually Since 1930, the Medal Recognizes Lifetime or Superior Achievement

Columbia, Mo. (June 10, 2015) - Seven individuals and two media organizations will receive the prestigious Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism during a banquet on Monday, Oct. 26, on the University of Missouri campus.

Medalists are selected by the faculty of the School on the basis of lifetime or superior achievement in journalism. The Missouri School of Journalism has awarded the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism annually since 1930 to outstanding journalists, advertising and public relations practitioners, business people, institutions and media organizations from around the world. Among them are Tom Brokaw, Christiane Amanpour, Sir Winston Churchill, Gloria Steinem, Deborah Howell, David Granger and Gordon Parks.

During the day the medalists will present master classes on topics related to their areas of expertise to Missouri School of Journalism students and other guests.

Those to be honored are: • CNN Digital, one of the world's leading digital news brands• Barbara Ehrenreich, author and activist• Rea Hederman, publisher, The New York Review of Books• Gerd Ludwig, photojournalist and documentary photographer• Merrill Perlman, copy editor• Bill Plante, senior White House correspondent, CBS News• Yoani Sánchez, Cuban blogger, journalist and entrepreneur• Lincoln Stephens, co-founder, The... continued...

 
 

SEMO Press Association Announces Addition of Speaker Richardson to Agenda in Cape Girardeau July 16

June 3, 2015

SEMO Press Association meeting in Cape Girardeau July 16

SEMO Press Association has announced newly appointed Speaker of the House, Todd Richardson to the agenda.  Speaker Richardson represents Butler and Dunklin countries and Poplar Bluff is his hometown.

The Southeast Missouri Press Association regional meeting, hosted by the Missouri Press Foundation, is scheduled Thursday afternoon and evening, July 16, in Cape Girardeau.

Registration begins 3 p.m. in the University Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

Programming includes "Newspapering Nuts and Bolts" with Gary Rust of Rust Communications; Sports photography and "Live streaming vs. YouTube video sharing" with Fred Lynch of the Southeast Missourian; and developing a marketing campaign that works with Beth Chism of the Perryville Republic Monitor.

Mark your calendar! See Full 2015 SEMO Agenda and Register Today!

 
 

Show Me Press Meeting Schedule Announced!

May 14, 2015

Show-Me Press Association will meet June 12 at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton, Missouri.  

The agenda features Jonathan Groves, Communication Professor at Drury University in Springfield.  Jonathan will cover all the bases you need to know to develop a social media strategy.  Attendees will learn economic development coverage strategies from John Beaudoin, Economic Development Communications Director of Lee's Summit. Then, you will get time to network and gain more information in the "Brews and Views" round table discussions.  

The MPA/MPS/MPF Boards will meet the morning of June 12. Show-Me Press Registration Form

 
 



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Tuesday June 30th

Mark Maassen is named new executive director of the Missouri Press Association. http://www. Link

Monday June 29th

Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson: Internet Vulnerabilities Remain, via Public Notice Resource Center newsletter Government officials have known about the vulnerabilities the internet faces since at least 1998, when seven young hackers – bearing names like Space Rogue, Weld Pond and Brian Oblivion – testified before the United States Senate that “any of the seven individuals seated before you” could take the internet down with 30 minutes of well-choreographed keystrokes. Fred Thompson, the Tennessee Republican who chaired the Senate panel in 1998 and left Congress in 2003, said in a recent interview that internet security is the kind of problem the government has trouble fixing. “Number one, it’s very difficult, and number two, there’s no immediate political payoff for anyone,” he said. The vulnerability of technology users at the highest levels of government is a stark reminder of the value of publishing printed versions of public notices in newspapers. The newspaper and press association websites which host public notices may also be vulnerable to being taken offline, so the online postings are best used as an adjunct to the printed notice, because printed notices remain independent, archivable,accessible and verifiable. Read the related article written by the Washington Post by clicking on the link. http://www.pnrc.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/These-hackers-warned-the-Internet-would-become-a-security-disaster.-Nobody-listened.-The-Washington-Post-20150623.pdf Link

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