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.
Large files need to be uploaded to Realview. Realview can be accessed directly from betterbnc.com. Look for the Realview icon and that link will take you directly to... continued...
February 8, 2016
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
— 8 PM Entertainment | Powers of the Mind | Comic Hypnotist Brian... continued...
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.
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.
The Tiger Hotel is located just a few blocks from RJI. Parking is available for $10 a... continued...
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
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.
10:00-11:30 a.m.: Day at the Capitol program in the Senate Lounge, Third Floor, State Capitol. The morning program features Missouri State Auditor... continued...
January 20, 2016
Missouri Press Association Report from Jefferson City Jan. 20, 2016
It is IMPORTANT that you and representatives from your newspaper come to Jefferson City on Feb. 4, to talk with your elected officials at MPA Day at the Capitol!
If you have not registered, please do so today!
To register, please click on the following link: Day At The Capitol Form(Have you contacted your State Representative about House Bill 2089 that would move the county financial statement in 2nd, 3rd and 4th class counties from the local newspaper to the county's web site? Please contact your State Representative about the county financial statement bill!)
Missouri Press Association representatives testified on two bills Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the state capitol
Mark Maassen testified in the House Elections Committee in support of House Bill 1479, sponsored by Elections Committee Chair Rep. Sue Entlicher (R-Bolivar).
The bill would give local citizens an opportunity of knowing that a candidate for local office has withdrawn at the last minute before the filing deadline. The issue was brought to our attention more than a year ago by Toby Carrig, publisher of the Ste. Genevieve Herald.
HB 1479 would not require a new public notice. The bill would allow the filing period to open up a few days during the following week after the filing deadline, giving enough time for a news article to appear in the local newspaper, enough time for word to circulate in town, giving citizens who might want to... continued...
Friday February 12th
Nominations are being taken now for three of the top awards of the Missouri Press Association and Foundation: — Missouri Newspaper Hall of Fame — Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame — Outstanding Young Journalist Nominations for all three of the 2016 awards must be in the MPA office by March 31! Link
Thursday February 11th
Do you know a photojournalist who has made outstanding contributions to Missouri journalism? If the answer is yes, then nominate them for the 2016 Photojournalism Hall of Fame! To view inductee requirements or to download the nomination form, please click on the link below or visit the PJHOF website at http://www.photojournalismhalloffame. Link
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
MAMA Sleeping Room Cut Off Extended to Feb. 19! | https://t.co/TH0N7sRPZc
Wednesday February 10th
Celebrate Missouri Farmers this Month with new Ag series | https://t.co/BjNmyC4agP
Tuesday February 9th