July 22, 2014Missouri Press Association Convention Coming! September 25-27

MPA Convention Coming September 25-27 in Columbia, Mo.  Up, Up and Away! Missouri Press Association is rising to new heights to help our members!     Register today for the MPA Convention in Columbia, Mo. on September 25-27. We'll have great sessions and speakers, on-site newspaper design consultation, business and leadership panel discussions, tour and dinner at Les Bourgeois Winery in Rocheport, Mo., Hall of Fame banquet and contest awards, and much more!   You may download a copy of the Convention_agenda_here for the MPA convention here. Don't forget to register, you can do so online here! We look forward to seeing you.  2014 Missouri Press Convention Registration Form
 

    July 17, 2014Save the Date! The Walter B. Potter Sr. Conference: Innovation and Transformation in Community Newspapers

The Walter B. Potter Sr. Conference: Innovation and Transformation in Community Newspapers

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 will open soon, so save the date and start gathering your successful ideas.

 

    July 14, 2014Missouri Press Association announces Hall of Fame inductees

For Release July 14, 2014

Missouri Press Association announces Hall of Fame inductees  

Six newspaper people, including two husband-wife teams, will be inducted this fall into the Missouri Press Association Newspaper Hall of Fame.

The induction reception and banquet are scheduled 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, during the 148th annual Convention of the Missouri Press Association (MPA) at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. This will be the 24th group to be inducted into the Newspaper Hall of Fame, which was established by MPA in 1991.

This year's inductees are David Bradley, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of News-Press & Gazette Company, St. Joseph; Judy Dixon, Festus, a cartoonist/illustrator with more than 30 years in the newspaper industry; Don and Kathy Ginnings, longtime publishers of the Hermitage Index; and Gary and Helen Sosniecki, former Missouri publishers of three community weekly newspapers and one daily.

Hall of Fame inductees receive Pinnacle Awards in honor of their 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.

(In addition to the brief descriptions below, photos of the inductees are available for viewing or downloading, or by request at bejones@socket.net)

David Bradley, Jr.

David R. "Dave" Bradley, Jr. currently serves as the chairman and CEO of News-Press & Gazette Company and president of NPG... continued...

 

    July 9, 2014Coming to Springfield July 18th! Don't miss out! Sign up for the Ozark Press Association Meeting Today!

Jonathan Groves and Jean Maneke are lined up to speak at the Ozark Press Association meeting on July 18th at Drury University in Springfield!  Download the registration form and see the full agenda here.

Learn how to develop a Social Media Strategy and best practices to use for Online Journalism sites from Jonathan Groves, Associate Professor of Communication at Drury University.   

Jean Maneke will be doing what she does best and answering your questions and giving advice on legal matters at your newspaper.   

PLUS enjoy a Springfield Cardinals game with the group that following evening!  Call Zach at the Springfield Cardinals for $12.00 tickets, 417.832.3038. 

 

    June 11, 2014Get Two Speakers For the Price of One at Northwest Press Meeting

See Russell Viers and Rob Anfinson on June 20 at The Station on Northwest Missouri State University campus in Maryville.  The deadline to register is June 18.  Email newspaper information and attendee name(s) to the Tarkio Avalanche at avalanche@rpt.coop
 

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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

 

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Tuesday August 19th

Reason #4 to attend MPA's 148th Annual Convention: Revenue Advice from Anne Tezon Anne Tezon will discuss how you can use your existing content to publish eBooks, diversify your revenue and boost your circulation. Tezon will speak at 9:15 a. Link

Monday August 18th

Reason #5 to attend MPA's 148th Annual Convention: John Robinson's "Coastal Missouri - Driving on the Edge of the Wild" You need to see who's been stalking your community! Hear John Robinson's humorous recount of his "wild, wooly hoot" journey across Missouri for his new book, "Coastal Missouri - Driving on the Edge of the Wild." You'll enjoy this breakfast session at 8:00 a. Link

Friday August 15th

Reason #6 to attend MPA's 148th Annual Convention: Breakfast with Steve Wieberg! Saturday, Sept. 27, have breakfast with Steve Wieberg - homegrown Missourian, former USA Today sports writer and current College Football Playoff Selection Committee member. Link

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