2016 Convention 


The Chateau on the Lake in Branson will be the preeminent setting for all Missouri publishers and members of their newspapers’ staff Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2016 as Missouri Press Association (MPA) hosts its Sesquicentennial Convention. Every effort has been made to ensure the 2016 convention is a celebration worthy of 150 years of service. We have attempted to tie in the old with the new, while incorporating a little Branson flair, to observe this once-in-a-lifetime anniversary.

See the agenda and register today! Convention AgendaPrintable registration form | Click here to reserve your sleeping room by August 19!

For information and inquiries on the convention, please contact Kristie Williams by phone at (573) 449-4167 ext. 301 or by email at

Sponsorship Opportunities! For a full description of all sponsorship opportunities, download the packet here! To sign up as a sponsor or trade show exhibitor, fill out the online form here. 

If you would like to be a sponsor or trade show exhibitor and have questions, please contact Melody Bezenek by phone at 573-449-4167 ext. 303 or by email at

Join us for Boots, Bling and Barbeque, a fundraiser for Missouri Press Foundation on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7PM. Guests will enjoy a barbeque dinner, live country music from Nashville artists Beau Fuller, Casey Muessigmann and Steve Dorian.  Contact Melody Bezenek or click above to register.   


Did you miss our 2015 Annual Convention? Check out our Facebook page by clicking here. 



Online Store Feature

2016 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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



Thursday October 20th Link

Wednesday October 19th

The Photojournalism Hall of Fame induction is TOMORROW! The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame in Columbia, Mo., will induct four award-winning innovators and teachers of photography and journalism on Oct. Link

Tuesday October 18th Link



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Thursday October 20th


PJHOF will induct four award-winning innovators & teachers of photography & journalism on Oct. 20. |
Wednesday October 19th


Charles Arlinghaus: Closing a newspaper should wake you up | New Hampshire via @sharethis
Tuesday October 18th


MPA, AT&T and local MO newspapers host It Can Wait editorial contest. Contest began on Oct. 3 |…
Friday October 14th