Make plans now to attend the 2015 Annual Convention being held Sept. 10-12, 2015 in Columbia, Mo. The 2015 Annual Convention will take place at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.
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Did you miss our 2014 Annual Convention? Check out our Facebook page to see photographs of the convention.
We're planning some very special programming for our members, in celebration of our Sesquicentennial Convention! The convention will be held at beautiful Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Mo., with a special room rate for our members. Mark your calendars for Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2015. You won't want to miss it!
Wednesday July 1st
Are you looking for a sales position around the Kansas City area and have experience in the newspaper industry? If yes, Missouri Press Service is hiring! Click the link for more details. Link
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