January writing workshop will feature variety of authors

December 9, 2015

Countless journalists have dreamed of writing and publishing books, such as memoirs, biographies, investigative reports, novels, short stories, poetry collections, literature aimed at children or young adults. Whether you are an unpublished author who wants to break through or a published author who want to move to the next level, you are encouraged to attend a one-day workshop Friday, Jan. 22, at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia to learn more about writing and publishing your own book.

The workshop will be led by organizers of the Unbound Book Festival and topics to be covered will explore why you want to write a book; who doyou expect to print and sell your book; whether or not you should seek a literary agent; can you earn a living as a book author; and writing a book while employed at a salaried job.

Registration for the workshop is through Missouri Press Association; a registration form can be found online. The authors are donating their time. MPA will serve a box lunch and provide a parking pass for $20 per participant.

Each week, MPA will feature more information about some of the authors participating in the workshop, beginning with Steve Weinberg, who is also helping to organize the event, and Laura McHugh. Together they will discuss why you... continued...


Help Support Missouri Newspaper Interns on Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2015


On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Missouri Press Foundation is joining with other non-profit organizations around the world to celebrate a day dedicated to giving back. “Giving Tuesday,” the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, kicks off the giving season. We are asking for your support, while also asking “what can we accomplish when we all work together?”

The Missouri Press Foundation needs your help to fund its 2016 summer intern program.

Each summer, the Missouri Press Foundation supports as many as 10 journalism students as they work at Missouri newspapers. Student interns work as reporters, editors, photographers, designers, advertising representatives or website editors/reporters. In some cases they wear many hats throughout their four-, six- or eight-week internship. They gain hands-on experience, a real sense about what working in the industry is like and an experienced mentor.

$1000 Funds an 8-week Internship $500 Funds a 4-week Internship $250 Funds an Intern for 2 weeks $125 Funds an Intern for 1 week $50 Funds an Intern for 2 days $25 Funds an Intern for 1 Day

This Giving Tuesday, our goal is to raise $1,000 to fund one intern. With your support, we’ll place newspaper journalism students with newspaper mentors and encourage them to... continued...


Sign Up for a One-Day Authoring and Publishing Workshop!

November 23, 2015

Whether you are an unpublished author who wants to break through, or a published author who wants to move to the next level, you are invited to attend this one-day workshop in Columbia. Hosted in conjunction with Steve Weinberg and the Unbound Book Festival committee, this workshop will feature panels and informal conversations with successful book authors. The authors will also be able to answer questions about whether to seek a national trade (commercial) publisher such as Random House, or a regional trade publishers, a university press or follow the self-publishing route.

The workshop will be held at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The authors are donating their time. MPA will serve a box lunch and provide a parking pass at the cost of $20. 

Click the thumbnail below or the following link to sign up today!




2016 Photojournalism Hall of Fame Nominations are Open!

November 3, 2015

 Do you know a photojournalist who has made outstanding contributions to Missouri journalism?

The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame endeavors to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to Missouri journalism, and to provide an exhibit venue to showcase these visual reporting pioneers, and the work of current photojournalists.

Nominations are now open for 2016. The nomination form can be filled electronically or by hand. Download the form here. Nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2016.

Inductees are recognized for one or more of the following: Outstanding photojournalism achievement Long-term photography for a Missouri publication or other journalism outlet Technical innovations Ethical values and integrity Contributions to community To view past inductees and samples of their work, please click on the following link to our Photojournalism Hall of Fame website: www.photojournalismhalloffame.org



It's Easy to Support Missouri Newspapers!

October 19, 2015

You have asked for it and it’s finally here! You can now set up a monthly donation to the Missouri Press Foundation. We can either debit your gift directly from your account or charge your debit or credit card each month. A monthly gift is a great way to make a huge impact without having to write a check.

 Help the foundation forward on its mission. Please sign up today!

Click here to download the ACH payment form. Return the completed form, along with a voided check, to the Missouri Press Foundation, 802 Locust Street, Columbia, MO 65201.

Donate your gift before the end of the year to help the Foundation expand its reach in 2016 — and you may be eligible for a charitable donation deduction when you file taxes this year!


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