2014 Better Newspaper Contest Results

September 29, 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Missouri Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest. To view the results of BNC, you can download a PDF of the results  or download a PDF of the judges' comments.

A special thank you to all partipants in the contest, and congratulations to our winners! We're excited to see fantastic journalism within Missouri! 


MPF Hosting Technology Academy on Nov. 6-7

August 3, 2014

The Missouri Press Foundation is sponsoring a Technology Academy 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7 at Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia.

Viers will explain the Adobe Creative Suite and take you through the most popular programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge and Acrobat XI Pro). He will give you time saving techniques you can take back to your newspaper and use immediately.

The 2014 MPF Technology Academy is limited to the first 15 who register. Most Adobe training cost hundreds of dollars for one session. You will only pay $99 registration per person for two full days of training (lunch included).

A special rate of $99 (breakfast included) has been secured for lodging the night of Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Stoney Creek Inn, 2601 S. Providence Road. Classes will be at Stoney Creek Inn. Please call 1-800-659-2220 by Oct. 17 and reference the Missouri Press Association group rate.

To register for the Technology Academy, click on the thumbnail or open the PDF here.

Questions? Contact Melody Bezenek at 573.449.4167 or mbezenek@socket.net.


MPA Porter Fisher Golf Classic Approaching!

June 3, 2014

The MPA Porter Fisher Golf Classic is just A FEW DAYS AWAY!

GOOD NEWS: We still have room available for a few more four-person teams. So, get your buddies together, register, and get ready for some golfing fun!The event is scheduled Thursday, June 26, at Eldon Country Club. Cost is $40 per golfer, which includes lunch and cart. Lunch is noon and tee time is 1 p.m.There will be a putting contest; hole-in-one, closest to the pin and longest putt prizes; and 50-50 tickets for sale. Any profit from the event or contests will benefit the projects of the Missouri Press Foundation.We also are in need of money or donations for prizes. If interested in helping, contact Bryan Jones (bejones@socket.net) or Mark Nienhueser (mdnienhueser@socket.net). Or call: 573-449-4167 and ask for Bryan or Mark.REGISTER your foursome TODAY!A registration form is at www.mopress.com/current_forms.php (or contact Bryan or Mark).See you on the course!


The Missouri Blue Book is Available for Purchase!

June 2, 2014

The 2013-2014 Missouri Official Manual (Blue Book) is available for ordering. The 1,536-page, hardback book costs $24.99 per copy, plus shipping charges.  Click here to order the Missouri Official Manual today!

For more than 100 years, the State of Missouri published the Official Manual as a hardback book, then discontinued publication after the 2009-2010 edition. A statute passed by the Missouri General Assembly in 2013, allows a not-for-profit organization to return the book to hardback form.

The book contains detailed information on local, state and federal government, as well as stories, essays and pictures that help preserve the state's heritage.

Questions may be directed to the Missouri Press Foundation at 573-449-4167.


Melody Bezenek for Missouri Press Foundation Director

April 30, 2014

Missouri Press Foundation hires director Melody Bezenek to focus on fundraising programs


Melody Bezenek began working Thursday, April 24 as the Missouri Press Foundation's first full-time director. The Foundation was formed in 1984.

Members of the Missouri Press Foundation Board of Directors, along with Missouri Press Association and Missouri Press Service board members, for the past year have been making plans to grow the Foundation. The Building For The Future campaign that kicked off in September included the hiring of a director.

The intent of the campaign is to continue the current Foundation activities, including the nationally-recognized Missouri Newspaper in Education program developed and led by Dawn Kitchell; scholarships and summer internships for college students studying community journalism; support for district press meetings,regional workshops and the annual Missouri Press Convention; the annual Missouri Better Newspaper Contest; the Missouri Newspaper Print Shop Museum in Arrow Rock; the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame in Washington, Mo.; new tools to enable Missouri Press members to demonstrate the value of newspapers to local audiences; and other endeavors to support the newspaper industry in our state.

"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve the Missouri Press Foundation and Missouri's newspapers," Bezenek said. "It is an honor to serve as a champion for Missouri's... continued...


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