April 30, 2015
April 1, 2015
Because of certain technical difficulties yesterday with the MOPRESS.com site, a limited number of potential entrants were not able to upload their entries to the Better Newspaper Contest template by 11 p.m. last night, March 31.
Those technical issues have been addressed and the template will REMAIN ACTIVE FOR UPLOADING ENTRIES THROUGH 11 p.m. TONIGHT, APRIL 1
To upload your entries, go directly to BetterBNC.com
Complete instructions, rules and categories are located inside the BetterBNC template. However, if you would like hard copies of the rules and categories please go to the contest information page.
March 24, 2015
Join us for the 2015 Porter Fisher Golf Classic on Thurs., June 11!
Please join us at the golf course by 11 a.m. Box lunches will be provided before teeing off.
Please send your registration form and check to Missouri Press Foundation, 802 Locust St., Columbia, MO 65201; or pay by phone with a credit card, (573) 449-4167. Please make checks payable to Missouri Press Foundation.
Mulligans may be purchased at the course before teeing off. Prizes will be awarded after tournament. Please consider a contribution to the tournament prize/trophy fund. You may donate money or items. Your gift will be acknowledged at the golf course and in MPA publications.
See you on the course!
March 23, 2015
Do you know a great photojournalist, with a connection to Missouri, who should be recognized for his or her work? A Photojournalism Hall of Fame nomination form can be downloaded here. Nominations must be submitted by April 30.The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame endeavors to recognize those people who have made outstanding contributions to Missouri photojournalism, and to provide an exhibit venue to showcase these visual reporting pioneers, and the work of current photojournalist. The nomination process is open and nominees may be living or deceased. Send nominations to:
Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame c/o Missouri Press Foundation 802 Locust Street • Columbia, MO 65201
March 10, 2015
Make plans now to join news organizations across the country in observing Sunshine Week March 15-21.
Participate in the discussion about the importance of access to public information and what it means for communities.
A national Sunshine Week toolkit will be available free to Missouri Press Association members. The toolkit contains high-impact stories, a commentary piece, informational graphics and editorial cartoons, all spearheaded by The Associated Press, The McClatchy Company, USA TODAY and Gannett Co., Inc.
In addition to running nationally created materials, Missouri Press Association newspapers are encouraged to publish local Sunshine Week editorials, stories, columns, cartoons and graphics. This is an opportunity to inform readers about the role the local newspaper plays in fighting for their right to know and keeping government accountable to the public.
The Sunshine Week toolkit is a free resource available to any participant including, but not limited to, professional and student journalists working in any medium; bloggers; civic and non-profit organizations; schools; and government officials.
Please note that permission to use these materials covers only the seven days of Sunshine Week (March 15-21, 2015).
For more information, including logos, editorials and cartoons to run in your publication, visit
March 4, 2015
March is Women's History Month and Missouri Press has added 12 new features to its series on the First Ladies of America.
The series now includes features on 24 women who served in that role, beginning with Martha Washington. Use one or all of the features.
Each year, we're adding to the series, made possible by a donation from The Joplin Globe.
To access the First Ladies of America series, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: ladies.
Wednesday April 1st
Today is the early bird deadline for Inland Press Association's NICS! NICS gives you the big picture and the deep-dive details you need for a successful compensation strategy. Don't forget to register today! Link
Wednesday April 1st
We apologize for any inconvenience created by our website being down yesterday! We have extended the deadline for the 2015 Better Newspaper Contest until THIS EVENING at 11 p.m. Link
Tuesday March 31st
Tonight is the deadline for the 2015 BNC Contest! Don't forget to submit your entries by 11 p.m. Link