National Newspaper Week Feature from Missouri NIE

October 1, 2015

 Just in time to commemorate National Newspaper Week Oct. 4-10, Missouri Press NIE has released a new feature that shares a historical timeline and current statistics on what newspapers mean to communities. A sidebar recognizes International Carrier Day, this year celebrated on Oct. 10, and notes historical figures who once were newspaper carriers. This color feature is 6 columns by 6 inches and can be accessed at using download code: npweek.

Celebrate National Newspaper Week

October 1, 2015


October 4-10 marks the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week (NNW). This observance underscores the impact of newspapers to communities large and small. The theme of this year’s NNW is “Power of the Press.”

Your National Newspaper Week content kit contains editorials, editorial cartoons, promotional ads and more that are available for download at no charge.

NNW is sponsored and coordinated by Newspaper Association Managers, Inc., a consortium of North American trade associations representing the industry on a state and provincial, regional and national basis.

MPS supports National Newspaper Week by paying a small fee so that all member newspapers can participate and use NNW materials.

NEWSPAPERS: PLEASE PROMOTE National Newspaper Week by downloading materials and devoting as many column inches as possible to reinforce the importance of newspapers to the communities and cities we serve.

PLEASE EDITORIALIZE LOCALLY about how your newspaper is relevant to your community. This can be about your government watchdog role, coverage of community events, providing timely public notices, etc.  Following NNW, these materials will remain on the website and can be accessed by newspapers for use throughout the year since our message is timeless.

To read more and access NNW material please click here.


Ethics violations handed down on negative mailers

September 30, 2015

By Joe Robertson

Two candidates and an associate behind negative postcard mailings in Kansas City and Hickman Mills school board races have admitted actions that the state says violated ethics laws.

Kansas City school board member Melissa Robinson, former Hickman Mills school board member Breman Anderson and attorney Clinton Adams signed consent orders, each admitting roles in producing at least one of three mailers that blasted opponents without stating who had paid for the ads — which is required under the law.

Robinson ran successfully against incumbent Joseph Jackson in April 2014 to win a seat on the Kansas City board.

In the consent order, signed Friday, Robinson agreed with the Missouri Ethics Commission that she was aware that Adams had prepared a negative postcard against Jackson.

The mailer did not say “paid for by,” and named only a group — “Parents and Neighbors for Quality Education” — which the commission said is not a registered entity with the ethics commission or the Missouri secretary of state.

Robinson also knew that Adams paid $480 toward the $1,400 costs of the mailer but did not report the funds as either a donation or an in-kind gift.

Robinson’s mistakes were “unintentional,” her attorney, Matt Dameron, said in a written statement.

“Ms. Robinson has taken steps to make sure this does not happen again,” he said,... continued...


Thank You for Your Generous Donations!

September 25, 2015



Thank you to all who contributed to the Arrow Rock Print Shop Museum benefit Thursday, Sept. 10. We especially want to thank those who supported the event with their generous sponsorships.

More than 100 guests enjoyed an evening filled with Dixieland jazz music courtesy of Dixieland Garage, appetizers and Missouri-made beverages. Many won lottery tickets at the spin-the-wheel game provided by Missouri Lottery.

Dinner was served in the historic J. Huston Tavern. Fried chicken, salads and fresh peach cobbler were some of the many items on the menu. 

After expenses, the final amount raised for the Print Shop Museum Benefit was $3,000. These funds will be used to cover the cost of significant work needed to repair and prevent future damage to the building housing Missouri Press Association's antique printing equipment. 

Thank you to all who attended and sponsored this event. With these repairs, Missouri Press Association will continue to provide a glimpse into the newspaper industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and show the important role they played in communities. 

If you would like to view photos from the benefit, please click here. This will direct you to the Missouri Press Association Facebook page. Proceed to MPA photos, albums and then click on the 2015 MPF Print Shop Benefit. 


2015 Photojournalism Hall of Fame Inductees

September 24, 2015


The 2015 Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Thursday, October 15 at 4 p.m. in the Reynolds Journalism Institute. The reception following the ceremony will take place in the Palmer Room. Please R.S.V.P. to the Missouri Press Foundation Hall of Fame by calling (574) 449.4167.

Criteria for Nominees

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.

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

2015 Inductees

Dean Curtis Keith Myers Larry S. Williams

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September 23, 2015

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Friday October 2nd

Doug Crews held the Missouri flag during the 129th National Newspaper Association convention flag ceremony. The theme for this year is "Show Me the Future of Newspapers. Link

Thursday October 1st

The 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week is Oct. 4-10! This year's theme is "Power of the Press. Link

Thursday October 1st

Celebrate International Newspaper Carrier Day on Saturday, October 10! Link



Celebrate the "Power of the Press" during National Newspaper Week Oct. 4-10! |
Thursday October 1st


RT @NAAupdates: Newspaper Carrier Day is on October 10! NAA members can use our print ad to say 'thank you!' #hatsoff
Thursday October 1st


Ethics violations handed down on negative mailers in Kansas City, Hickman Mills school board races | via @KCStar
Wednesday September 30th


Meet our 2015 Photojournalism Hall of Fame Inductees: Dean Curtis, Keith Myers and Larry S. Williams |
Tuesday September 29th