Register Today for the Ozark Press Meeting on July 17!

May 22, 2015

Make plans today to attend the Ozark Press Association Meeting on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Drury University in Springfield! We have an afternoon packed with great information from Paul Berry of the Springfield News-Leader, Dale Freeman (former editor) and Jean Maneke!

That evening we will enjoy a Springfield Cardinals game, bring family or friends for a fun filled evening with food and networking with the group!

 

See the Full Agenda and Registration Form for the Ozark Press Here

 
 

Roundup of Legislation, including MPA-related bills

May 18, 2015

The Missouri General Assembly adjourned Friday, May 15, after a bizarre session that began January 7.

The year 2015 will be remembered in Jefferson City for opening day in the Missouri Senate when Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder was forced to delay the proceedings as a large, vocal group of protesters caused havoc and ultimately was escorted from the galleries by law enforcement. Members of the group held signs and chanted for expansion of Medicaid and called for action in wake of the riots last summer in Ferguson, Mo.

2015 will also be remembered as the year State Auditor Tom Schweich and his public information assistant Spence Jackson died as a result of separate suicides, when then-Speaker of the House, John Diehl, resigned in disgrace on the last day of the session and was replaced by new Speaker of the House Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff), when passage of a Right-To-Work bill shut down the Missouri Senate for much of the last week of the session, and when dozens of bills were introduced, relating to the tragedy last summer in Ferguson, but did not cross the finish line. Below is a list of how some major legislation fared in the Missouri Legislature, with thanks to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and its reporters Alex Stuckey and Virginia Young.

A few bills, either supported or opposed by Missouri Press Association, are noted in the list. Overall, it was a good year for the MPA. If you have any questions about MPA-related legislation in Jefferson City, please contact Doug Crews, MPA executive director, at dcrews@socket.net.

PASSED AND SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR

Foundation formula • Puts... continued...

 
 

Missouri Press Service selected for RJI's 2015-2016 institutional fellowship

May 15, 2015

Missouri Press Service selected for RJI's 2015-2016 institutional fellowship

 Every fall, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate with RJI on innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism.

From exploring journalistic opportunities for wearable technology to helping smaller community newspapers provide digital services for advertisers, the ninth fellowship class of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute continues RJI’s commitment to nurturing and strengthening journalism’s service to citizens and their communities.

 This year’s residential, nonresidential and institutional fellowships were chosen from among 225 applicants from around the world. The fellowship class also includes three faculty members from the University of Missouri.

Missouri Press Service has been selected as one of two institutional fellows. Staff of the Missouri Press Service will create and test revenue-generating digital services that smaller newspapers could provide to local merchants. The project leader is Mark Nienhueser, MPS advertising director.

A full list of fellows is listed on the Reynolds Journalism Institute website.

 
 

Show Me Press Meeting Schedule Announced!

May 14, 2015

Show-Me Press Association will meet June 12 at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton, Missouri.  

The agenda features Jonathan Groves, Communication Professor at Drury University in Springfield.  Jonathan will cover all the bases you need to know to develop a social media strategy.  Attendees will learn economic development coverage strategies from John Beaudoin, Economic Development Communications Director of Lee's Summit. Then, you will get time to network and gain more information in the "Brews and Views" round table discussions.  

The MPA/MPS/MPF Boards will meet the morning of June 12. See agenda for full details and registration.

 
 

Register Today: Porter Fisher Golf Classic

May 14, 2015

Join us for the 2015 Porter Fisher Golf Classic on Thurs., June 11!

The event is scheduled Thurs., June 11 at Lake Valley Golf and Country Club in Camdenton, Mo. The cost is $65 per golfer, which includes lunch and cart.

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!

 
 

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2015 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

An alphabetical resource guide to all of the newspapers in the state of Missouri. $45.00

 

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Thursday May 21st

Have you been keeping up with Potter Conferences' Listening Tour? Check out this new article on GPCink's The North Missourian and digital delivery. Link

Wednesday May 20th

Have you registered for National Newspaper Association's 129th Annual Convention and Trade Show held at the St. Charles Convention Center? Link

Tuesday May 19th

Don't miss out on National Newspaper Association's Newspaper And Education contest, sponsored by Kidsville News! Use the contest to highlight newspaper/school partnerships that focus on developing fully informed citizens. Link