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! 

 
 

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September 23, 2014

 
 

Constitution Day is September 17. Don't miss this great free feature!

September 16, 2014

 How well do you know your U.S. Constitution? Test your I.Q. along with your readers with a new feature that offers 18 questions about our nation's founding document.  Drive readers through your newspaper to find the answers on the companion feature that you publish IN THE SAME ISSUE.

Readers young -- and older -- will benefit from a Constitution Day civic lesson on or near Sept. 17. In addition to the Constitution Quiz, MPA has four archived features created in partnership with The Missouri Bar.

To download the Constitution Quiz and answers feature, or any of the archived features, use download code: constitution.

 
 

Ferguson Panel on Sept. 26

September 15, 2014

The Missouri Press Association has assembled a panel of journalists and the superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol for a presentation on "The News from Ferguson, Missouri: What Lessons Can Be Learned?" as part of its annual convention program on Sept. 26 in Columbia. Freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom of information, the rights of property owners, and law enforcement’s duty to maintain order: all of those interests came into sharp view and even sharper conflict amid the protests that followed the fatal shooting Aug. 9 by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, of an unarmed black man, Michael Brown, on the streets of Ferguson, bringing the focus of the nation and the world on events that followed – and continue to this day. Panelists at the MPA's 148th Annual Convention will discuss the lessons from Ferguson, a northwest St. Louis suburb, and the way forward for all concerned. The panelists will provide opening comments about their personal experiences of the days and nights of unrest in Ferguson, and then answer questions from journalists in the audience.  Members of the panel are:    • Paul Stevens, former Associated Press bureau chief in Kansas City, who will serve as moderator.    • Colonel Ron Replogle, Missouri State Highway Patrol superintendent.    • John Eligon, New York Times correspondent, Kansas City.    • David Carson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer.    •... continued...
 
 

It's not too late! Register for Missouri Press Association's 148th Annual Convention Today!

September 5, 2014

 MPA's 148th Annual Convention is rapidly approaching and there are so many reasons to attend!

You'll have the opportunity to bid on many live auction items, such as: a Columbia package including a hot air balloon ride like a St. Louis package with sports tickets; a condo stay and winery package in Lake Ozark; several newspaper-related prints and much, much more!

Find the full agenda and registration information here!

 
 

Promote "Lift Off to Literacy" on or near Sept. 8

August 20, 2014

Sept. 8 is International Literacy Day, established in 1965 to focus attention on worldwide literacy needs. More than 780 million of the world's a dults do not know how to read or write, and more than 94 million children lack access to education.

Missouri Press has joined a national effort by the International Reading Association and NASA to encourage kids to devote an additional 60 seconds a day to literacy activities. MPA has created a feature that promotes using the newspaper to improve literacy skills for children of all ages. 

To download the feature, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: literacyday.

 
 



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2014 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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

 

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Wednesday October 1st

Missouri Press Association's 148th Annual Convention and Trade Show Link

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Missouri Press Association's 148th Annual Convention and Trade Show Link

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Wednesday October 1st

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Monday September 29th

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Monday September 29th

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Friday September 26th