How to join the MPA

To apply for membership, please print out the appropriate application, along with three copies of your newspaper, if applicable. Also, a letter from a sponsoring MPA publisher is required if your newspaper is applying for Active, Active Online or Friend of Missouri Press Membership. A check for dues is also required.  The MPA Board of Directors will act on applications at its earliest opportunity.  Active Membership dues are based on circulation, see the current Dues Schedule to figure dues.  Friend of Missouri Press Membership dues are $ 195 per firm. Associate Membership dues are per person. Dues are collected for the calendar year.

MPA has FOUR classes of membership

(1) Active Membership - This is open to any weekly or daily newspaper that has been in business for three years and devotes at least 25% of its space to news content and fulfills the requirements set forth in the MPA Bylaws. Active Membership Application | 2014 Membership Dues

(2) Associate Membership - This is open to any publisher who has retired or to any person in government or education who serves in an information capacity or to any teacher or student of journalism. Download Application

(3) Friend of Missouri Press Membership - This is open to anyone in public relations or in a field allied to the newspaper industry or serving it, or to newspapers that have not been in business for three years or publish less frequently than weekly and thus may not qualify for active membership. Download Application

(4) Active Online Membership - This is open to any online newspaper that has been in business for three years (MPA member newspapers online prior to Sept. 7, 2007, are grandfathered in) and fulfills the requirements set forth in the MPA Bylaws. Download Application


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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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Monday April 20th

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Monday April 20th

Don't forget to register for the Southeast Missouri Press Association regional meeting in Cape Girardeau on July 16! Link

Friday April 17th

MPA is excited to partner with the Missouri School of Journalism students! — "Bentley specifically chose non-daily newspapers for the project, noting that most of his students are from St. Louis, Chicago and other major cities. Link