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. Download 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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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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Friday August 22nd

We're finally to reason #1 on our countdown for attending our 148th Annual Convention: Honor Your Peers! Come and salute your staff and peers at the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest Awards Ceremony AND the two William E. James Young Journalist Award winners on Saturday, Sept. Link

Thursday August 21st

Happy #tbt from Missouri Press! Here's a picture from our St. Louis convention in 2000! Link

Thursday August 21st

We're getting close to #1 on our countdown! But for now, check out reason #2 to attend our convention: Honor the New Hall of Fame Inductees! On Friday night, Sept. 26, honor the great Hall of Fame class of 2014: Gary and Helen Sosniecki, Don and Kathy Ginnings, Judy Dixon and David Bradley, Jr. Link

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Tuesday August 19th

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Tuesday August 12th

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Missouri Press Foundation is hosting a Technology Academy Nov. 6-7 at Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia. Come join us! http://t.co/ZBqNr4NCcX
Wednesday August 6th

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