Celebrate National Newspaper Week Oct. 5-11 with Famous Missouri Journalists

October 3, 2014

Next week is National Newspaper Week, October 5-11. This year is the 74th observance, which celebrates the  importance of newspapers to our communities.

Missouri Press has created four new features in our Famous Missouri Journalists series that are perfect resources for showcasing men and women who played major roles in journalism and other important arenas in our state. New this year are features on:

Walter Williams - fought for and won the establishment of the Missouri School of Journalism. Williams led the world's first professional school, creating the Missouri Method.

Mary Paxton Keeley - the first woman to graduate from the Missouri School of Journalism. She said she was waiting at the door when Walter Williams opened it!

Lucille Bluford - a civil rights leader, she fought for the opportunity to attend the Missouri School of Journalism.

Walter Cronkite - a newspaper man whose broadcasting standards forged his legacy as the "Most Trusted Man in America." Cronkite always considered Missouri his home and valued his newspaper roots.

Thanks to The Historical Society of Missouri for sharing its biographies and photographs with Missouri Press Association for this project.

The four new features join six original features in the series written by longtime Missouri Press Association historian Dr. William Taft. The original series has been converted to color and include: William Switzler, Joseph Charless, Mark Twain, Eugene Field, Joseph Pulitzer and the Missouri Press Association.

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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.

 
 

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.

 
 

Teacher resource for Using Newspaper to Teach Language Arts Available

August 14, 2014

 The teaching resource, "Using the Newspaper to Meet Langauge Arts Standards" has been updated and is available now for download. Newspapers are encouraged to promote this resource to local teachers. Copy and distribute or upload to your website.

The 28-page teacher guide offers newspaper-based K-12 classroom activities that teach the language arts skill of the Missouri Learning Standards.

Download code: standards14

 
 

Great Resources Ahead for Missouri Newspapers

August 8, 2014

 Summer is winding down and back-to-school stories are hitting your newspapers. Do your fall plans include reaching out to young readers in your community? Missouri Press has just released another calendar of great resources that will help you reach and teach readers young -- and older -- inside your newspaper. Our first new feature celebrates International Literacy Day on September 8. Check out the calendar HERE!
 
 



Online Store Feature

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 October 24th

Read more about this wonderful opportunity in Missouri Journalism! "Now in its second year statewide, the Constitution Project is an intensive, hands-on competition that engages students in investigating a mock crime scene, reporting about the crime and processing the resulting case as it progresses through the system, culminating in a mock trial – all under the mentorship of local professionals in the fields of crime scene investigation, journalism and trial advocacy." Link

Friday October 24th

Missouri Press Association needs 15 more people to serve as judges to help with the upcoming Colorado Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest. Their newspaper people recently helped judge the MPA contest, so it's time to return the favor! You can sign up with the form below. Link

Thursday October 23rd

Cliff Schiappa welcomes the 2014 Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame inductees in Washington, Mo. Link

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