May 26, 2016
Earlier this month, MPA sent a brief survey to Missouri’s newspapers to gauge interest in a project with the National World War I Museum to create Newspaper In Education content to be published in the spring of 2017, for the Centennial of the United States entering into WWI.
About 40 newspapers responded with enthusiasm for the project – some even offering suggestions on content! But we need to hear from more of you – about 246 more of you!
This is an important project to teach readers of all ages about WWI and remind Missourians that our state is home to the nation’s official World War I museum. To secure funding, we need data on potential participation.
This material would be provided to you ready to print at no cost to your newspaper.
We are considering building incentives into the project, as we did for the Missouri Road Trip project we created in the summer of 2015. MPF returned $4,000 in sponsorship funds back to many of the Missouri newspapers that published the series.
Please respond to DAWN KITCHELL, firstname.lastname@example.org, and let me know that your newspaper would be interested in this project on WWI.
April 27, 2016
Celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with a new feature from Missouri Press and The Missouri Bar.
On June 11, 1776, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and a few others were appointed to a committee to draft a declaration of independence from England. The Continental Congress officially adopted their Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4.
Take advantage of your schools' final weeks in session by publishing the feature in May in celebration of Law Day, or use it any time leading up to Independence Day in July.
To access the half-page feature, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: declaration.
March 21, 2016
March is Women's History Month, a terrific time to share historical features on America's first ladies.
Missouri Press has released 12 new features in the First Ladies of America series donated by The Joplin Globe.
First ladies in this series include Edith Roosevelt, Florence Harding, Ellen and Edith Wilson, Nellie Taft, Grace Coolidge, Lou Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson and Pat Nixon.
All of the First Ladies of America features may be accessed at mo-nie.com using the download code: ladies.
March 8, 2016
In anticipation of Sunshine Week, March 13-19, Missouri Press Association, with the help of its partners, is making available several resources to help its members celebrate the access to information we have and inform the public about what the law means for them.
Resources available this year include editorials from students in Clyde Bentley's class at the University of Missouri in Columbia. There are several editorials available in one document and short biographical information about the author, along with a picture for some, is available at the end of each editorial.
Get the editorials here.
Also available is a cartoon from Columbia Daily Tribune artist John Darkow. The cartoon is available for you to publish freely.
Finally, a Sunshine Week feature is available for newspapers to publish through Newspapers in Education. The feature, titled "Let the Sun Shine In," is loaded with information about Sunshine Week.
"Let the Sun Shine In" was funded by the Missouri Sunshine Coalition. Visit missourisunshine.org to learn more about this nonprofit organization working to educate all Missourians about their rights and responsibilities under the Sunshine Law.
To access both the feature and editorial cartoon,... continued...
February 28, 2016
"Let the Sun Shine In "March 13-19 by commemorating Sunshine Week with a new feature from Missouri Press and the Missouri Sunshine Coalition.
MPA has created an informative Newspaper In Education feature that explains the importance of citizens having access to government activities and records. The feature includes information about the Sunshine Law, the Freedom of Information Act, what these laws exclude, some examples of ways they work for citizens and resources to learn more.continued...
Tuesday May 31st
The Porter Fisher Golf Tournament is only two weeks away!! To register for the June 16 tournament, visit http://bit.ly/1UqxRjI to download the form or contact Missouri Press Foundation Director Melody Bezenek at 573-449-4167 or by email at mbezenek@socket. Link
Monday May 30th
Porter Fisher Golf Tournament Link
Thursday May 26th
Your input is needed for an upcoming NIE project! Earlier this month, MPA sent a brief survey to Missouri’s newspapers to gauge interest in a project with the National World War I Museum to create Newspaper In Education content to be published in the spring of 2017, for the Centennial of the United States entering into WWI. About 40 newspapers responded with enthusiasm for the project – some even offering suggestions on content! But we need to hear from more of you – about 246 more of you! Please respond to DAWN KITCHELL, dawnkitchell@gmail. Link