April 26, 2015
Take your readers on a road trip inside your newspaper this summer and you could share in $4,000 in newspaper incentives for publishing the Newspaper In Education series Missouri Road Trip 2015: Every Hero Has a Story.
This new 11-part series, created in partnership with the Missouri Division of Tourism, will introduce Missourians who made significant accomplishments in their lifetimes and the places they once called home. Families that read the series will have the opportunity to win prizes.
For the first time, Missouri Press Foundation will award $4,000 in incentives to Missouri newspapers for participating in the project. Every Missouri newspaper member of the Missouri Press Association that publishes the complete series in print will be entered into a drawing to win: one $1,000 award, two $500 awards, four $250 awards and 10 $100 awards.continued...
March 4, 2015
March is Women's History Month and Missouri Press has added 12 new features to its series on the First Ladies of America.
The series now includes features on 24 women who served in that role, beginning with Martha Washington. Use one or all of the features.
Each year, we're adding to the series, made possible by a donation from The Joplin Globe.
To access the First Ladies of America series, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: ladies.
February 25, 2015
Missouri Press and the Missouri School of Journalism have collaborated again this year to produce student editorials commemorating Newspaper In Education Week, March 2-8.
Editorials written by 16 students are available, along with short biographies of the student writers and their photos.
To access the editorials, visit www.mo-nie.com and use download code: nieops. Please include student bylines when using the editorials.
Also at www.mo-nie.com, you can download past editorial cartoons donated by the Columbia Daily Tribune's John Darkow, using download code: mocartoon.
January 6, 2015
Just six days into the new year, more than 50 Missouri newspapers have downloaded "The Gashouse Gang," the Reading Across Missouri 2015 serialized story. The 12-chapter story shares the legend of Dizzy Dean and the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Team.
The story is available at no cost, along with a promotional ad and companion teacher guide. To access the files, including the publishing guidelines, visit www.mo-nie.com and use download code: readmo15.
December 18, 2014
Dizzy Dean stands among the legendary players who have left their mark on America's game. History remembers Dizzy not only for his prowess on the pitcher's mound, but also for his character off of it.
Your newspaper can share the story of Dizzy and the rest of "The Gashouse Gang" -- the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals baseball team -- in a new serialized story from Missouri Press Foundation and author Carolyn Mueller.
"The Gashouse Gang" is this year's Reading Across Missouri project, an endeavor to have young readers across the state inside their community newspapers reading and learning in 2015. This is the 10th year for the project.
The story is available now to Missouri newspapers to begin publishing in January. To access the package, which includes the Rules for Publication, promotional ad, teacher guide and 12 chapter features, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: readmo15.
Wednesday July 1st
Are you looking for a sales position around the Kansas City area and have experience in the newspaper industry? If yes, Missouri Press Service is hiring! Click the link for more details. Link
Tuesday June 30th
Mark Maassen is named new executive director of the Missouri Press Association. http://www. Link
Monday June 29th
Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson: Internet Vulnerabilities Remain, via Public Notice Resource Center newsletter Government officials have known about the vulnerabilities the internet faces since at least 1998, when seven young hackers – bearing names like Space Rogue, Weld Pond and Brian Oblivion – testified before the United States Senate that “any of the seven individuals seated before you” could take the internet down with 30 minutes of well-choreographed keystrokes. Fred Thompson, the Tennessee Republican who chaired the Senate panel in 1998 and left Congress in 2003, said in a recent interview that internet security is the kind of problem the government has trouble fixing. “Number one, it’s very difficult, and number two, there’s no immediate political payoff for anyone,” he said. The vulnerability of technology users at the highest levels of government is a stark reminder of the value of publishing printed versions of public notices in newspapers. The newspaper and press association websites which host public notices may also be vulnerable to being taken offline, so the online postings are best used as an adjunct to the printed notice, because printed notices remain independent, archivable,accessible and verifiable. Read the related article written by the Washington Post by clicking on the link. http://www.pnrc.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/These-hackers-warned-the-Internet-would-become-a-security-disaster.-Nobody-listened.-The-Washington-Post-20150623.pdf Link