June 12, 2014Getting Started with NIE Workshop July 17

 With the anniversary to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, World War I commemorations, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November, and more, this coming school year will be another great year for reaching out to young readers in your community.

Now is the time to start planning and Missouri Press would like to help.

If you would like to start a Newspaper In Education partnership with your schools or have a new staff person who needs a little help, we've got a training for you. We will offer a Newspaper In Education Basics workshop on Thursday, July 17 at the MPA office in Columbia.

This workshop will introduce Newspaper In Education, the goals, outcomes and how to get started. We'll share resources available to your newspaper at no cost from Missouri Press.

This NIE Basics workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17. We've made it easy to commute in and out in one workday. We'll even provide lunch. There is no cost to attend but seating is limited so contact Dawn Kitchell to register your newspaper today at dawn.kitchell@gmail.com or (636)932-4301.

June 4, 2014Flag Etiquette feature for Flag Day

In 1885, a public school teacher came up with the idea to celebrate America's "Flag Birthday" with his students in Wisconsin. Flag Birthday and Flag Day commemorations spread across the country to celebrate the adoption of the Stars and Stripes on June 14, 177

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a presidential proclamation recognizing Flag Day as the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777. Missouri's own President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress on Aug. 3, 1949, designating June 14 as National Flag Day.

Missouri Press has a feature that teaches about the United States flag. It's available to newspapers at no cost and is a great resource to publish on or before Flag Day. To download the feature, visit mo-nie.com and use the download code: usflag.

 

 

May 7, 2014New Feature Shares Story of Memorial Day Meaning

Most of your readers likely don't know why Memorial Day is a national holiday, but a new feature from Missouri Press will share the story of Decoration Day and the Memorial Day Poppy, which have their beginnings in two wars.

This new feature in our patriotic series created in parternship with The Missouri Bar is available now for your newspaper to publish on or before Memorial Day, commemorated this year on May 26.

To download the feature, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: decoration.

Another feature that might be of interest in June is on flag etiquette. Flag Day is June 14. To access that feature, use the download code: usflag.

April 21, 2014May 1 is Law Day

With Russia headline news these days, readers might be interested in why May 1 is recognized as Law Day in the United States. We've got an educational feature for that!

When the Soviet Union existed, the Soviets had a parade every year on May 1 to display their new weapons. This parade showed that the Soviet Union was a nation that ruled by force. To prove the difference between our nations, American politicians and lawyers wanted to show that we were a nation that is ruled by laws
made by our citizens so we began celebrating Law Day on May 1.

To download the archived quarter-page Law Day feature created in partnership with The Missouri Bar, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: lawday1.

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