Use student editorials to recognize Sunshine Week, March 13-19

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.


Get it here.

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 to learn more about this nonprofit organization working to educate all Missourians about their rights and responsibilities under the Sunshine Law.

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Spread Sunshine March 13-19

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.


Sprint into Spring with Book Buzz Children's Book Column

February 9, 2016


Celebrate Missouri Farmers this Month with new Ag series

February 1, 2016

Missouri has more than 99,000 family farms, putting it behind only Texas in the most farms in the United States.

The Missouri Farm Bureau has set aside Feb. 7-13 as "Thank a Farmer Week." Across the state, counties will be organizing activities to celebrate.

Following "Thank a Farmer Week" is National FFA Week, commemorated this year Feb. 20-27.

Your newspaper has an opportunity to educate readers about Missouri's farmers and the importance of agriculture with a Newspaper In Education series, "Agriculture is Everywhere!" This 8-part series shares information on Missouri's natural resources and highlights commodities produced in our state.


Order "Agriculture is Everywhere" inserts for Thank a Farmer Week!

January 7, 2016

"Thank a Farmer Week" in Missouri is Feb. 7-13 and Missouri newspapers have a terrific opportunity to promote agriculture in our state to young readers with the Newspaper In Education feature, "Agriculture is Everywhere," just created in partnership with the Missouri Farm Bureau.

The new feature is available in two formats: a full-color 12-page educational special section and an 8-part in-paper series.

Missouri Farm Bureau is printing an initial supply of 50,000 copies of the special section and making them available to Missouri newspapers to share with their readers - young and older. Orders will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The Farm Bureau has generously agreed to ship the tabs to Missouri newspapers at no cost.


Online Store Feature

2016 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

An alphabetical resource guide to all of the newspapers in the state of Missouri. $45.00





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