December 17, 2015
"Night at the Capitol," a new 13-chapter serialized story from Missouri Press, is now available. The story is free to Missouri newspapers through the Reading Across Missouri project, an effort to have young people reading and learning inside their community newspapers in the new year. This is the 12th year for the project.
"Night at the Capitol" is an adventure that begins when Charlie, bored with life in Missouri and the class field trip he's on at the Missouri State Capitol, stumbles upon characters from the past and helps save the night by tracking down a state treasure. Soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, statesmen, authors and entertainers are the cast of characters in this overnight trip through time.
"Night at the Capitol" is intended for publication beginning in January. The story is available at no charge to Missouri newspapers through June 2016 thanks to the Missouri Press Foundation.
Visit www.mo-nie.com and use download code readmo16 to access: Rules of Publication (including online guidelines), a promotional ad, 13 ready-to-publish chapter features and a companion teacher guide correlated to Missouri's learning standards.
Please contact Dawn Kitchell with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org or (636) 932-4301.
December 7, 2015
The 2016 Reading Across Missouri project kicks off in January. This year, we're sprinkling a little magic on Missouri history to make it come alive for young readers. It's a story that readers of all ages will enjoy.
"Night at the Capitol" begins when 11-year-old Charlie, bored with life in Missouri and the class field trip he's on, stumbles upon characters from the past and helps save the night by tracking down a state treasure. Soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, statesmen, authors, and entertainers are the cast of characters is this overnight trip through time.
"Night at the Capitol" is 13 chapters. The promotional ad and teacher guide are available now for newspapers to download and begin promoting. The chapters will be available soon for publication beginning in January. The story is available at no charge to Missouri newspapers through June 2016 thanks to the Missouri Press Foundation.
"Night at the Capitol" was written by Carolyn Mueller and Illustrated by Chris Grant.
To access the files for the Reading Across Missouri project, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: readmo16.
October 7, 2015
October 1, 2015
Just in time to commemorate National Newspaper Week Oct. 4-10, Missouri Press NIE has released a new feature that shares a historical timeline and current statistics on what newspapers mean to communities.
A sidebar recognizes International Carrier Day, this year celebrated on Oct. 10, and notes historical figures who once were newspaper carriers. This color feature is 6 columns by 6 inches and can be accessed at mo-nie.com using download code: npweek.
September 11, 2015
The Magna Carta established the principal that no one is above the law. Written 800 years ago by 13th century barons trying to protect their rights and property from a tyrannical king, the American colonists inserted those same rights into the laws of their states and later into the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Use this feature, or any of our archived Constitution features, to celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17. To download, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: magna for the Magna Carta or download code: constitution for any of MPA's Constitution features.