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Missouri Press Association

Some spec ads to help you sell

We are sharing a series of spec ads for newspapers to sell to local advertisers. You can find the ads in one PDF here. Let’s be creative in selling ads to our local businesses. While these ads may not be perfect for you, feel free to use them for inspiration for something that will work in your local

Newspaper Resources for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Missouri Press Association has put together a collection of resources that we think will be useful to you in these trying times. These resources include a checklist for your business to qualify for emergency loans through the Small Business Administration and a guide to the CARES Act from News Media Alliance. As you would with any

Tips for continuing to cover the news in the coronavirus pandemic

From Ruby Bailey Missourian Executive Editor, Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair, and MPA Director As confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased, it became clear that the best thing the Columbia Missourian could do for our faculty editors, staffers and our community was to adhere immediately and aggressively to Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols

132 Organizations Sign Statement on Government Coronavirus Emergency Transparency and Public Access

Statement on Government Coronavirus Emergency Transparency, Access As state, tribal and local governments across the United States take measures to respond to the COVID-19 epidemic, executive orders and legislative proposals are calling for the suspension of normal operating procedures including, at times, compliance with open-meeting and public-records laws. We strongly urge government branches and agencies

First Amendment Golf Tournament | June 11 | The Cove at Lodge of Four Seasons

REGISTER TODAY! This year’s 35th annual tournament will take place on Thursday June 11, 2020 at the Lake of the Ozark’s Lodge of the Four Season’s beautiful and picturesque Cove Golf Course. This is a family-friendly event that all levels of golfer can enjoy – from beginner to pro. Food and beverage will be provided

Sales & Marketing Training | Camden on the Lake April 23-24 | Lake Ozark

The Missouri Press Advertising and Marketing Executives have announced their agenda and you won’t want to miss it! Register Today! Download the Full Agenda Thursday, April 23 11:00 AM | MPAME Board meeting in H. Toads Restaurant 1-2:15 PM | Advertising Strategies that Drive Results with Sales Trainer Linda Ramey-Greiwe 2:15 PM | Break 2:30

Newspaper subscribers form the backbone of democracy

Newspaper subscribers are often seen as leaders in the community, well-informed about the issues that affect everyone. Help potential readers feel empowered by encouraging them to become subscribers to their local newspaper. The community will be better because of it.

Tales of Marvelous Missouri

Begin your Missouri Bicentennial celebration a little early with “Tales of Marvelous Missouri.” This 8 chapter serial story, with a Teaching Guide, will delight your readers, students and adults alike! (download code: marvelousmo20)

The importance of Missouri’s Sunshine Law

Missouri’s Sunshine Law is vital to ensuring that government works for all citizens, at every level. A healthy democracy relies on an engaged citizenry and transparency by government officials is essential to that democracy. Under the Sunshine Law, meetings, records, votes, actions, and deliberations of the state’s government will be open to the public.

Get your entries ready for this year’s contests

The time to enter Missouri Press’ contests is now! The templates for both the Best Ad Contest and Better Newspaper Contest are OPEN! Get your entries in TODAY! DO NOT WAIT to upload entries until the contests’ deadlines. Please visit the Missouri Press website for more information about each contest. Rules, categories and other information

Day at the Capitol is Jan. 30

Plan to attend the 2020 Missouri Press Association/Associated Press Day at the Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 30, in Jefferson City. Members are encouraged to attend the event at the State Capitol building and meet with their local legislators about issues important to Missouri newspapers. The day will also include lunch at the Governor’s Mansion. A


The Missouri Press Foundation’s Newspapers in Education program is proud to announce that the 2020 serial story, Tales of Marvelous Missouri, is available at, download code of marvelousmo20. This 8-chapter story tells the tale of one girl’s adventure at Silver Dollar City and how it led to a deep love of the area’s history

The benefits of MPA members working with NewzGroup

A number of advertising agencies that place ads in your paper via Missouri Press are threatening to withhold payment for entire campaigns if we are missing only one tearsheet by a set date following the campaign. Utilizing this service would all but eliminate that threat. For your information, here are some of the benefits of

Mark your calendars for these 2020 Missouri Press events!

Mark your calendars for these 2020 Missouri Press events! -Day at the Capitol and Winter Board Meetings | Jefferson City | Date to Be Determined -March 31 | Better Newspaper Contest Deadline -April 23-24 | Missouri Press Advertising and Marketing Executive Meeting | Camden on the Lake | Lake Ozark -June 11 | First Amendment

Order 2020 Press Cards and Update Your Staff Email Information Today

Press Cards Submit requests for 2020 press cards and 2020-2021 MPA auto stickers today by going online or emailing staffers’ names to Kristie Fortier at There is no charge for press cards or auto stickers for MPA members; please include a total number of stickers needed for your organization. In all requests, please include


Stars and Stripes Military Newspaper 2019 – **New** Learn about the enduring military newspaper that got its start right here in Missouri. (Download code: starsandstripes)

National Newspaper Week Oct. 6-12, 2019

Plan to promote yourself for National Newspaper Week From Mark Maassen Missouri Press Executive Director Dear Missouri Press members, I am this year’s chairman of National Newspaper Week, Oct. 6-12, 2019, the annual recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America and which is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers. A content

National Newspaper Week from Mark Maasen

National Newspaper Week is Oct. 6-12, Make Plans to Promote Your Newspaper! Dear Missouri Press members, Our Executive Director is this year’s chairman of National Newspaper Week, Oct. 6-12, 2019, the annual recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America and which is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers. A content kit

Tips for Parents – Fresh Content!

The Missouri State Teachers Association has provided us with updated content to get your area students and parents ready for school.  Download this new material here, with the code tipsforparents today!

Proposed Slate for Missouri Press Association’s 2020 Officers and Directors

The Missouri Press Association Nominating Committee met recently, finalizing a slate of MPA officers and directors for 2020, effective Jan. 1. The election of MPA officers and directors is scheduled during the annual MPA business meeting Friday, Sept. 27, at the 153rd annual MPA Convention at the Harrah’s Hotel in North Kansas City. Here are the candidates proposed by the nominating committee: 2020 President, Trevor Vernon, Eldon Advertiser; First Vice President,

Know what to expect with cameras in the courtroom

The two videos posted here were created by the Missouri Press-Bar Commission in its efforts to provide guidance to reporters who are covering Missouri Courts. Judges have reported that they realize reporters in the state work for papers that are often short-staffed and they may not have extensive experience covering courts. The judiciary worked with

Kansas City Here We Come! | 143rd MPA Convention | Sept. 26-28

The 2019 Convention Schedule has been announced and you won’t want to miss a thing! Fill out my online form. var m16vo3sa0dkqacm;(function(d, t) { var s = d.createElement(t), options = { ‘userName’ : ‘mopress’, ‘formHash’ : ‘m16vo3sa0dkqacm’, ‘autoResize’ : true, ‘height’ : ‘2787’, ‘async’ : true, ‘header’ : ‘show’, ‘host’ : ‘’, ‘entSource’ : ‘wordpress’,

July Book Buzz Is Out Of This World

Book Buzz is a children’s book review column. The July Book Buzz is out of this world. This is the 50th anniversary of the Neil Armstrong’s and Buzz Aldrin’s lunar walk, and Book Buzz celebrates by featuring “Moon! Earth’s Best Friend,” “Look Up With Me: Neil DeGrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars,” and “When

It Can Wait winners visit Missouri Press, MU

The Missouri Press Association staff welcomed Abigail Chaney, 18, a senior at Lighthouse Preparatory Academy in Jefferson City, Mo., and Kate Freitag, 18, a senior at Washington High School in Washington, Mo., statewide winners of the It Can Wait (distracted driving) Essay and Video Contest, to the central offices in Columbia on Tuesday, June 11,

Missouri Press Association announces 2019 Hall of Fame inductees

A group of five newspaper people, which includes one couple and two former Missouri Press Association presidents, will be inducted in September into the Association’s Newspaper Hall of Fame. The induction reception and banquet are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, during MPA’s 153rd Annual Convention and Trade Show at Harrah’s North Kansas City


Spring has finally arrived and NIE has got you covered with Agriculture Is Everywhere – This 7-part series or tab gives insight into the depth and variety of agriculture in Missouri. (Download code: moag16)