Missouri Press Bulletin 02 16 2016 E Edition Page 2

Missouri Press Association Bulletin, February 16, 2016, Page 2 Need help with a newspaper issue? Check the links at mopress.com/reporterslinks.php. CALENDAR 2016 March 4 - NIE Committee meeting, Columbia 10-11 - Missouri Advertising Managers' Association meeting, Lake Ozark 16-18 - NNA's Community Newspaper Leadership Summit, Arlington, Va. 25 - 2016 Newspaper Internship Program Application Packet Due 31 - 2016 Better Newspaper Contest entries Due 31 - Nominations for MPA Hall of Fame, Photojournalism Hall of Fame and Outstanding Young Journalist Awards Due April 28 - MPF Board Meeting, Columbia 28 - MPA Past Presidents and Spouses Dinner, Columbia 29 - Retirement Reception for Doug Crews, Columbia Country Club, 1 p.m. June 16 - Porter Fisher Golf Tournament, Columbia 17 - MPA/MPS/MPF Board Meetings, Columbia 17 - Show Me Press Association Meeting, Columbia July 14 - SEMO Press Association Meeting, Cape Girardeau September-October Sept. 22 - NNA's 130th Annual Convention & Trade Show, Franklin, Tenn. Sept. 29-Oct. 1 - 150th Annual Missouri Press Association Convention and Trade Show, Branson 2016 Missouri Press Association convention is at Branson's Chateau on the Lake Celebrate the first 150 years The coming year will mark the 150th anniversary of the Missouri Press Association's convention and the event is set to be held in grand fashion at Branson's Chateau on the Lake. MPA will celebrate The First 150 Years of The Association b e g i n n i n g Thursday, Sept. 29, with a Boots and Barbecue Country Night to benefit Missouri Press Foundation. Nashville musician Beau Fuller and Casey Muessigmann, a contestant on season 3 of The Voice, will entertain guests outdoors on the Chateau's Garden Terrace overlooking Table Rock Lake. Thursday will also include meetings of the Missouri Press Foundation, Association and Service boards for those members. Friday, Sept. 30, will include the convention's trade show, Branson entertainers and Better Newspaper Contest displays. Entries for the BNC contest, Outstanding Young Journalist and Hall of Fame awards are due to MPA by March 31; see below more information. An MPA business meeting will also be held Friday morning. After lunch Friday, attendees will be able to attend gubernatorial and senatorial political forums concerning the November 2016 general election. The Hall of Fame banquet is scheduled for Friday night and the evening will be capped off with a dessert and champagne reception o v e r l o o k i n g the lake. The e v e n i n g ' s climax will be a ireworks display celebrating the 150th annual convention. Saturday's, Oct. 1, main event remains the Better Newspaper Contest awards lunch; the start time has been adjusted to allow more time for individuals driving to the hotel that day. In addition to the various events listed above, Friday and Saturday will also include general sessions featuring informative speakers and panels to help newspaper publishers and staff better serve their communities. If you would like to be a sponsor or trade show exhibitor, contact MPF Director Melody Bezenek by phone at 573-449-4167, ext. 303, or by email at mbezenek@socket.net. Detailed convention information, including how to register for the convention, will be published in upcoming editions of Missouri Press News, as well as at mopress. com/convention. Register today for MAMA With entries for the Missouri Advertising Managers' Association Best Ad Contest submitted, there is still time to register to attend the annual meeting if you haven't already. The MAMA meeting will be March 10-11, 2016, at Camden on the Lake Resort in Lake Ozark. Full meeting details and registration information is available online at mopress. com. You may make hotel reservations through Feb. 19. Call 1-888-365-5620 and ask for the Missouri Advertising Managers' Association rate of $112; the group code is: MAMA0316. If you have any questions, please contact Kristie Williams at kwilliams@ socket.net or by phone at 573-449-4167.

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