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Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame

For 13 years, the Missouri Press Association has been honoring those who have demonstrated excellence in photojournalism. This Thursday, October 19th, we will continue that tradition with the induction of five new members to the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame. Starting at 4 p.m. at the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute in the Palmer room, the following inductees will be distinguished; Art Phillips– Phillips was born and raised in St. Louis. He started his photography career as a part-time employee for United Press International (UPI) while working toward his degree at Southern Illinois University. For... read more
Toast to a Successful Convention and Trade Show!

Toast to a Successful Convention and Trade Show!

Fun was had by all this last weekend at the Missouri Press Association’s 151st Annual Convention and Trade show in Springfield. There were newspaper members and friends of Missouri Press from all over the state. Before presenting the new inductees to the Newspaper Hall of Fame, Executive Director Mark Maassen honored Karen Philp, an employee of Missouri Press. Hired in July of 1998, Karen has been the bookkeeper at the Missouri Press Association for 19 years.  She will retire in December and plans to travel with her mother and spend time with her beloved grandchildren, Maassen said Friday. After a round of applause and hugs from her... read more

Missouri Press Convention and Trade Show

Thursday is the day! Missouri Press is abuzz with preparation for MPA’s 151st Annual Convention and Trade show.  From people making donations for the live and silent auctions, to preparing numerous opportunities to recognize Missouri’s newspaper men and women, everyone is in for a treat. There will be an annual board meeting thursday morning because, lets face it, we have to work before we can play.  But as soon as the clock strikes five, loosen your ties, let down your hair, hop on the shuttle and let the fun begin! Thursday night kicks off the event at Mother’s Brewing Company where registered attendees can enjoy... read more